With Smashingly Respectful Dog Training, you get to work closely with a professional dog trainer who understands your dog and can help you understand them as well. My proven techniques and unique approach have helped pet owners across the Maryland and Washington DC area train animals just like yours. Contact me today to get started!
From an interest in dog breeds and studying behavior, to a love for helping others and a true passion for dog training; This is how I made my way to build Smashingly Respectful.
Beginning when I was very young, I spent my time with my nose buried in a Dog Encyclopedia, memorizing the different dog breeds and their different backgrounds and temperaments. This love rapidly evolved into something more and when I was 12 I began my own (very small) dog walking and pet sitting business and went on to become a Veterinary Technician.
Now I've built my life around dogs and their behavior, changing the lives of both dogs and their families while constantly learning new ways to help your dog and growing by studying because you can never learn too much!
I am a Professional Member of the International Association of Canine Professionals and I strive to constantly study and improve myself to better help your dog. I am also an American Kennel Club Canine Good Citizen Evaluator. I've worked for years with local rescues such as Mid Atlantic German Shepherd Rescue as a foster and trainer as I enjoy helping dogs in need and helping them find their forever homes.
I am here to help you create not only a good dog, but a Smashingly Respectful dog that you will be proud to take anywhere and be confident in his or her abilities as well as your own. I train dogs to listen in the real world, not just in a controlled environment which in turn can correct and/or prevent behavioral issues. I'm excited to help you get the Smashingly Respectful Dog that I know your dog can be!