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Serving Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, Brentwood,West LA, Culver City, Palms, Mar Vista, Venice, Santa Monica
I have had dogs as far back as I can remember. My love of animals continued through college where I earned my Bachelor’s degree in Biology from UCLA with an emphasis in ecology and animal behavior. Fascinated with the field of biology and animal behavior, I then went on to UC Berkeley and earned a Master’s Degree in Biology with an emphasis in behavioral ecology and evolutionary biology. During my studies, I studied mammals in both field and captive settings. I later received a law degree and practiced environmental law and business litigation. My background in the life sciences serves as a strong foundation for my training philosophy.
In 1999, I acquired Mitsu, a Shiba Inu puppy that had a number of behavioral problems, including aggression. Alpha rolls and other aversive methods advocated at the time only made her behavior worse. I was introduced to positive reinforcement-
I later met Paul Owens, the author of “The Dog Whisperer” and “The Puppy Whisperer” and apprenticed under Paul as part of his Teacher Training Program. Under Paul’s tutelage, I learned his methods of non-
My training program is based on the science of animal learning and behavior. My training technique focuses on positive reinforcement without the use of harsh physical corrections or physical punishment. I adopt the philosophy of gentle guidance when training animals. I also regularly attend seminars to keep up with advances in dog training and behavior.
I am certified by the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers and is a professional member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers. I am an approved Canine Good Citizen Evaluator. I am also an adjunct professor at Santa Monica College where I teach biology.