My Story

About Us

In our thoughts every day. Dachshund's Ginger (2007-16) and Badgey (2006-15) with Amber our Viszla (2007-15)
My husband Errett with me at a Star Wars Convention
My training partner Skye at 9 months

When I began training our puppy, Skye, in 2017, my love for training changed 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 and to various locations in town where training is essential.

Skye Cooling Off in his Pool

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

Dog Training Revolution, by Zak George

Dog Training 101 Course, by Jean Donaldson

Ultimate Guide to Rally-O by Debra M. Eldridge, DVM

Ceaser’s Way by Ceaser Millan

My Dog Pulls, What Do I Do, by Turid Rugaas

Training Your Own Service Dog by Max Mathews

Guide to Well Behaved Dog, by Zak George

Human/Canine Behavior Connection, by Marissa Martino, CTC, CPDT-KA

Don’t Shoot The Dog, by Karen Pryor

Dog Training 101, by Kyra Sundance

It’s Not the Dogs, It’s The People, by Nicole Wilde

The Human Half of Dog Training, by Rise VanFleet PhD, CDBC

The Dog’s Mind by Bruce Fogle, DVM, MRCVS

Good Dog 101, by Jean Donaldson

Transformational Dog Training, by Brian Bergford

Training The Best Dog Ever, by Dawn Sylvia Stasiowicz,

Dog Aggression System Every Dog Owner Needs, by Jackie Ferrier

Coaching People to Train Their Dogs

Dog Facts, by Joan Palmer

Feeling Outnumbered, by Karen London, PhD and Patricia McConnell, PhD

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