Independent Contractor for Doggy’s Big Day-Salt Lake City, UT
I have a deep seated love and passion for animals, and Pet Sitting; Dog Walking; Volunteer work with local animal foster care programs; and Dog Behavior Training are just small and simple ways for me to express that love, and fulfill my passion for furry friends. Specialties: ABC Certified Dog Obedience Trainer ; Canine Dimensions Certified Dog Obedience Trainer; Dog Walking; Pet care
Associate Trainer at Canine Dimensions November 2013 – July 2015 (1 year 9 months) Specialized in behavior modification, problem solving and obedience training. I trained puppies 8 weeks and older, and adult dogs of all ages. I trained dogs in the homes of their owners. I used only humane, natural, dog training methods – no shock collars, no clickers. I went to clients’ homes and worked with their dogs and their families to custom design a dog training or puppy training program based on their dog’s personality, temperament and drive, using the latest scientific dog training protocols. I showed clients how to establish good communication and proper pack structure in the home, and taught all of the basic dog obedience commands (sit, stay, down, come, drop it) plus good leash manners (no more pulling on the leash). It was fast, it was fun, and it really worked!
Dog Daycare Certified Camp Counselor at Camp Bow Wow June 2013 – June 2015 (2 years 1 month)
What I did:
1. Followed all Camp policies and procedures. 2. Insured a safe and clean environment at all times for dogs and employees. 3. Monitored information for proper feedings, medications and checkout dates. 4. Followed proper procedures to allow only non-aggressive dogs and dogs current on all required vaccinations into CBW. 5. Insured the proper functioning of all day camp and boarding operations including reservations and nightly close out procedures. 6. Provided quality customer service to insure a friendly, caring environment. 7. Monitored and insured adequate supply levels. 8. Monitored and updated Vaccination Records with each reservation and check-in. 9. Insured forms were filled out correctly with all pertinent information. 10. Insured Quality Customer Service – troubleshooting and problem solving with a customer friendly attitude. 11. Promoted the business by understanding and explaining extensive safety procedures, spacious indoor/outdoor play areas, certified training, etc. Provided customer tours. 12. Insured proper care and attention to each camper. Learned the camper’s by name and made sure they had a good time at Camp!
Owner at PAWSibilities Unleashed, LLC -September 2011 – March 2013 (1 year 7 months)
Specializing in personalized and customized dog walking and pet sitting services with an emphasis on providing loving, responsible, in-home care for all domestic house pets.
Animal Rescue of The Rockies Foster Care Provider November 2013 to November 2014
Mile High German Shorthaired Pointer Rescue Foster Care Provider July 2014 to October 2014
(Fostered an 8 year old Female German Shorthair Pointer, and took her through an entire Dog Training program with Canine Dimensions Dog Training-from the obedience phase, all the way through the distraction phase. She was adopted out with perfect manners, full obedience certification, all previous problems that put her into foster care in the first place completely dissolved)
Animal Foster Care Assistant at Animal Humane New Mexico October 2012 – May 2013 (8 months)
Provided all-around care and feeding of newborn, under adaptability age, or otherwise sick or injured dogs and cats.
Reception Assistant at Animal Humane New Mexico September 2012 – May 2013 (9 months)
Assisted staff receptionist with telephone, in person reception inquiries, and office tasks.
Intake Greeter at Animal Humane New Mexico September 2012 – May 2013 (9 months)
Greeted and assisted customers who had to surrender their pets, entering person details into Shelter Buddy database.
Completed Education and Training:
Safe Animal Handling Adoptions
Adoptions Greeter at Animal HUmane New Mexico September 2012 – April 2013 (8 months)
Greeted and assisted customers seeking to adopt a cat or dog. Helped them complete the Meet Your Match survey for dogs and issue a hall pass. Directed potential adopters to kennels and cattery.
Completed Education and Training: Adoptions Safe Animal Handling
Advanced Dog Walker at Animal Humane New Mexico April 2012 – Present (3 years 11 months)
Provided enrichment and training for all canine residents, including those with high energy, which can be more difficult to train or manage. Assist potential adopters.
Completed Education and Training Programs: Safe animal Handling Animal Care Adoptions Cat Socialization Life Skills 101 for Dogs Advanced Dog Walking Manners Tune-up and Agility Training Canine Communication and Body Language
Canine College Dog Training Assistant at Humane Society of Southern Arizona 2010 – 2011 (1 year)
Provided mental and physical enrichment to shelter dogs Helped shelter dogs to build confidence- as well as reduce anxiety and stress- for the duration of their stay in the shelter Increased visibility and adopt-ability by fine-tuning and showcasing unique personalities, skills, and fun tricks. Strengthened the human & animal bond with physical, positive, and loving interaction. Helped shelter dogs to build a foundation for a strong secure relationship with a new family graduating into a forever home.
Dog Walker at Humane Society of Southern Arizona November 2008 – March 2011 (2 years 5 months)
Walked, played with, and handled dogs to help relieve boredom and stress of living in a shelter environment.
Adoptions Counseling Assistant at Humane Society of Southern November 2008 – March 2011 (2 years 5 months)found good homes for dogs, cats and other animals both at the shelter and at off site adoption events,while creating a positive experience for prospective adopters. Actively reached out to and interacted with the general public, specifically talking with prospective adopters to find out what they are looking for in a pet. Interacted with/got to know the animals and talked with prospective adopters about them in order to make the best possible match. Provided high quality customer service to people who visited HSSA Helped people through the adoption process by sharing information about animal care and behavior, reviewing adoption applications, interviewing applicants in a conversational way, and communicating with the applicant in such a manner that maintained a courteous and friendly attitude even when declining a request.
Volunteer Animal Foster Caregiver at Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF) 2009 – 2010 (1 year)
Provided temporary, in-home care for kittens, puppies, and dogs in need until they could be placed for adoption. Fed, socialized, cleaned, groomed, trained, exercised and medicated (if necessary) animal (s) sheltered at my home in behalf of the Animal Rescue Foundation
Certifications Certified Dog Obedience Trainer Animal Behavior College November 2012 Professional Dog Trainer
CANINE DIMENSIONS DOG TRAINING January 2014