I got my first dog at the age of 5. That is when my dad convinced me it was a “big boy job” to clean up the back yard after him. I fell for it, and my passion for dogs was born!!! Since having grown up, and actually having become a “big boy,” I have made sure my life has been spent surrounded by animals. Over the years, I have worked for multiple animal shelters, a major pet supply retailer, and have volunteered with several rescue groups.
Once I decided to make a commitment to becoming a professional dog trainer, I chose to study for certification through Animal Behavior College. Choosing to enroll in the program was an easy decision. Their philosophies and basic training methods meshed well with my beliefs. Because of that, I was able to add to, and expand on, the training methods I was already using.
I graduated from an Animal Behavior College Certified Trainer in May 2015 and D.A.S. Dog Training was born. In September of 2015, I earned my certification in dog and cat first aid and CPR from the American Red Cross.