I am a graduate of Animal Behavior College (ABC) where I earned my certification as an ABC Certified Dog Trainer.  ABC is approved by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education and is an internationally recognized school.  My year-long commitment to this program has provided me with a formal education in canine obedience training and understanding behavior and its motives.  In addition, I am a Certified Professional Dog Trainer-Knowledge Assessed by the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers (CCPDT*).My certifications, education and over 20 years of experience working with dogs of all ages and breeds provide me with the skills required to effectively and humanely train your dog while keeping alive the spark that makes your dog so special to you. 

 I am a proud member of APDT and an AKC Approved CGC Evaluator.




"You have showed so much patience and care, that it truly touches me. It is so evident in the way that you give your time, it is not just a job to you - but a passion. I want to thank you for sharing your passion and expertise and look forward to learning all we can with you. I would highly recommend Smarty Paws to anyone looking for a trainer!!"

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