Meet the Trainer's
Grain Valley, MO
I've been an animal lover all my live and was born and raised around dogs (among many other furry critters). I started training my own personal dogs in 2010 (Dakota); she was a good student and thankfully, very forgiving. From there I went on to help many friends and family members with their dogs; while accumulating several of my own personal dogs.
When I got Saige (my first high drive, crazy GSD); I truly had NO idea what I was getting myself into (even though I researched like crazy)! However, thanks to Saige I found all the hidden jewels in the amazing and complex world of dog training. There is always something new to learn, new methods to know or sports to get involved in.
I obtained my first - of hopefully many training certificates - through Animal Behavior College in August of 2017. I volunteer my free time to local shelters and rescues - providing advice and training. Having five dogs, means five different personalities, five different ways to train and that there's a dull moment. Each dog has their own needs and ways of learning and I love learning how to adapt to make sure everyone learns something new (even Jordan, who is 12! You CAN teach an old dog new tricks!)
With over 30 years of experience I feel like there is nothing I haven't seen. For as long as I can remember I've had a love for animals and that love is even greater for dogs. I started doing obedience training with Siberian Huskies (ooooo Huskies) when I was just 10 years old. I got MY first dog when I was 12 years old; she was a huge part of my life through my mid twenties. I acquired my first German Shepherd when I was in my early twenties and went on to do AKC obedience with him. Not long after that I was "bitten" by the "Schutzhund " bug (no pun intended). I trained and competed in Schuzhund/IPO for years to come. I have raised and bred German Shepherds for over 20 years now. I am always learning and studying the newest ins and outs of the training world. Training dogs is not just what I do, it's more than that, it's what I love. My ultimate goal is to educate the public and to help you achieve the dog of your dreams.