Positive reinforcement for pups & their people


I have a Biology degree from the University of Notre Dame, and I planned to become a veterinarian. 

Once I began working with animals, I preferred the role of a caretaker and became a California Registered Veterinary Technician. I worked in this field for 20 years. 

In 2015 I decided to pursue my passion to strengthen the human animal bond through dog training. I have trained puppies, adolescents, adults and seniors. 

My speciality is fearful & reactive dogs. I love helping them feel safe in the world. 

In 2020 I joined A Well Adjusted Pet, a canine rehabilitation center in Pacifica. 

It's hugely gratifying to use my skills as a dog trainer and veterinary technician to help dogs participate in the process. 


Past experience:

I started out at the  SF Puppy Prep Dayschool.

I worked in the SPCA Animal Assisted Therapy department. 

I also taught Puppy Manners 1 & 2, Adolescent Manners, Adult Manners & Recall  for the SPCA Behavior & Training department. 

I'm currently focused on training our Papillon to coexist with our cat and navigate San Francisco with ease.