I've spent a good number of years of my life traveling this beautiful country. I have always taken along a canine companion that has accompanied me on these adventurous, and not always so well planned, moves. I spent most of my time traveling out west and bartending for a living. After moving around frequently for so many years I decided to settle down here in the beautiful White Mountains of NH.
I decided to pursue something that has always been dear to my heart, which was to work with dogs in some fashion. I decided to become a professional dog trainer so I could teach people a humane and compassionate way to communicate with their canine companions. I have been a lifetime owner of small and large breed dogs. I am currently owned by Levi, a long haired German Shepard and Fawn, a German Shepard mix of some sort. Your guess is as good as mine. I just recenly added a third dog.
Please click here to read about him. These furry, loyal, loving, fun, and funny canines are the reason I get up in the morning. They also provide me with a built in alarm system that allows me to feel safe and secure in my own home.
My passion for animals extends beyond domestic dogs to wolves and wolf hybrids. I am a volunteer and board member of Loki Clan Wolf Refuge in Chatham, NH. This organization has been rescuing abandoned, neglected, abused and unwanted wolves and wolf dogs for 25 years.
I also spend as much time as I can at the Conway Area Humane Society helping to train some of the less adoptable dogs to become more adoptable. It's not uncommon for me to take a shelter dog along on my daycare outings. I can tell you first hand there is nothing that can possibly make a shelter dog more happy than to spend a day hiking or swimming with a group of dogs while they wait for their forever home.
I encourage all that have any free time to become a volunteer at one of these organizations. There is nothing more rewarding than to know that you have helped an animal in need in some way.
I enrolled in Animal Behavior College where I earned my certification in 2006 as a professional dog trainer. This school has an extensive two year program that focuses on animal behavior and problem solving.