I have had a passion for animals my entire life and knew they would be part of my future life. I started my path at Mars Hill University and received my bachelors degree in Zoology. My original plan was to work as a zookeeper, which I accomplished when I moved to Alaska for a year and worked as an animal keeper there. It was an amazing experience and I learned so much. Alaska gave me my first exposure to animal training where I began to train Alaskan native animals (black bear, wolves, Canadian lynx, red fox, etc.) for behaviors that would benefit them for veterinary check ups and just their overall well-being. This is when I learned the amazing benefits training could have on the relationship with you and the animal and I knew this is something I wanted to continue. After leaving Alaska I wanted to expanded my training knowledge, but this time with the focus on dogs. I attended National K-9 School for Dog Trainers in Ohio and learned about the amazing things dogs are capable of doing and how to accomplish the goals one has for their dog. Dog training is definitely a process, but it can have a huge impact on your life with your dog and better your dog’s life. I have fallen in love with dog training and want to share my knowledge with others. I know each animal is different, and I’ll work with yours to give them the specific guidance they need. Whether you’re thinking about getting a dog, have a new dog, or already own a dog, I am a Certified Professional Trainer and would be happy to help!