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Animals have always played a major role in Belinda’s life. She started training dogs at the age of 9 years old through her local 4-H group and competed for several years.
To build upon her knowledge and experience Belinda attended National K-9 School for Dog Trainers in Columbus, OH, graduating from their Master Trainer Course. Her certifications include Basic and Advanced Obedience, Puppy Development, Behavior Modification, Breed Identification, Utility, Scent Detection, Tracking, Retrieval and Assistance Dog. Belinda is certified through "That's My Dog E-cademy" on the most cutting-edge training techniques using remote collars and Canine Kinaethetics Bodywork by Maryna Ozuna, understanding how structure and health impact behavior, and Conformation Handling under Norma Smith. As training theories change and evolve, Belinda is always increasing her knowledge through seminars, workshops and trainer collaboration.
Belinda is an evaluator for the American Kennel Club's (AKC) Canine Good Citizen (CGC) test and the AKC Trick Dog program. She is certified in Pet First Aid and CPR. Belinda is also a member of the National K9 Association for Dog Trainers, Kentuckiana Pointing Breed Association, Clermont County Dog Training Club, having served on the Board of Directors for the Wirehaired Vizsla Club of America and served on the Board of Directors for Canine Political Action Corps (CPAC), representing the training and grooming professions in the legislation arena.
Jeff has spent most of his life around dogs and has a great understanding of dog behavior. His experience allows him to specialize in Basic and Advanced Obedience as well as Behavior Modification and Problem Solving.
In addition to Jeff's personal experience, he is certified in the use of remote dog collars, utilizing a gentle and effective approach. He has studied "Click & Treat" under Gary Wilkes, Trick Training under Kyra Sundance accomplishing his Certified Trick Dog Instructor requirements, Canine Kinaesthetics™ Bodywork with Maryna Ozuna, Pack to Basics with Chad Mackin and numerous other leaders in the training/behavior industry. Due to the ever-changing theories of dog training, he is always building his skills through seminars, workshops and trainer collaboration. He trains your dog to be the loving, controlled dog the family dreamed of when they brought them home.
Jeff is an evaluator for the American Kennel Club's (AKC) Canine Good Citizen (CGC) test and Trick Dog program. (For more details about the CGC program, please visit American Kennel Club's (AKC) Canine Good Citizen (CGC). He is also certified by the American Red Cross in Pet First Aid and CPR. Clermont County Dog Training Club and the Kentuckiana Pointing Breeds Association.
Belinda and Jeff are both actively involved in rescue and fostering dogs. After seeing so many dogs turned over to shelters, rescues and often just into the street, for what in many cases is a problem that can be fixed with basic training, they decided they can make the biggest difference by helping people build better communication with their dogs through training.
Belinda and Jeff also enjoy competing with their dogs in a variety of dog sports including Conformation, Hunt, Obedience, Dock Jumping and Rally. Dog sports encourage bond building with your dog and increase your communications skills while having a great time with your dog. If you're interested in any of these sports, please ask, we're happy to point you in the right direction!