Fun training with serious results!
My knowledge of canine behavior and training has been independently validated by the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers. I began dog training as a hobby, attending obedience classes and working with private trainers 16 years ago. I earned a Canine Good Citizen certificate and a Pet Partners registration with my dog, Maddy, which allowed us to visit at a hospital for four years in animal therapy. I worked as a trainer at Fido’s Farm in their boarding kennels and trained informally in agility and flyball. I began offering private dog training full time in 2013. I have developed a successful business and earned many happy clients making dog training fun and successful for the whole family.
I have over one thousand hours training dogs and their people and I have a soft spot for fearful and anxious dogs. I have had the privelege of working with other well-respected professionals in my field, trainers, Vet Behaviorists, shelter & rescue directors and more. In my previous corporate career as a Human Resources Manager I gained much experience in training people and draw from that in my group dog training classes.
Outside of dog training I spent five years in search and rescue with a sheriff's department and was also certified as a volunteer firefighter. I have two adopted children, my husband is a retired Army veteran of 23 years and together we enjoy reading, movies, fishing and scuba diving.