Did you know dog training is an unregulated service industry? This means anyone, regardless of training, can call themselves a dog trainer and/ or a behaviorist. This is one of the reasons I have put in the work to be able to offer science based training in Sioux Falls.
I am a graduate of the esteemed Karen Pryor Dog Trainer Professional Program. Through this program I was better able to understand the science of dog training, and how to help my clients achieve their goals. In addition, I complete continuing education credits each year, to stay on top of the latest research. Furthermore I have my bachelor’s degree in psychology where my passion for observing behavior and influencing it in a positive way was formed. My diverse background has enabled me to help my clients make dog training a part of their life style.
My commitment to effective training and behavior consulting is shown through my membership with the Pet Professionals Guild as well the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants Dog division. Learn more about why methods matter here: Reward-Based Dog Training is Best
My mission is simple: To positively impact our client’s lives one dog at a time.
Because my clients choose to partner with me I am able to give back to our community in the following ways:
- I volunteer with Therapy Dogs International with my certified dog Gracie.
- Current search and rescue handler with my Certified Cadaver dog Rebel and Trailing Dog Ruger with Dakota Search and Rescue in Sioux Falls.
- Spencer Group Approved Trainer
- Volunteer with the Sioux Falls Area Humane Society and the Upper Midwest Great Dane Rescue.