My animal career began in 1999 and includes zookeeping, dog daycare, animal safety on film/TV sets, dog walking, pet sitting, shelter work, dog training, dog behavior modification, and dog media. I have been training dogs since 2006 and have had the pleasure of working with many types of dogs and dog breeds.

I enjoy the challenge that comes from working with dogs, especially those that require behavior modification. Thanks to my own leash reactive dog, I developed a training class in 2010 for other "reactive rovers" that has proven to be very popular and necessary. Because of the amount of people and dogs who have been helped through this program, it has become one of my favorites.


My husband and I live in Pasadena with our two husky mixes.

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My training methods include positive reinforcement, using whatever motivates your dog, coupled with appropriate corrections that are only enough to cause your dog to stop the unwanted behavior. Corrections should only come after your dog understands what is expected of him or her.

Training begins at your home where your dog will benefit the most. Some issues can be resolved in one session, and some may take several meetings over time. Your dog's training program will depend on many factors including your dog's temperament, personality, working drive, the behavioral issues you want to resolve, and what you would like to achieve through training. All of these things will be discussed during our first meeting.

My goal is to teach you why your dog is doing the things he does so that you can better understand and communicate with him, using training to strengthen the relationship between the two of you.


In-home dog training in Pasadena & Los Angeles County.

Online dog training also available.

Please contact me regarding services in your area.

All training services are on a "pay what you want" basis between $100-$150 per session.

(Fees may be reduced for online sessions in areas outside CA.)

Payment is collected at time of service. Rescheduling and cancellations must be completed at least 24 hours prior to appointment time or full training fee of $100 will be charged.


Lasting change is achieved through process over time.