Dodge County Canine
Professional Dog Trainer Force-Free, Positive Reinforcement Training
About Me
I have been training dogs for over 15 years and I love to work with people and their dogs.   My job is to teach people how to work with their dogs and teach them "dog languange."  On the flip side, I become the student when I attend workshops and seminars and continue to learn as the field of animal behaior continues to evolve.  

I teach owners how to work with their dogs in a positive, fear-free environment and enhance the bond with their dog through consistent feedback and reinforcement.  

Professionally, I am a member of Force Free Trainers of Wisconsin and the Pet Professional Guild.  I am also an AKC STAR Puppy and Canine Good Citizen evaluator and a training instructor for the Animal Behavior College and CATCH Canine Trainers Academy and have mentored several new trainers.  I am also a Dog Gone Safe presenter and love to teach people, especially children, how to be safe around dogs.   

I am a staunch advocate for the humane treatment of all animals and consult with many rescues and shelters in Wisconsin.   I served on the administrative rules committee for Act 90, the Wisconsin Dog Seller's Law, during 2010-2012.   I am the former Animal Care Manager/Operations Manager at Elmbrook Humane Society in Brookfield and the former director of the Dodge County Humane Society where I oversaw the construction new building.   I am very active with Green Acres Boxer Rescue of Wisconsin and my Boxer, Cheeto, and I are a retired pet therapy team, last registered through Intermountain Therapy Animals.
 
When not working with dogs, I enjoy reading books and attending seminars to advance my  training skills and animal knowledge.  I enjoy being outside and gardening.  I am owned by three Boxers - Cheeto (CGC, DS, ITA), Casper and Jacoby, all rescue dogs through Green Acres Boxer Rescue.  I have many more furry friends waiting for me at the Rainbow Bridge.