I've lived in Jacksonville Beach most of my life. I'm a Duncan U. Fletcher graduate. I have 4 grown children. My husband and I live on a sailboat with our 2 small dogs and love every minute of it. I spent my professional life working as a nurse then after 25 years I started a home based pet services business, that has flourished over the last 6+ years. My passion has now turned to improving the lives of our family dogs. My years in nursing make this an easy transition for me. I have patience and love teaching in creative, stress-free ways. I've seen positive changes in the dogs we work with because of our focus on the importance on socialization. I belong to the largest Association of Professional Dog Trainers in the World. APDT. Also The Pet Professional Guild which is a membership organization representing pet industry professionals who are committed to results based, science based force-free training and pet care. I hold a certificate in Dog Training Knowledge (CDTK) from CATCH Dog Training. I am a happily self-proclaimed Animal advocate.