I am on a mission to decode how the dogs we love see the world, how they learn and what really gets them motivated so that we can transform the way we train them. And I won’t rest until we have a world of happy, sociable, confident dogs whose people enjoy every moment of the time they spend with them.
My journey to DogSense started with looking for answers for my own dog, Buddha and brought me into conversation with thousands of bemused, confused and frustrated dog parents who wanted to do right by their dogs, but equally wanted their dogs to do the right things and had failed to find consistent workable answers.
Now, along with Team DogSense, we’re bringing together more than 10 years’ experience in the pet industry with a strong background in the technology development industry to launch a whole new approach to dog training. Since 2007 I have been counseling and training both dogs and people, guiding them in achieving better lives together.
My business background in technology convinced me of the force of simple, smart communication to transform the way we do things. My experience with dogs and their guardians, pet professionals and rescues convinced me of the need to look at training with fresh eyes – the dog’s. The DogSense approach is based on how our dogs view the world, what influences their behavior and how to motivate them so training becomes a pleasure, not a power struggle.
I’ve enjoyed my work as training and behavior consultant for Safe Hands Rescue and resident dog expert for PetChatz. I founded a state of the art dog daycare, serving over 2,000 dogs and their guardians and continue to consult with dog daycares nationwide on how to enrich environments for the dogs in their care and use effective rewards and motivators to improve behavior. I’m also a very proud graduate of the Academy for Dog Trainers, one of the world’s best dog behavior and training programs taught by Jean Donaldson.