I am a Certified Dog Trainer in Dallas, Texas who specializes in helping your adopted Shelter dog or puppy get settled in. I use modern, humane, positive methods. I will come to your home to help you with obedience training and behavior modification. I also teach Obedience classes for puppies and dogs.
Did you adopt or acquire a cute canine, and are now thinking “What have I done? This untrained, unruly dog is too much for me!”
Is he running uncontrollably around the house? Jumping on everyone and everything? Biting you, growling, or grabbing your kids’ stuff? Won’t go in his crate? Embarrassing you by barking at others when walking on leash? Piddling in the house– even though you just took him out?? Does he pull your arm out of its socket, leaving you exhausted, when all you wanted was a quiet, friendly stroll in the cool of the evening?
I can help! Since I moved to Dallas twelve years ago, I’ve enjoyed walking and working with some of the biggest, most unruly dogs at Operation Kindness, a No-Kill Animal Shelter in Carrollton, TX. Prior to that, I volunteered at Dog Adoption and Welfare Group (DAWG) in Santa Barbara, CA. I’ve trained my own dogs using compulsion (not anymore!), clicker, and positive reinforcement. I love dogs and puppies, enjoy being a Dog Trainer, and helping people solve their problems and understand their pets. I’ve attended seminars by the best trainers in the nation on Aggression, Aggressive, Reactive, and Fearful Dogs, Behavior Modification, Behavior Adjustment Training (BAT), and Understanding Canine Body Language.
I am a graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara with a BA in Biological Sciences, and my dog trainer certification (ABCDT) from the Animal Behavior College in Santa Clarita, CA. I’ve worked as a Clinical Medical Technologist and Program Manager at different universities in California and Texas.
Most importantly, dogs are my passion, and I have owned numerous dogs- pitbulls, dobermans, terriers, and Heinz 57s. I enjoy multi-dog households.
Let me train you to be the Leader of your Pack and achieve Harmony and Happiness with your dogs.