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My Mission

is to teach people how they can have a better trained dog by using effective, science-based, dog-friendly methods. 


My Philosophy

is that consistent motivational training encourages and maintains a strong partnership between people and their dogs, making it more likely that dogs will remain in one loving home for life.  


  • Certified Professional Dog Trainer, Knowledge Assessed

  • Professional member of  the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT)

  • Member of the Association of Animal Behavior Professionals (AABP)

  • Certified Nose Work Instructor (CNWI) - one of the first few in the state of NJ

  • Diploma of Canine Behavior Science and Technology

  • Certificate of Professional Dog Training Science and Technology 

  • AKC Canine Good Citizen Evaluator

  • Contributing writer in the APDT guide book, 
    "Top Tips from Top Trainers"

  • Contributing writer in the "Shorthair Journal "Official Publication of the German Shorthaired Pointer Club of America, Inc.



To stay up-to-date in my field, I continue to attend seminars on dog training, animal behavior and learning.


In my spare time . . .


I enjoy playing and competing with my German Shorthaired Pointers:

  1. Mia, who earned her Junior Hunter title, CGC title, Cyber Rally-O title, and numerous VALOR Agility titles;

  2. Seamus (Max's son), who has earned AKC Rally, CGC, Hunting, Cyber Rally-O and K9 Nose Work®  titles;

  3. Lucy (Mia's daughter), a conformation Grand Champion with AKC Rally, Cyber Rally-O, Hunt, CGC titles and  K9 Nose Work®  titles; 

  4. Annabelle (Lucy’s daughter), who has her Junior Hunter title, is competing in K9 Nose Work®  and working on her conformation championship;

  5. Fiona (Annabelle's cousin), a conformation Champion, who has earned titles in CGC, Hunt, Trick Dog and K9 Nose Work® 


Max (2002-2017), was a Certified Therapy Dog, who had two AKC Rally Obedience titles, a CGC title and a Junior Hunter title;


You can follow our accomplishments at   


My husband and I live in Beverly, NJ near many of our musician-friends, with whom we "jam" whenever we get the chance!  



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