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I began dog training as a hobby, attending obedience classes and working with private dog trainers in 1999. Later I earned a Canine Good Citizen certificate and a Pet Partners registration with my dog, Maddy, which allowed us to visit at a hospital for four years in animal therapy. I worked as a trainer at a dog daycare in their boarding kennels and trained informally in agility and flyball. I began offering private dog training professionally in 2013. I have built a successful business and earned many happy clients making dog training positive and effective for the whole family!

I have over three thousand hours training dogs and their people! I have worked with many breeds, all ages and all issues including fear and aggression. I am experienced in partnering with Veterinarians and Veterinary Behaviorists when needed to work on behavior modification plans. In my previous corporate career as a Human Resources Manager I gained much experience in training people and draw from that in my dog training. Outside of dog training I spent five years in search and rescue and was also certified as a volunteer firefighter. I have two adopted children and we enjoy going to the beach, reading, movies, studying Spanish as a second language, exploring around Jacksonville and Northeast Florida!

Certifications, Achievements, Memberships Past & Present:
Certified Professional Dog Trainer, CPDT-KA ~ Victoria Stilwell Academy Faculty Advisor

Fear Free Certified Professional ~ Canine Good Citizen Evaluator, AKC

Best Dog Trainer, Jacksonville Magazine 2017

First Coast Force Free Trainers, Force Free Florida, Pet Professional Guild,

Association of Professional Dog Trainers, International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants

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