I became a dog behavior and training specialist because of my lifelong love for dogs and animals. Growing up, I was always surrounded by dogs and other pets. It was clear from an early age that I had a special connection with these creatures. This love and appreciation for dogs led me to work with various animal shelters, including the ASPCA, where I was able to directly impact the lives of dogs in need.
Working at the ASPCA allowed me to witness firsthand the incredible impact that proper training and behavior modification can have on dogs. I saw how many dogs were surrendered to shelters simply because their owners didn’t have the tools or resources to help them overcome behavioral issues. I knew I wanted to be part of the solution. I realized that by helping dogs and their owners, I could not only improve the lives of individual animals, but I could also help prevent the overpopulation of shelters and reduce the number of dogs in need of homes.
I am driven by my love for dogs and my commitment to making a positive difference in their lives. Whether working with puppies, rescue dogs, helping families resolve behavioral issues, or simply sharing my passion and knowledge with others, I am dedicated to improving the lives of dogs and the humans who love them.
As a skilled teacher, I place an emphasis on helping you learn the same techniques I’ve acquired throughout my historical animal career of twenty plus years.
I have earned multiple certificates in dog behavior and training because I am passionate about helping dogs and their owners live happy and harmonious lives together! I believe that every dog is unique and deserves to be treated as such, and my certificates reflect my dedication to providing customized and effective training solutions. I understand that there is a lot of misinformation and outdated methods in the world of dog training, and my certificates demonstrate my commitment to staying up-to-date with the latest, science-based techniques and practices. By holding multiple certificates, I am able to offer a range of training options and approaches, ensuring that each dog and owner receive the personalized support they need. My ultimate goal is to help dogs thrive and create strong, lasting bonds with their owners, and I am proud to have the knowledge and experience necessary to make that a reality.