've been around dogs all my life. When I was nine, I was introduced to dog training by my uncle who owned a kennel in Connecticut, where I also grew up. I was taught how to handle and compete with dogs for high-level agility, obedience, and personal protection demonstrations. This is what made me fall in love with dog training — being able to see the results of long, strenuous training play out in a competitive setting a few times a year with high-drive working dogs; mostly imported from France.
At one point I was the youngest handler to compete and place in a podium spot in North America. At 14-years old I moved to Las Vegas and continued training dogs at my uncles' new luxury dog resort hotel and training center. I honed my skills training thousands of dogs for the upscale clients of Las Vegas. I worked with rescues to help rehabilitate last chance dogs so they weren’t euthanized. I helped train dogs for the elderly and special needs to assist with tasks, and helped teach the average person who just wants their dog to have the freedom of going anywhere with them.
My hands on experience is unmatched and there is no situation I haven’t seen and no dog that I wouldn’t be willing to help. I love it all — from the little old lady that wants her chihuahua to stop barking, to the dog enthusiast that wants to unlock the full potential of their pet.
After 13-years of professional dog training in Las Vegas, I decided it was time to start a new chapter in my life and take all the knowledge that I was fortunate enough to acquire with me. During my years working in a professional training environment, I learned how to apply my skills in a variety of settings, from individual dogs, to commanding huge (25+ dogs) group classes with dogs and their owners. I was ready to take the next step and start a business of my own.
Concierge K-9 Training was created to help fill the gaps I noticed in the world of dog training. While board and trains are effective, I find giving dog owners clear-cut, simple methods of handling their dog in their home environment is necessary for true results.
I’ve watched people pay thousands of dollars to board their dogs, and have witnessed many group lessons where the owners go home and the problems still persist. Issues need to be addressed and fixed where they originate. My methods are only effective if I am guiding my clients alongside their dogs in your home environment.
Helping a dog reach its potential is my mission. I stand behind my work. If you are not satisfied with the training, I will continue working with your dog until our stated goals are reached.