Meet The Trainers
I am a dog trainer of 25 years, dog behavior specialist, cowgirl, horse trainer, animal and people lover, book author, and entrepreneur. My home base is my family ranch in Ogden, Utah, where I live with my humans and our 5 dogs, 7 horses, 4 cats, and many chickens. My passion is helping people build the human-animal bond through connection and training. I love teaching people how to train their own dogs and my specialty is knowing that there is not just ONE way to train a dog. Dogs and people are all individuals — my goal is to help you find methods and tools that work for you, your dogs, and your current life situation. I am a published author of the book, available on Amazon, “Training Through the Eyes of Your Dog.” I am excited for you to join me in Dog Training 360, where I will share my successful tips and training methods gained by working with thousands of dogs and their families for over two decades.
I am a pediatrician, dog trainer, horseback rider, and animal lover. I currently live in Costa Rica with my family, including Oxford the Border Terrier and Mokha the German Shepherd. In my United States-based pediatric medical career, I spent 23 years working to improve the lives of children and their families, first through public health research and then as a pediatrician. I spent 8 years as an ICU doctor, taking care of children and their families during the most challenging times of their lives; and then, 3 years as a community-based general pediatrician. I am a pediatric researcher and published author in the areas of teenage parenting; adolescent health; and pediatric traumatic injury. In the summer of 2021, my wife and I officially embarked on a new adventure by retiring from medicine and moving from the United States to Costa Rica. For the past 12 years, I’ve been a boots-on-the-ground regular dog owner, working full-time and learning how to raise and train my own dogs. Through my life in medicine and my life as a dog owner, I know, based on research and personal experience, that dogs contribute positively to human health.