As you can see in the photo, that's me with my two dogs. Yukon (left) is a German Shorthaired Pointer and Cinder (right) is an Australian Shepherd. I hunt pheasant with Yukon occasionally and he is one great bird dog (but otherwise super lazy)! He also helps me with classes from time to time. Cinder is my sassy, super smart, talkative, loving herding machine. I also have two cats, and two tortoises.
I started professionally training animals about 11 years ago. I am a member of the Force Free Trainers of Wisconsin and the Pet Professional Guild. I am also a trainer and evaluator for the American Kennel Club's Canine Good Citizen certification.
I have a laid back personality and take a non-judgmental and realistic approach to training. It is a fact that every person and animal learns differently, so I work with you and your pet to what learning style suits you the best. I teach with positive reinforcement and use food as a primary reinforcer. I specialize in reactivity, human related aggression, and shy and fearful dogs.
Chris has been with Happy Tails Pet Training since 2016 and teaches basic manners classes. She is well-versed in positive reinforcement training and used to work with the sea lions at Oceans of Fun at the Milwaukee County Zoo.
Shara has been with Happy Tails Pet Training since 2018 and teaches basic manners and agility classes. She is also a Certified Trick Dog Instructor and runs our trick workshops. She competes with her dogs in agility and is a special education teacher by day.
6163 West Forest Home Avenue, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53220, United States