A little about Me
Hello dog lovers! My name is Dawn and I am a lifetime lover of dogs of all sizes, shapes, and breeds. I am currently a student at Penn Foster where I am enrolled in their Dog Obedience Trainer/Instructor program. My love of dogs, and my interest in training began at a very young age when my parents got me my first dog, a black lab named Dutchess... A dog who trainers had sent back to us two days after sending her to "Dog Obedience School" claiming she was not trainable. I was about 7 or 8 yrs. old at the time, and was determined to keep my dog, but very scared that we would have to get rid of her. So, I decided to take matters into my own hands and train her myself. Along with other neighborhood children who had dogs, I formed the "Red Heart Dog Training School", talked my Mom into buying me a dog training book, and within a week or so I had Dutchess heeling, sitting, staying, coming when called, and basically transformed her into the perfect family dog and child's companion... all through the use of positive reinforcement alone!
I now do volunteer work with New Hope Pet Rescue fostering dogs which were pulled from high-kill shelters, and have a google+ page where I post lots of wonderful dogs and cats that are waiting in shelters for a forever home. In addition to fostering dogs who are waiting for loving families and forever homes, I have several four-legged family members who I have adopted from shelters, and rescued from the streets. With that being said, my purpose is to not only help place animals in good, permanent homes, but also to help dogs and their families live harmoniously together in order to prevent innocent lives from ending up in shelters where they may be euthanized if a suitable home is not found quickly enough. I accomplish this by providing several services including, but not limited to: dog walking, doggie-sitting, housebreaking and teaching good manners, teaching basic obedience commands, and even bathing! I also work with the dogs' families to help them understand their dog and his/her body language in order to bring about better communication, and better understanding, between human and dog.
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