About Stephanie

PoMDT- Peace of Mind Dog Training came to be out of a need to train my own dog. In 2001 I got my first personal dog. She was a 6 month old shepherd mix who had no training and very little socialization. After she bit the first person within a week of being in the house, I realized I had an issue and that she was only going to get worst as she matured.

This is Roxy.

Within a couple of months she bit 4 people over food, toys or touching her in places where she did not want to be touched like her feet, stomach or tail. Then the day came when she bit me, and that was when I started to look into dog training (5 bites too late)!

When I couldn’t find a local trainer to work with I started to work with her using the methods I saw my dad use with his german shepherd when I was growing up. We all had to learn how to work with his dogs so the training would be consistent, I thank him for that lesson.

Roxy and I in Search and Rescue!

 My dog did such an amazing turn around when I taught her my expectations of her and followed through bringing consistency and structure into her life. She thrived! She did so well with training that by the time she was 8 months old we started training in agility and search and rescue. This dog, that drew blood on 5 people in the first 6 months of her life eventually became my service dog, therapy dog, search and rescue dog and best friend that I trusted.

Friends and family that had seen my dogs transformation began to ask for help with their pets. The search and rescue team I was with started to ask for help in training their dogs in obedience and eventually started to help with the actual training of search and rescue and that is where my passion took off, I knew that I needed to make dog training my way of life and I have not looked back since.

Over the past 15 years I have worked along side several well known and respected trainer and I continue to attend seminars, classes, workshops and any other educational venues I can to further my skills as a trainer. I believe that the learning never stops and I find that to be just as true for our dogs.

I would love to help you with your dog, so please reach out today!

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