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Because Your Home is Not a Zoo

My passion is dog training and I enjoy making a positive difference in the lives of not only the animals but their owners.  I have always had a deep affection for all animals, but especially dogs.  I have been working with dogs independently and through various organizations since 2014.  Prior to relocating to Jacksonville, I obtained a certification in Dog Training from the ABC Canine College in 2015, completed a 2-year internship with a master trainer, and opened Valley K9 Training.  I have taught group and individual classes in Socialization, Obedience training, Odor Detection, Canine Good Citizen, Rally,  and Search and Rescue.  I participated, trained, and titled a dog in French Ring and NACSW Nose Work.  I volunteered with a nonprofit service dog foundation providing training to service dogs.  I raised and trained service dogs which were then successfully placed with them with their handlers.  I volunteered and trained with EVAK as a Search and Rescue Canine handler.  Outside work, I enjoy spending time with family, friends, and my Belgian Malinois – Heist (a retired search and rescue dog).

Training a Puppy with Snack
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