I have always enjoyed having a variety of pets and have lived with dogs my whole life. In 2001, I adopted my first german shepherd dog (Taylor) and shortly thereafter, my second GSD - Rumor. Taylor was largely ‘the perfect dog’ from the start. Rumor proved to be a bit more challenging. It was in working with Rumor that my fascination with training dogs began.
Since that time, I have attended many seminars by world renowned trainers (Patricia McConnell, Suzanne Clothier, Karen Pryor, and Ken Rameriz to name just a few). I have read many training and behavior books, attended multiple classes and tried to absorb as much information as possible. I have become a life-long learner.
One thread that has carried on through all my learning is that a positive, relationship-based training program achieves the best results.
In 2016, I discovered Absolute Dogs and the concept-based training methodology. I have completed several Absolute Dogs courses and been a member of the Academy ever since. Concept training and the relationship with my dogs developed through this training style has truly been a game changer. When the opportunity to become a Pro Dog Trainer through Absolute Dogs became available in 2018, I knew this was the path for me.
Certified as Pro Dog Trainer by Absolute Dogs class of 2018.
Professional member of Pet Professional Guild (www.petprofessionalguild.com)
Member of Pet Professional Network (twww.petpronetwork.com)