I have been training dogs (and other animals) since I was a child. I have trained
countless different breeds in a large variety of commands. I bred, trained and showed
German Shephered Dogs many years ago, as well as training other breeds for show. I
have also done training for mobility and hearing service dogs. I have rescued countless
dogs, cats and other animals off the streets and rehabilitated them before placing them
in loving forever homes. Through this lifetime of training and rehabilitation experience, I
have had the opportunity to watch animal behavior under the best and worst conditions.
I learned first hand from the most knowedgeable of teachers (the animals themselves)
what makes them tick. I also believe in the continued education of not only the owner
and the dog, but of the trainer as well. I am a Certified Professional Dog Trainer through
The Council of Certified Professional Dog Trainers and carry the title CPDT-KA, I also
have a professional dog trainer certification through the National Association of Dog
Obedience Instructors. I have dedicated a page to awards, certificates and licenses as
well as continuing trainer education information.
I have taken a wild mustang that wanted to bite or kick me (anything to make me go
away) and turned her into a horse that is so sociable, she greets everyone that visits
her with an inquizitive nose and a mischevious eye.
I am constantly working with rescues in order to help those animals that have found
themselves in shelters or other bad situations. I also give free classes to schools and
clubs regarding reading dog body language. These classes are designed to help both
children and adults avoid being bitten by understanding what the dog is trying to say.
I have a very well developed love and affinity for animals and they are able to pick up on
that. They tend to trust me and are able to learn from me because I know how to
motivate them. With that said, I don't train your dog for you (unless you specifically hire
me to do so). I teach you how to train your dog and demonstrate. Through my working
with you and your dog together, you not only end up with a well trained dog (that
responds to you and not just the trainer), you also have the training skills you need to
continue on to bigger, better things should you decide you would like to! My clients are
very important to me, both four legged and two legged. Their happiness and emotional
ease is an important facet to a positive training experience. This is why I make the
training light hearted and fun. Let me create a wonderful learning experience for both
you and your furry family member.