My Story

A lifetime spent with animals

I always tell people I was raised by Doberman Pinschers. My parents trained a pair of award winning obedience Dobies. 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 service dogs, donated an award winning search and rescue dog to a local police department, established the Enrichment program at Halsey East Animal Clinic, and worked directly with the public to improve the lives of dogs and their families nationwide.

As for my training style, 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 appropriate behavior.