- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
I evaluate the dog's temperament and help teach the owner to train the dog.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I am a certified obedience instructor through Animal Behavior College. I have also taken two dogs through obedience classes, and I work with shelter animals to help them overcome fear or aggression issues and become wonderful adoptable pets.
- How did you get started doing this type of work?
I became interested in dog training when I committed to adopting a rare and very strong- willed breed of dog- a Beauceron. I was determined to give my dog a fulfilling and rewarding life. I started studying different training regimens and researching as many issues as I could. It was still a terrific challenge, but I learned as much about myself as my dog learned about me.