My name is Kenny but everyone calls me “KJ”. I’m from Pittsburgh PA. I first got involved in the dog world at an early age of 12 years old (over 15+ years to date) when i started in AKC conformation shows. I started as a Jr Handler mainly showing my friend’s German Shepherd dog. Then shortly after I got my first dog which was a lab/shepherd mix and with him, I then learned and competed in AKC rally & obedience winning many trials. At the age of 16, I was not only one of the first handlers to qualify for the Jr national with a mix breed but one of the first African Americans to do it at that age of 16 years old. In between all this, I started to learn about the dog sport of Schutzhund (protection dog). Which is a 3 phase dog sport that deals with tracking, advanced off-leash obedience, and protection/ bite work. Mixing with this type of training I learned about police training, SAR ( search and rescue), and detection training. I also spent multiple years training and working at a Doberman kennel and later on had my own training and working german shepherd kennel. I even had some of the dogs compete in the ring at different dog sports venues. I have been to over 20+ dog training seminars with some of the best in the world just to name a few names: Wallace Payne, Denise Fenzie, Greg doud, Mario Verslype and many more trainers national and international.
I would say I specialize with Puppies, working/ high drive dogs, advanced obedience, clicker, and balance training or anything else people request I would be happy to explore.
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!
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.
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”.
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.