For 15 years, I ran a dog training & walking & pet sitting business in Brooklyn, NY. My employees and I took care of more than a hundred pets a day as if they were our own. Through dog training I was able to help improve the lives of many dogs and their people. I valued relationships over profit, and I became one of the most respected and trusted people in the local community.
I am a member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers. I have worked extensively with puppies, adult, & rescue dogs of all ages, breeds, and temperaments. I am also the author of the book Dogs of Brooklyn.
After 5 years in the Catskills, in 2021 I moved to Washington DC and continue offering hands on, in-person positive reinforcement & clicker dog training & pet sitting.
I am insured through Pet Sitters Associates
Many trainers have gone virtual, but I specialize in hands on, in-person training solutions with rescue dogs and puppies. I teach everything from the basics to how to manage more complex behavior issues. From standard commands to socialization, manners & impulse control. I teach humans how to bond & communicate effectively with their dogs with positive reinforcement and clicker training.
Get started with a consultation, develop a plan, begin training
Follow up session
Just brought home a new pup? Get started with the basics of what you need to know about parenting, training, and bonding with your dog.
(Includes assessment + 2 sessions)
Work with me on the basics + more on parenting, training, and bonding with your dog. (Includes assessment + 3 sessions)
Working on more challenging issues? The 5 pack allows us to go more in depth with training.
(Includes assessment + 4 sessions)
(Recommended for new pet parents)
First time dog parent? Work with me for everything you need to know A-Z about parenting, training, and bonding with your dog.
(Includes assessment + 5 sessions)
Need a little more help with leash walking and basic skills? Let me train for you with a 45 minute walk/train.
Want to meet me to see if cat or dog sitting is a match? Schedule a meet up with me.
Traveling? I will stay and train your dog in my home or yours.
Traveling? I will pet sit in your home or mine for your dog. (Prices vary based on training level & care required)
Does your dog need more than a walk when you are at work? Are you dealing with separation anxiety and need a sitter so you can get out? Let's talk.
(Prices vary based on training level & care required)
Going out of town? Cat Visits include feeding, litter box cleaning, and plenty of petting and playing! (available in Mt Pleasant, Lanier Heights, Adams Morgan, Dupont Circle)
A $25 travel surcharge may apply to Maryland & Virginia clients.