I first became interested in training when I got my Golden Retriever, Sissy. Training her was so much fun, and is something that we continued right up to the end, at 10 years old, she learned her last trick... SPEAK!
I have been working with dogs professionally since 2005' when I owned/operated a Grooming, training and daycare facility.
I attended Animal Behavior Collage in 2006/2007.
I worked as a volunteer at Oregon Humane Society, where I was able to work with a wide range of dogs with many different issues and talents. I was even able to work with a 10 year old blind and deaf dog. With this dog we had to come up with touch commands to train her, after she learned some basic commands, she was then adopted after having been in the shelter for over a year!
I have worked with many dogs over the years, and I love it! My goal is for all dog owners to discover the fun and bonding that training your dog brings.
I really enjoy having the whole family get in on the training as well. It is a great way for the kids and their dogs to learn together, it gives everyone a great sense of accomplishment while staying on the same page with training.