Behind the Scenes
After spending years in the corporate world in fields ranging from industry to real estate, Don decided to follow his true passion in life: dogs. Don’s experience and success in business formed a solid foundation for his level of professionalism and dedication to dog training. “To see a problematic dog display confidence when returned to their amazed owner is maybe the greatest gift I can receive! The emotion is repeatedly, clearly displayed on the faces of owners, and their gratitude for these big transformations confirms my passion and is the reason I do what I do!"
Owner & Director of Marketing
Becca grew up surrounded by animals. Despite of the fact she grew up in the heart of Washington, DC, her childhood home saw everything from the typical cats and dogs to the unexpected duckling and goats. Her family was known as one of two “rescues” in the neighborhood, and many a stray animal found their way to them.
After years in a successful marketing career, she started fostering dogs and aiding in rescues and placement. Having the opportunity to use her marketing knowledge in a career that allows her to work with and help dogs is a dream come true.
Chloe was born and raised in England and moved to Florida in 2001. She started learning how to train dogs when she was 10 years old. In 2006, she joined the Army and put dog training to the side. After 10 years, she left the Army to pursue training as a career.
She attended the Professional and Master Trainer course at the Tom Rose School, where she studied various disciplines including detection and protection work. She's a certified AKC Canine Good Citizen instructor and evaluator, and participants in dock diving, lure coursing and competitive obedience with her two Belgian Malinois, Dutch Shepherd and a Corgi.
Marissa was always meant to be a dog trainer. She grew up in a household where her father trained service dogs for 35 years. His passion for dogs and helping people inspired her to follow in his footsteps.
Marissa has been training dogs for more than seven years. She has competed and trained throughout New England and has done agility, nose work, scent detection, and more. She has competed in Internationale Prufungs-Ordnung (IPO), a three-part sport which includes Tracking, Obedience and Protection and currently competes in French Ring. Marissa has two German Shepherds, Terra and Dynamo.
Liz grew up in Columbus, Ohio where she started working with dogs when she was 16. Unsure if dog training could ever be a career, she went the traditional route, earning a BA in psychology with a focus on behavior management. But dogs remained her passion. She enrolled in a program at the University of Washington, where she earned her certification in applied animal behavior.
Liz has been training for eight years. She has an incredible ability to not just understand the dogs she works with, but the people as well. When she’s not working, you’ll find her hanging out with her catahoula leopard dog named Kyah.