Hi, I'm Debbie. 

I have devoted my life to learning all I can in regards to training and behavior of the canine species.  But most importantly, I also continue to learn more about modern techniques for teaching both the dog and their humans.  Afterall, if you aren't able to carry out the training techniques on your own, what is the point of training?   I love helping people to learn more about their canine companions, so they can enjoy their dog to his or her fullest.

 

I began training dogs at the age of eight-years old, when two personal dogs changed my life, and have been doing so ever since.  In the summer of 2001, I began training in the sport of agility, attending various seminars, and becoming more involved in the overpopulation and rehabilitation of dogs in shelters.  In August of 2005, I began offering professional dog training services.   In May of 2009, I graduated from Fresno State University with a Bachelor of Science degree.  In July of 2014, I quit my full time job to run my business full-time.  It's been one of the best decisions of my life, and now i'm working on expanding in a fun and effective way.

 

A few moments in history i'd like to share with you: 


I have enjoyed competing with my own dogs in the sport of agility, certified myself and my K-9 in wilderness Search and Rescue (SAR) and dabbled in Schutzhund, therapy work, herding, both detection and nose work, obedience, and dock diving.  

 

I am a professional member of the IACP - International Association of Canine Professionals.  Through the IACP, I am a Certified Dog Trainer (CDT), Certified Dog Trainer Advanced (CDTA), and Professional Dog Trainer Instructor (PDTI).  To be eligible to keep these certifications, I am required to submit proof of continued education that has been approved by the IACP, every two years.  This encourages trainers to continue their education and be held to the highest standards.

 I attended my first IACP training conference in St. Louis Mo. September of 2015!  It was a blast learning so much from some of the best in the dog world, all in one place.  I have since made it a point to continue to attend these conferences.

In 2015, Nita (my German Shepherd), Bootsie (my Border Collie) and I traveled to Southwick, MA, where I held my first out of state seminar.  What an opportunity!  So thankful for this and looking forward to traveling more in the future.  If you'd like to schedule a seminar, don't hesitate to contact me!  It just might be possible. 

In 2004 I began using remote training collars, learning from world-reknowned trainers; however, in 2014, I took the plunge and completed the trainers course through 'Thats My Dog!' taught by one of my favorite mentors, Robin MacFarlane, and am thus certified in the professional use of remote collar training.  I believe it is important to continue learning about behavior and training methods to ensure I am offering my clients the best for their canine companions.
  

I do my best to keep an open mind, continue learning, and attend as many seminars/workshops as possible with my busy schedule.  I am proud to say that roughly 90% of my business is word of mouth, and my dogs are my colleagues.  I do look forward to eventually offering boarding and doggie-day-care at which time we will need to add to our staff... but that is in the making! 


Contact me to schedule an appointment!  Call  559-593-0880 or submit a contact form off the webpage.  

Woof!

 

Fun, Adventurous, Off-leash reliable training. 

 

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