About our trainer:
Rachel’s passion for the animal world came very early in life. She grew up with Great Danes and was accustomed to dogs towering over her. Rachel recalls being very young when she felt a strong connection to animals. At 5 years old, Rachel would sneak dog biscuits and ask her Great Dane, Thor to “sit” and was amazed when he did it!
Rachel became heavily involved in rescue work and after helping with a very large HSUS case, decided to begin formal education in the animal care field by earning a degree as a Veterinary Technician. In her studies Rachel became passionate about animal behavior and began mentoring with local trainers and behavior consultants. Currently, the accreditations Rachel holds include: Catch Certified Dog Trainer, Certified Trick Dog Instructor, Canine Conditioning Fitness Coach, Stunt Dog Judge and Animal Actors Evaluator. She also is an AKC Canine Good Citizen Evaluator (AKC-CGC) and S.T.A.R. Puppy Evaluator! Recently, Rachel has earned the title of Certified Dog Behavior Consultant (CBCC-KA) which is one of the most prestigious titles for Canine Behavior Professionals. There are less than 350 of these professionals worldwide, less than 20 in the state of PA, and she is the only CBCC-KA in Butler County!
Rachel is extremely passionate about creating enriching, positive and lasting bonds between pets and their families and views training as an integral (and imperative) part of overall wellness for our pets. She truly believes that a great relationship with your dog is more important than any trick you could ever teach and you can teach your dog just about any trick if you have a great relationship!