Growing up in the picturesque landscapes of California, dogs were an integral part of my life from the very beginning. The roots of my journey into dog training run deep, nurtured by my mother's guidance and passion for these wonderful animals. At the tender age of 9, I was entrusted with the responsibility of raising my own guide dog puppies—a momentous step that laid the foundation for a lifelong passion.
As a young adult, I pursued higher education at Chico State University, where I earned my BA in Agriculture and Animal Science. Throughout my academic years, the pull of a career in dog training remained steadfast. My education opened doors to exciting adventures, including internships at Guide Dogs and a dog sledding kennel in the Yukon. It was amidst the breathtaking beauty of the Yukon that I fell in love, started a family, and welcomed an Alaskan husky puppy into our lives.
For 14 years, the Yukon was our home, where our family expanded to include two precious children, a lively black lab puppy, and the bittersweet memory of our beloved husky. Life had more surprises in store, leading us to Cochrane, Alberta, where our home now houses not only dogs but also a bearded dragon and a playful kitten, making it a true haven for animal lovers.