I began training dogs professionally in 2005, working and volunteering in a variety of animal-centric settings including boarding kennels, training facilities, dog daycares, rescue centers, veterinary clinics, and as a Guide Dog Mobility Instructor training service dogs for people with visual impairments. This diverse background has afforded a well-rounded education in the areas of animal behavior, health and husbandry. One of the most important aspects of being a successful dog trainer is having the ability to instruct, educate and support dog owners. With over fifteen years teaching experience with a teaching style that is client-focused, helping dog owners feel confident in providing leadership and guidance in their dog’s life. Through effective, consistent communication, owners will feel calm and in control when working with their dog(s).