My passion for animals has been evident throughout my entire life. Anyone who has grown up with pets knows that there is a strong bond of unconditional love that forms. I have had many different species of pets that I loved and cared for. Between graduating with a B.S. in Animal Science, working as a veterinary technician, training dogs and teaching Animal Science, I have more than 19 years experience with working with animals, not including my own pets. I strongly believe there are so many benefits to dog training. Training strengthens the bond between family members, reduces problem behaviors, teaches life saving commands and has been proven to make dogs more confident, happier, and healthier. Currently, my family consists of myself, my husband Ian, my 4-year-old daughter, Aubrey and my four Nigerian Dwarf goats, Pippy, Petunia, Pepper and Petal. My favorite pastime includes going on hikes and snuggling in the house with the goats who are potty trained! In loving memory of my two mutts, Georgia and Jalapeno, who lived long and happy lives.