You’ve come upon my site during an exciting transition in my life. 2013 was a big pivot year for me and 2014 promises to bring great adventures. Last year I left my leadership position at a technology consulting firm to immerse myself in my passion for human-canine partnerships.
I am enrolled in the Karen Pryor Academy for Animal Training and Behavior and studying to become a professional dog trainer. At KPA I’m learning how to “teach any learner anything” and I’m LOVING it. Having been introduced to positive reinforcement training a year into my first dog’s life and 31 years into my life, I’m what is referred to as a crossover trainer. I’m also a crossover human. Studying behavior modification theories and mindfulness is helping me to become not just a better trainer but also a kinder, more accepting, more encouraging, more joyful person.
I will use my business acumen, my love of dogs, people, learning, and training, and my strong internal drive to re-center my life around transforming the relationship people have with their dogs. Open your window and you’re likely to hear me singing the virtues of force-free training from my rooftop.
First things first. I need to get back to the studying and graduate!