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I've been the Owner and Director of Training for K9 Home Schooling since 1999, force free/clicker training methods in southeast Michigan.   

I'm a nationally recognized Certified Dog Behavior Consultant with the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC).  Dog Behavior Consultants  and Therapy Dogs Consultants are required to demonstrate competency in seven core areas including  assessment skills, general knowledge and application of learning science, species specific knowledge, consulting skills, knowledge of dog behavior, biological sciences as related to dog behavior and ethics, in order to obtain certification through the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants.  I've completed advanced certification programs in canine behavioral studies and stay current by attending seminars by certified trainers, behaviorists, veterinarians and other credentialed experts. 

I'm a nationally recognized Therapy Dog Consultant.  Therapy Dog Consultants have expertise in raising and training therapy dogs as well as program development in a variety of venues that utilize Therapy Dog Teams.  I have over 22 years of experience raising and training Therapy Dogs who work in hospitals, nursing homes, schools, libraries and many other venues.  My clients are volunteer Therapy Dog Handlers, medical professionals, school teachers and therapists.   I work with facilities to train staff and help with program development.  **I do not work with Service Dogs or Emotional Support Dogs**

I provide a variety of services for companion dogs and puppies.  I offer Behavior Consultations and one-on-one training services for puppies and adult dogs on-site in Chelsea.  I have 22 years of experience working with common and complex behavior problems using science based methods and treatment plans. To support dog professionals in my area, I offer seminars and workshops for dog trainers, training groups, veterinarians, groomers, shelter/rescue workers, dog walkers and daycare workers.  

I've lived in Chelsea, Michigan since 2001 where I raised my family and now live with my husband John and Newfoundlands Marshall and Duckie.