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About Us

I have 2 kids who mean the world to me, Taylor who is 18 and Alex who is 7. 

Alex likes to read to the puppies and you'll find Taylor snuggled up with the cats. 


In my free time I rescue and rehabilitate dogs, I am part of Freedom Rescue, I am the trainer for Refurbished Pets of Southern Michigan for the dogs that they put in the 

Lakeland Correctional Facility for the Companion Program.

I’m on board with the efforts of the Jackson County Animal Shelter and the Cascades Humane Society to help train some of the dogs there in order to help them become more adoptable. 

I also offer a discount to rescued dogs from these facilities!

I have a 6 year old GSD, Roman who is a service dog and is pictured above, and a 13 year old golden mix named Emma Lou who is on retirement now! I just rescued a 3 year old PitBull named Georgia in attempts to reduce the stigma around how "terrible" PitBulls are. 

She will be going through training and become my class dog! 


I started training dogs when I moved to California in 2011 and adopted a beautiful black lab that no one could handle. I asked a friend if she's heard of any trainers and so I joined a training class with him, later I was asked to join the class as a trainer because of how fast I picked up on the material and how I commanded the dog, I then had to confess that I also trained and showed in 4-H when I was 13-14! Ha! So I have been training, showing, and rescuing since 1994.


How I was able to learn this amazing craft was that I had an amazing opportunity to learn from 3 of the BEST trainers around. 2 were Wounded Warriors in the Marine Corps that had many years experience, and the other trainer had always worked with and rescued dogs and had the natural touch, she was simply amazing. Neil Grogan, Kyle Cameron, and Linda Riley. The company name was getting out there, class was getting bigger to the point that we had a waiting list and they knew in a few years everyone was going their separate ways since everyone was either in the Marine Corps or a spouse. I feel like I learned more from those 3, in my 3 years there than I could've learned in a lifetime. They were a true inspiration. We worked with a lot of Wounded Warriors in finding them a dog to train and then training them to be their service dog and it's amazing how you can witness a dog literally change someone's life. We also held basic and advanced obedience classes. 

I am fortunate enough now to have my mentor be Hector Hernandez with First Class Dog Training!


I find it amazing as well when your family dog is giving you so much grief and stresses you out that you want to kick it out but then you make the call to the trainer (me) and your dog turns it's behavior around because YOU learn how to teach your dog. You have to take the reins and learn how to teach your dog and be consistent, you don't speak dog! It isn't your fault. 

Let's learn how to teach your dog together.


I look forward to meeting you AND your dog and enjoy the funny little slideshow and video below. 

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