A lifetime spent with animals
I grew up around dogs. My parents raised and trained award-winning obedience Doberman Pinschers, and I remember them as the perfect dogs! Caige, in particular, was a superhero. He chased bad guys, loved our family unconditionally, and was always ready to be my babysitter.
The truth is I can't remember a time when I wasn't working with and around dogs. Raised on an animal sanctuary, I've shared in the responsibility of caring for, rehabilitating and training animals since childhood. That lifelong experience has served me well as I've gone on to:
Train and donate multiple service dogs
Donate an accomplished search and rescue dog to a local police department
Foster and train hundreds of dogs in rescue
Work directly with the public to improve the lives of dogs and their families nationwide
I believe in being kind to both ends of the leash. Finding what fits for the dog and the human is an important part of our time together.
My goal is always to bring joy and contentment to the humans I work with while helping the dogs live a fuller life through enrichment and teaching appropriate behaviors.
I currently teach Companion 1, 2 and 3 as well as the occasional trick class, CGC, Loose Leash Walking and a really fun class on Sunday's called Sunday Funday. Sunday Funday class is all about having fun with our dogs.