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Christe Patt

My husband and I owned and operated a dog boarding/daycare business for 16 years, last year during covid we had the opportunity to sell our building, and after much thought and consideration we decided to sell it, and essentially retired from that business.  I have also owned and trained dogs for search work (search for missing or lost persons) for 13 years, and dog training is where my heart really lies, so now I would like to start a dog training business.

Melinda Julia Sotet

I am a Dog Handler for a couple who has a business, Ohio Geese Control, herding geese with a Border Collie for the last 4 1/2 years.  I have done some training with the new dogs that they have gotten from rescue foundations.  I board dogs at my home and train the basics if anyone needs help with their pups.  I have had dogs all my life and started training them when I became an adult.  I was an animal pharmaceutical representative for 10 years over 12 years ago.  My Veterinaries which were my customers had taught me so very much.   My family and friends always come to me when there is a problem with behavior or need some basic training, and I just do research to help the dog.   I would like to become a professional trainer with certification and build a business training dogs.

Rosamond Pappafotis

I have a real passion for dogs and working with them. I have had my rescue dog Sadie for 12 years, and have learned a lot from her. I especially enjoy working with dogs that have behavioral problems (separation anxiety, resource guarding, fear and aggression, etc.). I enjoy seeing dogs transform and having their relationships and lifestyles with their owners improve. 

Tonia Collins

I have been a professional dog trainer for five years. Although I worked as the lead trainer for a big box store, I could never earn more than $40,000 per year. I have moved to southwestern Illinois and am seeking to start a dog training business again. I miss the pet parents and helping them develop their puppies and dogs into great companion animals. I also started therapy dog training and plan to build teams in my new location. I am also an AKC Evaluator, Alliance of Therapy Dogs Tester/Observer, and Tester for Pet Partners. I was also very active working in a variety of animal shelters prior to moving. Dogs that were considered aggressive, I helped build trust and found loving, permanent homes for them. I also recently started a job as a Human Resources Director for a state-of-the-art medical hospital that is open 24/7. So, I love, love, love, animals!

Kathrine S Dorsett

I have worked with training dogs from a young age. Recently I have completed several courses on dog training, behavior and theory. 

Jamon Donnell Taylor-Skakel

Hi I’m Jamon, I have been in love with dogs since I was a kid. As I grew up I began to learn and understand dogs more and more. This chose me to train and love dog as I was sent to do.

Elliott felts

2 years of small animal  in high school agriculture class, instructor raised German Shepard and brought in her dogs and many many more from the community for hands on time Which consisted  mostly Of bathing and some basic grooming. This is where I decided I wanted to train dogs for a career. I am now ready to begin learning. I was trying to find an employer willing to train unfortunately that hasn’t happened and I’m no longer willing to wait. Short terms goals are to learn as much as I can and Gain employment. Long term goals are to open my own business establish myself and finally take over the Nashville and surrounding counties(LOL), train shelter dogs and find them forever homes. My family has several acres Of land, kennels and I have family support. I have a 740 credit score, customer service experience and currently work as apartment maintenance and porter and am accustomed to working with people in their homes. I would like more information to make sure this is the correct training for me. Thank you.

Steve Gutermuth

I have had dogs since I was 10 years and have had trained them for years as my side job. 
My kids are grown and I would like to train dogs full time. I love dogs and think they are so special.  Dogs react to me in a very positive way.