Along with my dogs, Fresca and Oliver, there are many people whose methods and philosophies I  attempt to emulate!  I am fascinated with the psychology and behavior of animals.  I am reading the work of Temple Grandin, Ph.D., Patricia McConnell, Ph.D.,  Alexandra Horowitz, Ph.D.,  Jean Donaldson, Dr. Ian Dunbar, Ph.D. and Ted Kerasote.   If you would like to learn more about training your dog, animal behavior, or you just love your pets, I would HIGHLY recommend the work of all of these experts.

Recently, I became a certified dog walker through dog*tec.  The curriculum was masterfully imparted by the owners of Cold Nose College, Brad and Lisa Waggoner.  They are Professional, certified dog trainers that subscribe to science based positive reinforcement training.  Upon becoming a graduate of this program, I felt like a true professional.  Thank you!

Links to the websites of my teachers, the authors, and those whom I greatly admire: