I traveled 6,000 miles to become your favorite dog trainer.
It was 2007, I was working in finance, and I was miserable.
As I was on my way to physical therapy (because my desk job was destroying my back), I glanced over at a park where a trainer happened to be working with a group of dogs.
It was if lightning struck me. Suddenly, I knew what I wanted to do with my life.
So, I moved from Europe to San Francisco to attend The Academy for Dog Trainers (known as the "Harvard" of dog trainer programs), from which I graduated with honors.
After graduating from the Academy for Dog Trainers, I spent some time in Brooklyn, New York.
And that's where Lola, my yellow lab, adopted me. To handle Lola's wild energy, I become a scent detection instructor (K9 Nose Work) and traveled all over the U.S. competing with her.
Lola is a wonderful dog. But... when I brought home my newborn twins, she had a predatory reaction to them. This is a highly unusual response and, thankfully, as a dog trainer I knew exactly what to do. But I knew other parents might not!
When I went looking for information about dogs and kids, I was surprised by how few good resources existed. So I decided to create them.
And Dog Meets Baby was born.
Now I'm traveling again.
We've recently left San Francisco to make a home in a new country—our sixth! Wherever we land, I'm so honored to continue offering dog parents like you the resources and tools you need to keep all your kids happy and safe.
Expert guidance for your family.
Prepare and train your dog for your baby's arrival.