I've loved dogs my entire life (I begged my veterinarian to hire me at 13 years old) and despite starting a different career after college, I found myself needing to be around animals. After volunteering for an animal rescue, I started training dogs in early 2001 when I began working for a well-known trainer and animal rescuer who had his own boarding/training business. I’ve worked with all breeds and temperaments, from a happy, energetic Golden Retriever to a German Shepherd that thought he was the boss and wasn’t afraid to show it to a multitude of rescues with unknown histories. I’ve managed a 5 star boarding/training facility featuring doggie daycare, boarding, training, grooming and a wellness center. And I’ve also managed the animal rescue which helped expand my knowledge of rescued animals and some of the issues they sometimes come with.
I've done 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 has always been one of my passions, and opening up my own business in Simi Valley has been very rewarding. I’m the mother of two wonderful children and an energetic Golden Retriever mix so I know what it’s like to balance family and pets. (We lost our 3 beloved dogs over the last few years that were the namesake of my business.)
I continue to evolve as a trainer and it is my desire to pass on my knowledge and experience to you so that communicating with your dog is natural and makes sense.
"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 After six weeks, the dog that I had been incredibly frustrated by has been replaced by a well behaved dog, that I truly enjoy and connect with.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!"