I'm Allison and I am a certified trainer and graduate of the esteemed Academy for Dog Trainers. This is the most comprehensive dog training education, where I studied animal learning, body language, and behavior modification. I completed the two year course, earning my Certificate of Training and Consulting (CTC). I also have a background working in animal shelters. This has prepared me for working with a wide range of behavioral concerns.
While I have always had a love of animals, my interest in animal training began while working at the Humane Society of Boulder Valley. I helped countless people adopt new family members and others make the heartbreaking decision of relinquishing a pet. I wished there was a way I could proactively help families before they reached the point of relinquishment. Then I found the answer: training. I am passionate about improving the relationship between pets and their humans. The best part? My training style is fun for all involved: especially your pet!
Many people consider themselves either a dog or cat person. I consider myself both and love the challenges of working with different species. I live in Northern Colorado with my husband, our Shih Tzu mix named Finn, our orange tabby cat named Douglas, two guinea pigs, two snakes, and a couple fish tanks.