• Associated Certified Dog Behavior Consultant – 1 of only 4 in the state of WI certified through the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants – www.iaabc.org
  • Certified Professional Dog Trainer   (CPDT – KA) through the Certification Counsel of Professional Dog Trainers – www.ccpdt.org 
  • Certified Family Dog Mediator (FDM)™. I am proud to be part of a progressive, elite group of training/behavior professionals that are changing the way we view dogs and our relationship and our work with them! This approach focuses on improving our understanding of our canine companions, enriching their lives and improving their welfare while we view a dog’s needs and behavior based on the L.E.G.S.*model (Learning/Environment/Genetics/Self). This fully rounded approach developed by applied Ethologist Kim Brophey helps us not only better understand our companions and improve our bond/relationship but also helps us better address training and behavioral issues. *Ethologist Kim Brophey’s Dog L.E.G.S.® model of comprehensive canine science has been endorsed by prominent canine scientists such as Raymond Coppinger and embraced by reputable dog trainers worldwide.
  • Trauma informed professional that takes a holistic approach to dealing with dogs with stress, anxiety and/or trauma.
  • Over 25 years of experience training people how to train their dogs. See training page.
  • 17+ years of experience working in a shelter environment with challenging shelter dogs.
  • Tester/Observer/Volunteer with Therapy Dogs Inc, an organization committed to working with volunteers and their companions who do therapy work in senior facilities and schools.  www.therapydogs.com
  • Member of A.W.A.R.E, the alliance of WI Animal Rehoming Effort – www.awarewisconsin.com
  • Member of Force Free Trainers of Wisconsin
  • Over  20 years experience as a Rescue/Adoption Representative for Greyhound and Italian Greyhound Rescue. www.italiangreyhound.org
  • Member of the Italian Greyhound Club of America, American Whippet Club Rescue and Greyhounds Only, Inc. Adoption and Rescue. www.whippet-rescue.org and www.greyhoundsonly.com
  • Special needs dogs, toy breeds, behavioral problems, anxiety/aggression and shy/fearful dogs which are my specialty.
  • Certified Meditation Teacher
  • Red Cross Pet First Aid Certification

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