I am a Science-Based Positive Reinforcement Professional Dog Trainer. I have dedicated my life and career to the care and well-being of all animals, most especially dogs and cats. I provide private consultation-training services in our Peaceable Paws training center, or in your home, as well as a variety of group classes and specialty clinics at the Peaceable Paws facility in Fairplay, Maryland.
I have focused on behavior and training throughout my career and continuing education. I have worked for over 28 years as a Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT), Veterinary Practice Manager, and Professional Dog Trainer. I developed and implemented the behavioral programs at the veterinary clinics I managed. I have attended numerous conferences, workshops and clinics throughout the years. I am a Pat Miller Certified Trainer-2, as well as a graduate from the Victoria Stilwell Academy for Dog Behavior and Training, To further my education, I am currently interning under Pat Miller, working towards my PMCT-3, and will be sitting for my CPDT-KA in March 2020.
I am originally from Roswell Georgia, but made Charlotte, North Carolina my home for nearly 30 years, before moving to Maryland in 2019 to further my studies and training. My canine family members are Cora, a 14.5-year -old Basenji/Shepherd, and Stilwell – a 4-year-old Staffordshire Terrier mix.