I have been training dogs professionally for 17 years. I have had dogs all my life. I have never not lived with at least one dog. My husband and I love taking our dogs with us everywhere we go so I know how important it is to have a well mannered and well trained dog.
Through my high school and junior high school years I was also into horses. I trained my first barrel racing horse when I was 14 years old. I think that really helped mold me into the person I am today and also as a dog trainer. One of the things I can never tell my clients enough is that dogs learn through consistency and repetition. My horse was the same way. Currently my husband and I share our home with two British black labs that we use for duck hunting as well as couch companions.