I've had a love for dogs my entire life. I've been training since 1982 when I started training my own dog in which led me to training other people's dogs. In 2001 a beautiful Golden Retriever came into my life and it was with him that I got interested in Therapy Dogs. After a 6 week training course, we became a certified therapy team with Bright and Beautiful Therapy Dogs, we have been working as a therapy team ever since.
I'm a certified Therapy Dog Evaluator and my dogs Jake and Angel are certified as Test dogs.
I'm a member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers and an AKC Canine Good Citizen Evaluator.
In 2002 I became an Instructor with Town and Country Obedience Club located in Union County, NJ. And joined the world of Obedience competition. Besides conducting classes for competition, I taught puppy classes, basic obedience, novice and intermediate obedience. I'm always adding to my knowledge of dogs and their behavior by attending lectures and seminars to stay on top of the latest training methods.
My services include Obedience training, Behavior problems, Therapy dog training and training for Service Dogs for owners that prefer to train their own service dog. My goal is to help you build a bond of trust and love with your canine family member.
I currently share my life with four special dogs:
Angel - Daisy's Precious Angel ThD - Certified B&B Test Dog, Certified B&B Therapy Dog, NCRC Level II Disaster Relief Dog, CGC
Snowie- Cassie's Mystifying Snowball - CGC
Cassie - Therapy dog
Jasmine - Service / Therapy dog in Training
Rainbow Bridge- Gone But Not Forgotten:
Daisy - June 22, 1982 - December 23, 1999
Bandit- December 5, 1984 - Feb. 8, 2000
Dakota King of Hearts- October 20, 1999 - November 4, 2006
Jake - May 30,2001 - October 23, 2013 Prince Charming Jake 1st CD,ThD - Recipient of the NJVB Animal Hall of Fame Certificate of Merit for Therapy, Certified B&B Test Dog, Certified B&B Therapy dog, NCRC level II Disaster Relief Dog, CGC,
Ty - Prince Ty's Midnight Shadow- former Seeing Eye puppy -June 24,2004 -December 16,2013