Teaching has always been so rewarding for me, from college sociology professor to building rehabilitation mentor to certified yoga instructor to dog training. (Shhh! Don’t tell anyone, but “dog training” is really “people training.”) I am VSPDT certified through the Victoria Stilwell Academy for Dog Training & Behavior, a rigorous 6-month program including hands-on practice, mentoring, online and in-class lessons, subject-matter expert lectures, and extensive examinations. I also volunteer on a weekly basis with Chicago Animal Care & Control to socialize and train shelter dogs. If I can impact these dogs after all they have been through, I can probably help you with yours! When not training other pupkids, I’m busy training my own working dog, Desi, with Indiana’s FEMA Urban Search & Rescue team in preparation for deployment to disaster zones in the wake of tornados, hurricanes, earthquakes, and bombings as a Live Find Canine Search Specialist. Otherwise, I help our family’s pet dog, Anubis, maintain her current high level of merpy cuteness. Can’t wait to meet you and your dog!