Covid-19 Update It's time to gradually reopen Playful Pup. As of May 15th, I'll teach puppy classes and classes for former students. Sorry, no new students (except puppies) at this time.
Lessons are outside and strictly follow social distancing protocols.
See you soon!!
I’m a master educator who taught middle school in rural Vermont for 15 years. In 2015, I decided to combine my passion for teaching with my passion for dogs. I immersed myself in scientifically based positive dog training methodology. I mentored with the best trainers in the area attending and assisting in training classes as well as private behavior consultations. I was dog program coordinator at Central Vermont Humane Society and spent hundreds of hours working with shelter dogs and the people who adopt them. I assessed dog temperament, created behavior modification plans, and then communicated the plans to the rest of the dog team. Of course, I also spent lots of time training the dogs themselves.
Currently, I work with private clients and teach group classes at Playful Pup Dog Training in East Montpelier.