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.
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!
I am from Virginia and I grew up with a Black Lab Mix named Angel. When my family first got her as a puppy, I was actually quite scared of her. I would run and hide when she was super energetic and running through the house. As I got older I fell more and more in love with Angel and dogs in general because I was learning so much about her. After I graduated high school I decided to move to Atlanta where I got my first job working with dogs as a Dog Handler at a Doggy Daycare. Needless to say, I fell in love with the dogs there. I have always had a passion for teaching, so at this point I thought what better than to combine my love of dogs with my passion for teaching. Every day I would binge trainers on YouTube and learn new techniques that I would go and attempt at work the next day. In my mind I was just practicing on the daycare dogs for fun, but little did I know I was making a world of a difference with the relationship between the dog and their owner. Since, I have had a burning desire to strengthen dog and owner relationships through bridging the communication gap and making sure that all parties are enjoying the journey along the way!
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.
Hello, my name is Cassandra. I was born in New York and raised in South Florida. I decided to move to Georgia after visiting several times and falling in love with the state and the people who live here. I have always had a fondness for animals and have always enjoyed caring for and spending time with them. Since as early as I can remember I’ve had a dog in my life, my family loves them just as much as I do. My dog Jack, a rat terrier poodle mix, was the first I ever called my very own. I adopted Jack from a rescue and ever since then he has been my best friend and companion.
My desire to understand dogs on a deeper level inspired me to pursue education in canines. I received my career diploma in Dog Obedience Trainer/Instructor from Penn foster in 2014. My other passions include Biology, Education and Rescue Work.
My goal as your Dog Obedience Instructor is to help pet owners have the best relationship possible, with their canine companions, because that relationship is one of the most enriching ones we can have. Dogs are a gift , we need to give back as much as they give to us!
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.
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!
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 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.