Graduated from the Karen Pryor Academy 1/2017
3 years experience working in animal shelters
2+ years experience working in doggie daycares
2 years experience working in veterinary offices
Experienced dog walker
Attendee at Dr. Ian Dunbar's Off Leash Reliability and Games Workshop
Humane Society of the United States Conference
Hi, I'm Sierra and I like dogs! My love for dogs has always been apparent as I used to pretend I was a dog as a child. I didn't grow out of the "phase" for a long time; my parents were concerned for my social future. In high school I thought the only way to help dogs was to become a veterinarian, I found a part time job my senior year and quickly realized that was not the path for me. I went on to work at more vet's offices, animal shelters and doggycares and came to the conclusion pet parents need training help. They're getting the wrong information from TV and quick fixes and their dog's behavior is worse than ever. I did a lot of personal research and enrolled in dog training school. Yes, there is such a thing! I am so happy to be fulfilling my life's purpose. It’s important to me to be certified as the dog training industry is unregulated. That means anyone can claim to be a dog trainer and can end up doing more damage than good.
I use scientific based methods, therefore I do not use punishment as a means of teaching behaviors. My primary method is clicker training as it is very quick and effective! Clicker training is not just for teaching tricks, it can be a fast way to correct behaviors while keeping training fun and engaging. You don’t have to use heavy corrections to teach your dog!