My Dog and Me, LLC is dedicated to dog training solutions that take the stress out of owning a dog. We use only the most up-to-date, scientifically sound, and positive training methods. We are dedicated to giving you the best dog training possible and are certified by and members of numerous well respected animal training organizations. We are always looking for better ways to help our clients by attending workshops, seminars, and classes.
We want you to enjoy life with your dog again, just let us know what we can do to help. Call us today and tell us about your dog: 608.799.7150
Meet the staff:
I started My Dog and Me, LLC with my husband after graduating from Karen Pryor Academy’s Dog Trainer Program in 2012 with eight years of dog training experience. I have worked in many fields of the animal care profession over the past ten years including as a dog trainer, at daycare/boarding facilities and in veterinary offices. I have completed internships at zoos and have trained service dogs and search and rescue dogs.
I currently live with four dogs, one cat, and a very patient husband.
I am a volunteer canine handle for a local search and rescue team for which I have one dog who is certified and one who is still in training. I also love to ride horses, cross country ski, and hike.
I’ve owned and worked with animals all my life. I’ve done a lot. I’ve been a professional groomer Loved it. (I’ve even won awards competing against other groomers nationwide) I’ve been a Vet Tech. I couldn’t handle the sad parts of the business so well. And I’ve taken a few courses on Dog training. In 2013 I certified through Penn and Fosters Career School and recently I completed a Karen Pryor Academy course
Currently I live with three dogs. Two Standard Poodles and a Lab who never acts his age. At a later age in life I finally found my soul mate and now I am mom and step-mom to five wonderful children. My oldest is about to be 25 and my youngest will be 5.
I love spending time with my dogs and showing off how amazing they are. My youngest poodle is being trained as a Search and Rescue dog. When missing persons cases have gone cold or authorities are looking for possible evidence we volunteer our services in wilderness, rubble and eventually, water. I also love to garden, swim, and watch my youngest daughter dance and play T-Ball.
Puppy Class and Agility Instructor
I currently live and work in Sparta as a Certified Veterinary Technician. I’ve worked as a trainer for several years in both group class settings and one-on-one consults with clients. I am currently working on a certified veterinary technician specialty in behavior. I belong the the American Animal Hospital Association, Wisconsin Veterinary Technician Association, National Association of Veterinary Technicians, and Society of Animal Behavior Technicians; always hoping to further my education.
I share my home with a bit of a zoo. I own a mutt named Maddi; three cats named Jake, Jinxy, and Gizmo; two parakeets named Artoo and Darwin; as well as numerous freshwater fish and occasional foster animals.
I enjoy doing dog sports such as flyball and agility with my dog, going kayaking and camping when the weather is nice, going to the movies, going horseback riding, hiking, and fostering various animals in need.