My love of dogs started very early in my life (I begged my veterinarian to hire me at 13 years old) and despite starting a different career after college, I found myself with a void that only animals seemed to fill. I started volunteering for an animal rescue in 1998 and began training dogs in early 2001 while simultaneously helping to manage the animal rescue. I eventually became the manager of a 5 star boarding/training facility featuring doggie daycare, boarding, training, grooming and a wellness center. Training dogs as well as managing an animal rescue helped expand my knowledge of rescued animals in order to help them thrive in their new homes.
I've been involved in Pet Therapy with my own dog, trained other dogs and owners for Pet Therapy work, worked with Service Animals, taught dog trainer students, educated children on dog safety as well as adults on responsible pet ownership.
Training dogs continues to be one of my greatest passions as I love working with both dogs and owners... whether it's helping someone with a brand new puppy or problem solving behavioral issues. I’m the mother of two teenagers and a wonderful Golden Retriever mix named Piper who has been a mentor and friend to many dogs I've worked with. And we just added a black lab puppy named Eloise to our family!
I continue to evolve as a trainer, researching and educating myself and it is my desire to pass on my knowledge and experience to you so that communicating with your dog is fun, natural and makes sense.
I am also an AKC CGC Evaluator and can conduct Canine Good Citizen testings.
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"I can't recommend Jennifer enough! Not only did she understand how my dog thinks, but she knew how to communicate that to us! After six weeks, the dog that I had been incredibly frustrated by has been replaced by a well behaved dog, that I truly enjoy and connect with. Best of all, she gave me the tools to work with him going forward. She really worked with us to come up with specific strategies for our family that actually work. I am so happy that we called Jennifer. She is the best!"
Stacy Lavender loves all things canine, and has lived in the company of dogs, ranging from toy breeds to extra-large breeds, her entire life. She attended her first dog training class at the age of 18 years old with her Rottweiler pup named Anja and has had a passion for training her own dogs ever since. Stacy advocates for ALL dogs, but has a soft spot for the underdogs and has fostered dozens of rescue puppies and adult dogs over the past ten years, during which time she gained a tremendous amount of experience in dog training, including basic obedience, socialization, confidence building, and a good understanding of dog body language. Her philosophy in dog training is to have fun engaging with your dog while teaching, and in turn your dog will be happy and willing to learn. Stacy is always furthering her own education and techniques and is enthusiastic and eager to help more dogs and their owners alike in building a healthy, happy relationship. Stacy lives in Simi Valley with her husband of 29 years, along with their eclectic pack of rescue dogs. Contact Stacy Lavender at firstname.lastname@example.org
Dayle Bingham was born and raised in Ventura County where she has spent her life in the company of dogs. Her passion for dog training started early on when she received a trick training book as a child and spent all of her free time mastering the tricks with her family dogs. Today, Dayle is quite active in the dog sport community where she mentors, trains, and competes in a wide range of activities including nosework, barn hunt, lure coursing, and is always trying something new with her dogs.
Dayle’s training methods put a strong focus on harnessing a dog’s natural instincts and breed traits in order for them to succeed in everyday life. She has utilized these methods while working with uniquely difficult breeds such as scenthounds and sighthounds. She believes in giving dogs an outlet catered to their individual needs can make huge differences in a dog’s behavior and help create a well-rounded and behaved dog. She also specializes in confidence building, working with dogs in public settings, socialization, enrichment activities, and active excursions. Through these activities, Dayle uses her experience to educate owners and train dogs to lead successful well-behaved lives.
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Rachel is a valued addition to 3 Dog Training. In addition to her 4 rescue dogs and her sister's rescue pup (pictured with her), she has a love for all four legged companions and connects with them almost instantly. She is easygoing and dependable, and our clients feel comfortable trusting their pets and home to her care. She specializes in walking dogs in a safe and controlled manner while providing them added enrichment. She is also available to assist busy families with new puppies by offering them puppy nanny services such as play time, potty breaks, and beginning training. She is exceptionally good at receiving doggy kisses.
"Sunny and I love Rachel! She's awesome and he's so happy on his walks with her. He absolutely adores her. He's doing so good too." - Jennifer H.