Why I love dog training

Since I was a little girl, I have always had a dog. That dog, even though it wasn’t a service dog, was my best friend while growing up on a farm since my friends lived so far away. Dogs are loyal and have always been a source of comfort, especially when my husband was deployed and serving in Iraq. My dog was my best friend during this time and helped ease my anxiety and fears. I have found that dogs are so much smarter than they get credit for. After watching my husband, Ryan, go through the ASAS program, I was amazed and beside myself to see how smart and diligent his dog was to meet his needs. I watched his dog bring my him back to life and actually provided him with a purpose to continue putting one foot in front of the other with each passing day. I literally watched his dog become his living, breathing, medical device! I never thought a dog could take the place of numerous medications and improve the quality of my husband’s life to that caliber, but also my kids and my life, as well. After watching this transformation take place in front of my eyes, I was sold. I knew that there were more families with disabled veterans who needed help, and I wanted to be a part of this amazing journey. Dogs are truly man’s best friend in so many facets of life.

5 things about me

  • I was raised on a farm in rural Kansas.
  • I am married to my amazing husband, Ryan, and have four children.
  • Prior to going to school to become a Dog Obedience Trainer, I was a teacher for 19 years.
  • I am blessed with amazing family and friends who have been there for my family and me.
  • I love to sing and to read books for information and enjoyment.