I have been active in the local dog community for 16 years. I graduated from Animal Behavior College where I became certified in all phases of obedience training and animal behavior. My training included many hours of mentoring under Carol Byrnes of Spokane, Washington, a well-respected trainer in the area. I believe her methods of teaching are effective in all areas of training and I've structured my classes around her principles of training.
I have raised Australian Shepherds and most recently bred and raised Shetland Sheepdogs, where I have been active with agility groups in Oregon as well as a member of the Spokane Sheltie club. I have a passion for animals, and strive to establish a good relationship between people and their pets through training and understanding.