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.
Hello my friends! I’m Gina. I have dedicated my career and education to animal behavior and welfare. I have been working with marine animals for over 20 years while specializing in husbandry behaviors through positive reinforcement methods and relationship centered training. As a therapy dog trainer and handler, I conducted my dissertation on the motivators that influence canine handlers to volunteer in animal assisted activities. I am interested in using my experiences to teach the importance of investing time and energy into training dogs a solid repertoire of wellness behaviors for vet visits in a positive and safe manner. Most importantly, I am also very excited to educate you on a variety of ways to enhance your dog’s life every day with enrichment options.
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. I foster rescues, pet sit and am also a professional groomer. In my career I have trained a variety of birds, both birds of prey as well as pets, pigs, porcupines, rats and even a Tamandua. I believe in using gentle, positive methods that strengthen the bond between pets and parents. That way, both the pups and parents are more engaged and have a higher likelihood of success.
I am a graduate of Animal Behavior College and a forever animal lover. My goal as a trainer has always been to help build a strong bond between pets and their parents. I believe in using positive reinforcement when training so that your dog is able to learn and grow in a safe environment with you as their trusted leader. With these skills, both you and your dog will learn to understand and communicate with one another, but also bring out the best in each other. Our dogs aren’t just pets, they’re family and deserve to be treated as such and I promise to do just that.
For me, loving animals began as a toddler making sure all bugs I found were safe and secure or otherwise given a proper burial. When I was a bit older, my father and I nursed a baby starling back to health, saved a turtle from the perils of the road, and adopted Billy, a “circus” dog. My love for the exotic started when my mother brought home a pet tarantula and as an adult I raised an orphaned baby squirrel so that she became strong and confident. I have passionately loved and cared for all my pets as well as my Frog To Dog pals.
Hi, I’m Kyle. I was born and raised in Georgia. Animals of all sorts have always been a part of my family. I have a love of the outdoors and everything dealing with wild and domesticated animals. I have had some emergency medical training for dogs, which I obtained by working in the no-kill animal shelter side of the dog business, along with a great deal of behavioral training with some of the more stubborn and strong willed type of dogs that these shelters see. I spent three years in the animal rescue industry before getting my start at Frogs to Dogs in 2014. Ever since then helping with your dogs obedience and other training has been my personal goal. I’d love to meet your fur babies sometime!
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.
I have had dogs my entire life and was known as the neighborhood walker as a child. An incredibly active kid, my mom jokes I’d only sit still if I was petting an animal. After working in hospitality I knew I needed animals to be fulfilled. I went into pet care looking for a way to help people and pets. Petsitting and dog walking in the Atlanta area for over five years I found both my dogs living on the street. Bug was in really rough shape and needed a lot of training. This little pibble inspired me to take my love of animals to the next level and in March of 2017 I passed my CPDT-KA dog training certification test after 300 hours of experience. My passion is rescue and rehabilitation, keeping dogs in their homes and out of shelters. I do this by keeping them well exercised through pet sitting and walking and focusing on positive training.
Friends have told me that I am an animal whisperer. While I would not go that far, I find that I do have the ability to understand their language and to speak to them. I have always had a love for all animals, great and small, and can’t remember a time when they were not a part of my life. After I rescued my dog Cody in 2014, I knew that I wanted to create the opportunity to work with animals. I am now a professional pet sitter, and I am a graduate of Animal Behavior College. I became a dog trainer because I wanted to help people understand how to communicate with animals. I believe in using positive training methods to build a partnership between people and their pets, and to create a safe, enjoyable learning experience for the dogs and their people. My goal is to help pet parents to build a loving bond of trust with their pets and help them learn to be “good dogs”.
From a tender age I have always had a deep love and empathy for dogs and animals in general. After school my parents would usually find me in the back yard playing with the dogs for hours on end.
My formal background in dog training started in 2009. I joined the South African National Defence force. Being in the military I earned my certificate in:
- Basic obedience.
- Obstacle course.
- Attack training.
- Patrol training.
- Dog first aid.
Years later I still receive a great sense of fulfillment and purpose when working with dogs. I thoroughly enjoy using specific methods of training and seeing dogs progress and achieve great things working alongside mankind, enhancing the bond by bringing a sense of clarity and understanding for both man and dog.
Covid Achievement Unlocked: Dog Trainer.
Before the Pandemic? You’d see Ash’s work on most stages in Atlanta, as Actor, Choreographer, or Intimacy Director. They’ve taught theatre, dance, circus arts, to kids of all Ages from 2 to 98 years.
But what to do with a deadly disease, preexisting health conditions, and bills??
Communicating and teaching has always been a passion, why not cross the species gap!
Working towards their Certification Ash is bringing their life knowledge and marrying it to the various trainers’ methods at F2D—how wonderful that no trainer works the same. How wonderful that it’s all positive based (something important for training humans as well). How wonderful to have new games to play, and new adventures to traverse.
Ready. Set. Play.
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.
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.