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 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 now my certified human remains detection dog working partner and Falcon is in training for finding human remains.
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.