Megan has been training dogs since age 12 when she attempted to certify her family dogs as therapy dogs. While the family dogs were a bit old to pursue new careers, being 11 and 13, Megan was at the start of a lifelong passion for dogs which eventually became her career. This passion led her into the world of dog sports, and started a quest for knowledge that has been never ending. With a gift for relating to people as well as their pets, Megan strives to find solutions to behavior problems that work as well for the owners as they do for dogs. She stays up-to-date with the most progressive dog training methods by attending seminars, reading training books, and taking classes with her own dogs. Megan believes that training should be fun for the dogs and the owners, and strives to help every person find the joy in dog training. She does this by offering innovative classes that cater to the needs of all dog owners. Megan is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer – Knowledge Assessed (CPDT-KA) through the Certification Council of Professional Dog Trainers, and is a Certified K9 Nose Work Instructor (CNWI) through the National Association of Canine Nose Work. She holds a Bachelors of Science in Biology from Colorado State University. She is a member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers and the National Association of Canine Scent Work.
In her free time Megan enjoys spending time with her three dogs, competing with them in a variety of dog sports, and enjoying the wonderful local Colorado music scene. Her goal in life is to help humans and dogs understand each other just a little better.
Seminars/Continuing Education Attended:
- Sue Ailsby
- Kay Laurence
- Leslie McDevitt
- Patricia McConnell
- Jean Donaldson
- Dan Estep and Suzanne Hetts
- Dog Scout Camp, 2009, 2010, 2012
- Clicker Expo 2012
- Volunteered at Penn Vet Working Dog Center, April 2013
- K9 Nose Work Camp, 2013, 2015
- K9 Nose Work Instructor Certification Course, 2015
- Certified in Pet First Aid by the American Red Cross