I am a Certified Training Partner with Karen Pryor Dog Training Academy. This means I graduated from a six-month dog training course that is internationally recognized. I am a total positive trainer. I believe in training dogs to work with us rather than forcing them.
In 2015 I authored Idiots Guide Puppies. I am a member of Midwest Search Dogs, a volunteer organization that provides search and rescue services to law enforcement agencies. My dog Condor was a certified human remains detection dog from 2010 until his death in 2016. Skywalker is currently in training in human remains detection.
I was the Director of Canine Training at the Humane Society of Indianapolis for five years. I implemented behavior modification protocols and worked with other shelters to help save dogs deemed unadoptable.
I also share my home with a neurotic chihuahua and a semi feral dog as well as cats.