Hi, I’m glad you stopped by this page to get to know more about me. While in college, I decided it would be a GREAT time to adopt a puppy. I thought I might be BRILLIANT at raising a dog. Because I had watched lots of Dog Whisperer episodes and read one book on it. :::eye roll::: Also, my boyfriend at the time (now fiance) had a puppy of his own and she didn’t seem “all that bad.” At that time, we were all living together with a room mate. Clearly I was full of great ideas. Needless to say, there were a lot of mistakes I made and pitfalls I wish I could have avoided.
I quickly fell in love with training my dogs (and them for that matter, I mean look at them!). And I found that the dog training field fulfilled my need to help others achieve their goals as well as allow me to spend time with dogs. Yea, I was hooked. Fast forward, I have worked with countless of puppies, adult dogs and their parents. I am proud to be a Certified Professional Dog Trainer through the CCPDT, an American Kennel Club Canine Good Citizen Evaluator and a Family Paws Parent Educator.
I have a passion for coaching pro-active people in raising their puppy without all the drama most puppy owners face. I do this while providing science based methods and wisdom from my own experience along the way. Lastly, I never work with force, fear or intimidation. Thanks for stopping by and I look forward to working with you!