As expected, I grew up with dogs and was the one in my family most interested in training them. I had a variety of other pets (cats, a ferret, and rodents).
As a teen. I regularly volunteered for a local animal shelter. I loved working with animals and was sure I’d be a veterinarian. My passion shifted to Salt Lake City dog training as I grew older.
I attended Utah State University. Initially I had an interest in Wildlife Science. After, I attending classes on behaviorism was hooked!
I quickly switched my major to Psychology, worked with Dr. Carl Cheney, and graduated with my Bachelor’s degree in 2008. Animal behavior became my passion. As a result, Utah dog training suited me well.
I’ve been training since 2008. I started a part-time dog training business with a full time job at the Cache Humane Society located in Davis County in Utah.
I became a manager here and I helped with Utah dog training here. In 2014 I moved to the Salt Lake area as a single mom and had to switch careers to care for my daughter.
Mid-2018, I joined Johanna’s family at Four Legged Scholars LLC, Dog Training, Salt Lake City. However, I have known Johanna for over 10 years. I couldn’t be happier to live my dream!
Dog body language and communication is a particular interest of mine, as is the science of reward/punishment. I love being a detective to discover the underlying causes for behavior in order to bring about permanent change to bring peace to the whole family.
I love to continue my education and primarily use social media to keep up with the newest research, ideas, and innovations in dog training. Salt Lake City has been a fun place for me to practice much of this knowledge that I have learned from college and through my owner personal research.
I am currently doing group dog Salt Lake City dog training courses with Four Legged Scholars LLC.
For private training the locations that training can be held varies. I will serve Clearfield, Syracuse, Layton, Riverdale, Roy, Ogden, Kaysville, Farmington, Centerville, Bountiful, Woods Cross, North Salt Lake, the Capital Hill area, the Avenues area, South Salt Lake City, Millcreek area, Sugarhouse area, Murray, Holladay, West Valley City, Midvale, Taylorsville, Salt Lake County, Davis County, Weber County, and more.
I look forward to hearing your story and helping you to feel hope, happiness, and peace in your home and in your relationships with your furry friends!