How do you serve precious pets?

  • Pet Training

What training tools do you use?

  • Back-clip Harness
  • Clicker
  • Front-clip Harness
  • Leash
  • Long Line
  • Martingale Collar
  • Muzzle
  • Praise/Affection
  • Toys
  • Treats

Do you offer online sessions?

  • Yes

Which training type do you employ to encourage paw-sitive behaviors?

  • Pet Behavior Modification

What part of the animal kingdom do you serve?

  • Dogs

On a scale of snail to elephant, what size animals do you work with?

  • 20-39 lbs
  • 40-79 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
  • under 20 lbs

Pet Certifications

  • Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA)

Proud member of...

  • Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT)
  • Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers (CCPDT)
  • International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC)
  • Pet Professional Guild (PPG)

Cat-astrophes happen! What is your cancellation policy?

  • Flexible

Which part of the country do you serve pets?

Solano County, California

What year did you begin serving pets?

2016

How did you hone your craft?

I began as a dog-sitter and dog walker, then began working for a Dog Boarding and Daycare facility. I worked in that facility for 8+ years where I led off leash hikes, ran playgroups, assessed behavior, trained staff and apprenticed in training classes. I had the luxury of assisting a local trainer in an internship at my county shelter. During my time at the county shelter I became an evaluator then was certified as a dog trainer in 2016 through the CCPDT. I have remained on at the shelter since 2015 leading volunteer training, training staff and helping with the creation of their enrichment program.

What tip would you give pet parents for working with animals that you've learned as a pro?

Do your best to reframe your thoughts from what your dog is doing wrong, to what it is you'd like them to do. Adjust your environment so that they're more likely to be successful and then focus on teaching them the skills they need to do better. Management tools like baby gates, exercise pens, crates and leashes can make a big difference in helping your dog be successful. Think of your dog as your younger teammate. Our dogs have the cognitive abilities of a 2-3 year old child. While they aren't children, it's important to understand that they may not understand or "know" all that we expect them to. Adjust your communication and help them get it right!

What is one thing you want pet parents to know about you? It can be whatev-fur you'd like!

I'm a huge animal lover and have three pups of my own, two Pit Bull Terriers and a Doberman. I've also owned my fair share of cats, rodents, fish and reptiles - I love the opportunity to train with different species whenever I get the chance!

Distinction

CPTA-KA

How do you serve precious pets?

  • Pet Training

What training tools do you use?

  • Back-clip Harness
  • Clicker
  • Front-clip Harness
  • Leash
  • Long Line
  • Martingale Collar
  • Muzzle
  • Praise/Affection
  • Toys
  • Treats

Do you offer online sessions?

  • Yes

Which training type do you employ to encourage paw-sitive behaviors?

  • Pet Behavior Modification

What part of the animal kingdom do you serve?

  • Dogs

On a scale of snail to elephant, what size animals do you work with?

  • 20-39 lbs
  • 40-79 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
  • under 20 lbs

Pet Certifications

  • Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA)

Proud member of...

  • Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT)
  • Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers (CCPDT)
  • International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC)
  • Pet Professional Guild (PPG)

Cat-astrophes happen! What is your cancellation policy?

  • Flexible

Which part of the country do you serve pets?

Solano County, California

What year did you begin serving pets?

2016

How did you hone your craft?

I began as a dog-sitter and dog walker, then began working for a Dog Boarding and Daycare facility. I worked in that facility for 8+ years where I led off leash hikes, ran playgroups, assessed behavior, trained staff and apprenticed in training classes. I had the luxury of assisting a local trainer in an internship at my county shelter. During my time at the county shelter I became an evaluator then was certified as a dog trainer in 2016 through the CCPDT. I have remained on at the shelter since 2015 leading volunteer training, training staff and helping with the creation of their enrichment program.

What tip would you give pet parents for working with animals that you've learned as a pro?

Do your best to reframe your thoughts from what your dog is doing wrong, to what it is you'd like them to do. Adjust your environment so that they're more likely to be successful and then focus on teaching them the skills they need to do better. Management tools like baby gates, exercise pens, crates and leashes can make a big difference in helping your dog be successful. Think of your dog as your younger teammate. Our dogs have the cognitive abilities of a 2-3 year old child. While they aren't children, it's important to understand that they may not understand or "know" all that we expect them to. Adjust your communication and help them get it right!

What is one thing you want pet parents to know about you? It can be whatev-fur you'd like!

I'm a huge animal lover and have three pups of my own, two Pit Bull Terriers and a Doberman. I've also owned my fair share of cats, rodents, fish and reptiles - I love the opportunity to train with different species whenever I get the chance!