First and foremost, thank you for visiting my page. I set up this site so that I can share my experiences with you. I hope you find value in what I publish and that it helps you with your furry friend.
I am pretty sure I was born an animal lover. We always had dogs and cats at home. Unfortunately my mom & I were allergic to cats so the cats were outdoor cats. We had so many different breeds of dogs through my childhood. To name a few, we had a Rottweiler, a Doberman, Golden Retrievers, a couple of Corgis (Cardigan and Pembroke), a few French Bulldogs, and a few Jack Russels. I have had three Jack Russells since I was 8 years old. As a family we had a couple more. Freeman was a puppy I got for Christmas and I have loved Jacks ever since. My second Jack Russel lived for 17.5 years and passed away last year. Ziggy was born in February and she is 8 months old. I might train her for agility.
I love animals so much I even became a dog trainer for a few years. My fiance got a job in Detroit, MI and we moved. I have yet to set up my services in the area but I have thought about setting up a business again. I do occasionally offer services on Rover still.
As a trainer and previously training my own dogs, I learned a lot about the different methods used in training. I am an advocate for reward based training. I have seen other types of training in the past, and I am against most of them because a lot of people don’t understand how to used these methods. It is never ok to do something that causes pain for the dog.
I said I’m an animal lover, and that includes horses. When it comes to horses, I am also very knowledgeable about many topics. My dad had quarter horses and I was on a horse before I was a year old. I was hooked. I had a Shetland pony my dad bought for me when I was a toddler. When I was 7 I was taking traditional lessons at a hunter jumper barn. I rode horses competitively at 8 years old. I showed my ponies in hunter classes and occasionally would ride other peoples horses. When I grew too big to ride ponies, I upgraded to a horse. I switched to mostly riding in the jumper classes. I showed internationally (Canada & Mexico) and all over the country. Sadly, I didn’t ride through college. After school was done, I purchased an off the track thoroughbred and trained him to do hunters and jumpers. I wasn’t able to show him due to my finances so I ended up selling him to a wonderful girl who was able to show him and still does to this day.
I love all animals big and small.
WHO AM I?
I live outside of Detroit, MI but I’m originally from St. Louis, MO and I spent a few years in Florida. I currently live with my fiance and our two dogs. One is a rescue and the other a Jack Russell Terrirer.
I graduated from school as an Industrial Engineer. I recently accepted a job in my field and I love what I do. Not many people get to say they’re managing a project that includes “raising the roof.” Yes. We are raising the roof of our new distribution center 12 feet. Sounds crazy but it’s a great project to manage.
All the best,