I have been passionate about animals since I was a child and my connection with them grew deeper though caring for my own pets, volunteer work and caring for animals professionally over the last 18 years. In 2009 I became a certified dog trainer through the School of Canine Studies, the only state certified school on the West Coast and studied for a year under Julie Forbes, founder of Sensitive Dog. I continue to attend seminars and courses yearly to further my education.
My training style is collaborative and holistic. I will work closely with you to develop a custom program that fits you and your pups needs. My goal is to offer training modalities that foster successful canine and human relationships. I possess a well-rounded training toolbox full of techniques that will help you connect with and understand your dog's behavior better. I employ methods based in science and animal learning theory. Simply put: I reward desired behaviors that will enrich your dog’s life and remove the “pay off” for unwanted behaviors.
I offer personalized dog training programs that take into account your goals as well as the breed, temperament and unique personality of your dog.