Hello. My name is Lexa. I am a dog trainer from Russia. In 2007, I graduated from college where I studied anatomy, veterinary physiology and various methods of dog training, including special training such as finding and detecting drugs and explosives, for 4 years. Find the person following the trail of his arrest. Additional courses include dog guard – which teaches dogs to guard house, car(s) and child(ren). I am proficient in various methods of correcting the behavior of dogs. I can correct aggression, insecurity in dogs and hyperactivity. Throughout my professional career, I have never stopped studying the psychology of dogs and new methods of training.
I have been working with animals on behavior modification and basic obedience /command training for the past 10 years. In 2011 I started at Stone Mountain Farmyard training the goats, sheep and pigs. Not counting my experience growing up in which I worked in kennels and veterinary hospitals as well as having a slew of different animals in my home to practice on and build my passion. I also have 6 years experience as a veterinarian technician starting in 2013 where I also worked with the animals and owners on basic obedience, and behavior modification as well as general animal health education. I am also CCPDT certified. Frogs to Dogs has allowed me an avenue to channel my diverse background into a positive change for our clients.
Hi, I’m Bonita. I am a Certified Dog Trainer with PetSmart and Petco since 2007. As a little girl I would read books and practice on my friends dogs as well as my own. It wasn’t until my daughter passed, at age 8, that I ever thought about making a career of caring for dogs. So after 20+ years in the Optical field I started my very successful Pet Sitting and Dog Walking company in 2000. I have 3 years experience as a Veterinary technician. Caring for and training dogs has truly been a joy not a job for me! I have trained deaf dogs as well as humans with physical and mental challenges. Through positive reinforcement anything can be accomplished. I believe my background in Childhood Psychology along with my natural ability to communicate with animals has allowed me to be as successful as I am today. I am very grateful for the gift I have and being allowed to share with pet parents the life changing experience obedience training makes. Our lives are so much more enriched when we can effectively communicate with our four legged, wet nose, fluffy partners in life.
My name is Caren. Training dogs is just one of the many ways I’ve found to fill my world with animals. I have my Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Communication, Education and Interpretation. Does that make me a Dog Mumbler? I am a CPDT, foster rescues, board, Board and Train, and am also a certified professional groomer. In 20+ years of my career, I have trained over 200 species, including a variety of birds, both birds of prey as well as pets, pigs, porcupines, rats and even a Tamandua. You learn as much about yourself as you do about them with such significant interaction. I have found that I have a soft spot for the pups that struggle to adjust to our busy world. Shy, anxious, frustrated, over exuberant, even aggressive. I love helping them, and their pet parents learn what they need, and how to provide it so that they are more calm, confident, and set up for success!
While attending the University of Horticulture in my home town of Budapest, Hungary, I studied plant cultivation and animal behavior. As a result of my studies, I became heavily involved with animal rescue work and behavioral training. When I came to the U.S. over 20 years ago I continued my work with animals and I completed my animal behavior certification, which incorporated many different training techniques. My preferred training specialty is in non-confrontational methods and I have experienced great success for many years with that methodology. I am committed to loving all animals and educating all humans through positive reinforcement and gentle handling.
Hi My name is Jayla, I am originally from Los Angeles, California. My family moved to Atlanta when I was about 13 years old. We started a family business working with horses. Training both people to ride and breaking/ training horses as well. That is what sparked my interest in training. I did that until I went to college, about 7 years later. While studying psychology and human services, I worked at a local shelter rehabilitating the most challenged dogs and cats getting them to a place of adoptability. With great success and my degree in tow, I went on to manage another shelter where my focus was leading the team in animal rehabilitation and training. Today, I am a trainer with Frogs to Dogs, where I have taught obedience group classes, worked in the day camps, as well as private sessions with pet owners. My goal in this industry is to promote harmonious relationships between dog and dog owner. To teach dog owners how to communicate with their pets and to increase their pets overall quality of life.
Hi! I’m Jennifer and animals have been my passion since the day I could walk and talk. I was born in West Covina, California where my godmother gifted me my first dog at 1 years old and I haven’t been without a furry companion since. I moved to Georgia as a child where my passion flourished soon after getting my chihuahua 2007 she was my best friend then I got my mastiff in 2019 and I then entered the animal hospital world. I ran the boarding and grooming kennels at my old hospital as the Head Kennel Technician while I worked my way up to become a Veterinarian Technician. I shortly started running their new doggy daycare and soon after that reading dog behavior became an obsession, I decided to pursue my dreams and train dogs! I enrolled into Animal Behavior College and I started helping out at a dog shelter where I really began to find my passion in the dog world. I began working there and helping these dogs find their furever homes and training them for a better chance of staying in those homes. I graduated Animal Behavior College and found Frog’s to Dog’s where making dreams came true by helping family’s and dogs come together!
My childhood pets gave me a sense of community I wish to share with others. All of my pets have taught me that the key to training is using unique methods and patience. I was born in Boston, Massachusetts and when I turned 10 I moved to Amsterdam, The Netherlands. There I lived and learned the native language, Dutch, and also found my love for dogs. The childhood pets I had taught me so much during my time in Amsterdam. After moving to Atlanta, GA I adopted my German Shepard named Cairo. His training is centered on fun and joy. The greatest tool that I have learned on my journey with dogs is having patience and having fun. I’m looking forward to passing my knowledge onto your furbabies.
My name is Mary and I’ve been training dogs for a little over 8 years now. I love all animals but dogs have a special place in my heart. I have a passion for helping others and helping them learn to communicate better with their dogs. I believe training keeps dogs in homes.