GRANDE RONDE K9 ACADEMY
ABOUT YOUR NEXT FAVORITE DOG TRAINER
Understanding Your Animals
Passionate. Patient. Persistent. Dog-lover. These are just a few of the characteristics that describe me. I know each animal is different, and I’ll work with yours to give them the specific guidance they need. Whether you’re thinking about getting a dog, have a new dog, or already own a dog with behavioral problems, I am here to help. I have been dog obsessed since childhood, devouring any information I could on dogs, canine health, dog shows, canine nutrition, obedience training, rescue... etc. Helping people understand their dogs is my lifelong passion. This passion developed into my career through lifelong continuing education on a variety of subjects from Canine behavior, puppy development, to modern training theory, nutrition and genetics. Being well rounded and well educated is a must for me. I am a member of the APDT, a CGC evaluator, Rescue volunteer for Cavalier Rescue USA, former shelter board member, AKC obedience competitor. I am dedicated to ensuring that I have a broad range of training skills and services to help you and your dog achieve success!
Helping You Help Your Pet
My approach to dog training is based on modern training theory and creating a dog who is motivated and enthusiastic about learning by creating value with the activity of training. Dogs are very capable learners and deserve the chance to put their brains to work. I am dedicated to the safety and well being of all dogs and my training practices reflect that. I offer private and group classes and lessons in order to provide the best learning environment for both handler and dog individually.
I take a dog trainer's approach to grooming. I put a heavy emphasis to introductory work prior to grooming. This ensures the best possible experience for your dog as they will have been slowly introduced to everything that they will need to tolerate during the grooming process in a positive way. Hopefully this process reduces the risk of grooming being a very negative and impactful experience. Limited daily clientele of only 4-6 dogs means your dog gets one on one care in a quiet environment, further reducing the risk of extreme stress related to the grooming environment. I use only the highest quality grooming products on my clients because your dog deserves the best! I groom all breeds, breed specific clips and trims and know how to appropriately groom all coat types.
“Until one has loved an animal a part of one’s soul remains unawakened”