Professional Dog Trainer
I joined Fox Creek Veterinary Hospital in early 2020 as a dog trainer. I grew up in Los Angeles, California. I got my first dog when I was twelve years old and found a passion in dog training. At fifteen years old I won my first World Championship in the sport of disc dog and at the age of eighteen I was offered an unique job as a traveling performer and dog trainer for stunt dog shows. Since then, I have traveled across North America with my dogs performing in front of millions, working with hundreds of dogs, and continuing my dog training education. I have attended seminars heard by some of the most successful dog trainers in the world, I am a certified Canine Conditioning and Fitness Trainer through the University of Tennessee, a certified Trick Dog Instructor, and A CGC Evaluator. After five years of traveling, teaching, and performing, I decided it was finally time to settle down. When I was looking for a place that was centrally located Missouri seemed like a great place to put down roots of my own.
I have always loved dog training, relationship building with animals and the challenges that come with that has always interested me. When I was in High School my goal was to be able to create prosthetics for injured and disabled animals so they could live a better quality of life. My goals and passions pushed me to graduate early and I went to college to major in Biomechanical Engineering. When I was a sophomore I left college to pursue a career in traveling, performance, and training. I found that the impact I made from showing people what dogs are capable of through relationship building and training was incredibly rewarding.
I currently own 10 dogs and a rabbit. My rabbit is a purebred New Zealand named Snickerdoodle who is being trained to do tricks for commercials. My dogs are mostly rescues and mixed breeds. Their names are Presto Change-o, Hocus Pocus, Wizard, Merlin, Tarot Card, Calypso, Hex, Hijack, WOAH!, and Chopstick. All together we live on eight acres of wooded land where we run and train all day, and sleep in bed all night.
My biggest achievement on paper is my World Championship win at the age of fifteen. However, personally I think my greatest achievement is building such an awesome pack of talented, well trained dogs. Our current goal is to work on more commercials, television shows, and photo ads. I always love seeing my dog’s faces on the big screen!