I graduated with a B.S. in Business Administration & Marketing and as the Valedictorian at Virginia Tech in 1990. Then I was a fast tracker for 11 years at a fortune 100 company wearing a suit every day in account management, marketing & applications development in plastics materials & product design. Next, I owned and operated an interior design company for 5 years. Now, a wife and proud mother of two teenage girls, I’m the owner of the local Bark Busters. I finally found my dream job when Bark Busters actually found me. I already had the problem solving & people coaching skills. I was used to managing multiple projects, was goal oriented & customer focused. I had experience with a range of challenging rescue dogs in a family environment, plus an intense love of animals. But Bark Busters, the world/s largest & most successful dog training company, imparted in me their incredible knowledge of dog behavior & canine communication that is fast, easy, dog-friendly, & highly effective. When my clients express their amazement at how fast I resolve their dogs behavior issues, and they put me in their contact list as their “dog whisperer,” I always remind them that Bark Busters gets most of the credit. The founders of the company really make me look like a superstar. My role is to pass on the knowledge & skills that you need, and to do it in the way you need. So you’ll become your own “dog whisperer.”
If you have a puppy, I’ll help you get your puppy’s education started off right without the need for punishment or reliance on treats or crating. Training should be fun for you ;and your dog. It should also be fast & stress free. Get your puppy or dog out of the crate, expect fast bonding, improved trust, better communication, fast housebreaking, better focus & obedience, tolerance of other dogs & people. It’s totally reasonable to expect to have a happy, well behaved dog who’s interested in listening to your rules. I’ll also help you prevent or reverse any “bad dog” behaviors like separation anxiety, aggression, nuisance barking, jumping up on people, pulling on leash, fierce lunging, nipping, biting, marking & much more! You’ll better understand your puppy or dog while achieving a great relationship with a dog who respects & trusts you! During my years of experience as a professional dog trainer, I’ve learned that starting in the home, with private dog obedience & behavioral training works best. It gets the fastest results even for outdoor training goals. This is because dogs can completely focus on their owner in a familiar environment where most dog behavioral issues are rooted and can be addressed. In fact, most of my clients see results within the first 30 minutes on their very first training session! All outdoor behaviors can also be addressed. Training walks, trips to the dog park, pet store, and socialization is included too. Don’t risk instilling fear & mistrust in your dog by trying to force socialization in a group class that you or your dog isn’t ready for. First learn what your dog needs so you can socialize properly. Then save time and do it right and on your own schedule. If your dog could talk he or she would ask you to call Bark Busters!
Jumping up, pulling on the lead, biting, mouthing, nipping, inappropriate toileting, aggression towards dogs, food aggression.Learn More
Our customised puppy management program includes fast track housebreaking and toilet training, general obedience, walking to heel, sit / stay.Learn More
Full obedience training for dogs of all ages and breeds; sit, down, stay, loose lead walking, attentiveness, distance control and recall training.Learn More