Originally from Long Island, New York and previously from Hermosa Beach in Southern California, I moved to Drake, Colorado in 2006.
My previous professions were typography, desktop publishing, website design, and property management.
When I began training our puppy, Skye, in 2017, my love for training started changing my career to the most joyous and rewarding profession I could have ever imagined! I love helping dog owners and their puppy or adult dog to have the “sweet home” owners wish to have with their dog.
In September of 2017 Skye was just 10 weeks old. Now I have an abundance of training experience and tips to share with owners of puppy or adult dogs which I’ve learned either through training at training centers, reading, and through trial and error of what I was missing in my training with Skye. My desire to share what I’ve learned with my clients is my goal and reward so you won’t have the stumbling blocks that I’ve come across during training.
At 10 weeks I began training Skye at High Drive Dog Company in Longmont. Skye and I graduated Puppy Foundation, Basic Obedience, and Intermediate Obedience. I’ve also worked with Skye at Canine Fine also located in Longmont. Because of my love for training and the fun we share, I continue to learn with Skye high level skills taught by Laurie Buffington at Dog Days Training Center in Berthoud.
In 2018 I began training dogs belonging to Carolyn Fairbanks, the president of the Pet Association of Estes Park. Volunteering for the Estes Park Pet Association I’ve been able to share my knowledge with others who have puppies or adult dogs that need training.
I know how difficult it can be with work, home, children, or being unable to drive to attend dog training off our mountain. And so, my love of training has brought me out into our communities to help you train your dog or I will train your dog for you.
I continue to do research and learn more training techniques during my training with Skye every Thursday at Dog Days Training Center as well as online training courses to bring the right technique to your door or to various locations in town where training is essential.
Dog Training with the
following Training Professionals
High Drive Dog Company,
Canine Fine, Longmont
Dog Days Training Center, Berthoud
Library of Knowledge
The Culture Clash, by Jean Donaldson
The Other End of the Leash, by Patricia B. McConnell, Ph.D.
When Pigs Fly, by Jane Killion
Complete Guide to Positive Dog Training, by Pamela Dennison
AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy, A Positive Behavioral Approach to Puppy Training, by Mary R. Burch, PhD
On Talking Terms with Dogs: Calming Signals, by Turid Rugaas
Fiesty Fido, Help for the Leash-Reactive Dog, by Patricia McConnell, PhD and Karen London, PhD
Mine! A Practical Guide to Resource Guarding in Dogs, by Jean Donaldson
Barking, The Sound of a Language, by Turid Rugaas
The Cautious Canine, How to Help Dogs Conquer Their Fears, by Patricia McConnell, PhD
Cooperative Care: Seven Steps to Stress-Free Husbandry, by Deborah Jones, PhD
Help for Your Shy Dog, by Deborah Wood
The Dog Tricks and Training Workbook, by Kyra Sundance
How Many Dogs? Using Positive Reinforcement Training to Manage a Multiple
Dog Household, by Debby McMullen
The Dogs Mind, Understanding Your Dog’s Behavior, by Bruce Fogle, DVM, MRCVS
How Dogs Think, A Guide to a Beautiful Relationship, by Immanuel Birmelin
What Is My Dog Thinking, by Gwen Bailey
Positive Dog Training, by Pamela Dennison
Dog Tricks, by Arthur Haggerty and Carol Benjamin
The Dog Lover’s Guide to Massage, by Megan Ayrault
Inside Of A Dog, by Alexandra Horowitz
Feeling Outnumbered, by Karen London, PhD and Patricia McConnell, PhD
Online Newsletters: AKC, Dogster, All Things Dogs, Dr. Becker, Dog Star Daily, Fear Free Pets, Karen Pryor Academy, Paws and Rewards