Jen is a licensed veterinary technician who has been practicing for over 20 years. Her professional interests include chemotherapy, hospice care and behavior. She is passionate about helping fearful and/or anxious dogs - this includes helping pet owners recognize signs of stress & teaching them how to help their dogs cope with what they perceive as stressful events. Her goal is to use positive reinforcement training to make things like veterinary visits, grooming & nail trims less stressful for the dog - ultimately helping to strengthen the bond between a human and their dog making for a long, happy life together.
Jen has a bachelor of science in veterinary technology and is Level 2 Fear Free certified. She has helped to implement the Fear Free practices into her clinic and has extended that philosophy to provide the highest standard of care for end of life visits as well. She also trains and competes with her own dog Syrie in AKC rally, agility, tricks and soon obedience. Together they have received a Rally Excellent title, Tricks Intermediate title and Excellent Jumpers title in agility.
Jen is also very interested in continuing to learn she just finished the Karen Pryor Academy Dog Trainer Foundation course. She is also planning to take
several more specialized Fear Free courses. And of course she continues to learn daily by training Syrie for her competitions and by helping & training her reactive and noise phobic dog Lita navigate through life.