CEO, Trainer, Pack Leader, Dog House Mom, Dog Mom of 3
As a dog owner my whole life, I understand that work, vacation and life in general can sometimes take you away from your beloved pet. That’s why I founded Canine Excellence.
A little bout me: I was raised around animals my whole life and I knew at a young age that a four-year college was neither an option nor a desire, I wanted to work with animals. Canines specifically. Shortly after graduating High School, I studied through ABKA earning my certification as a Certified Animal Care Technician while working my first job as a Kennel Tech at Postmore Kennel, Novato CA. Being a kennel tech was the first of many steppingstones into the canine industry for me. I took the plunge and went for my Pet First Aid / CPR certification, and started working as an Animal Care Tech at the Marin Humane Society. While there, I then enrolled myself in a small trade school, Animal Behavior College, for a more intense hands on experience earning certifications in Canine Obedience and Behavior Modification training, and canine nutrition. The shelter world was difficult, at the end of the day it just was not for me.
I wanted to aid in preventing dogs from being left behind and euthanized due to their temperament and behavior faults.
In 2010 I was hired by a training, dog walking and pet sitting company which covered into San Francisco. It was then I realized I had found my true calling. Here I was able to work alone with different dogs, individually and in a pack, and with their humans. I was finally able to apply all my training and experience into this job starting with restructuring how the company ran their walking and training services. I created a structured training pack walk which resulted in a more balanced family dog for our clients. It was a HUGE hit with those who struggled with their rambunctious high energy dogs, where a simple walk was not enough of a mental and physical outlet for them. Being a popular service with our Southern Marin - SF clients, and with other companies around the world, it was not yet a recognized service in our area, Petaluma - Northern Marin. It was then, in early 2011, that Canine Excellence was born and our Pack Walk & Train Program remains our most popular service to this day.
Loyal, loving, personalized canine care, when you need it.
Let us enhance the excellence of your canine and help bring peace and balance to your canine family.
My promise to you: Make every pet owner a happy owner, and every dog a more happy and healthy dog.
Pack Leader, Pet Sitter, Dog Mom
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