I have been training dogs for over 15 years. My passion for dogs started as a child, and only grew more as an adult. After volunteering at a dog shelter in college, I decided that I wanted to spend my career helping dogs with training and behavioral needs. I attended the Michael Ellis School for Dog Trainers, and ended up working for the school as a training instructor for 6 years.
I became fascinated with Belgian Malinois early in my training career, and now currently breed, train and raise working Belgian Malinois. I compete with them in a sport called Mondioring.
I am passionate about helping dogs and owners better understand each other to make live together more enjoyable.
I consider myself a reward based trainer, but I believe that punishment is a necessary part of the learning process. I use prong collars and electric collars in a fair and consistent manner so the dog has the best opportunity to learn how to properly behavior in the world.