2007-2008 Volunteer with Big Cat Adventures. Worked with tigers, mountain lions, snakes, parrots, leopards, and more.  Bathed, cleaned, and fed the animals. All were rescues from people owning them and other situations alike.

2009-2012 Dog Handler at local doggie daycare.

2010 Dog Handler at doggie daycare in Oshkosh.

2012-2013 Volunteer at Elmbrook Humane Society. Being able to get the dogs out to fun in the grass was something I loved being able to do! I learned a lot from shelter dogs and continue to do so at TDS.

2016 Volunteer Education Committee Member for the Pet Professional Guild

2017-Current President and Founder of Wood Violet Animal Rescue


September 2013 Graduated from Animal Behavior College

April 2014 Certified in Pet CPR and First Aid by the Wisconsin Humane Society

May 2014 Above & Beyond Glucosamine Presented by Herbsmith

July 2015 A PPG Case Study The Most Challenging Behavior Cases Presented by Diane Garrod Click Here for Certificate

                  Loose Leash Walking presented by Daniela Cardillo Click Here for Certificate

                  Canine Emotional Detox Presented by Diane Garrod Click Here for Certificate

                  Social Learning in Dogs Presented by Jan Casey Click Here for Certificate

                  Inclusion of Family Dogs for Success by Jennifer Shryock Click Here for Certificate

                  The Pitfalls of Negative Reinforcement by Jean Donaldson

August 2015 Learn How To Work With Deaf and/or Visually Impaired Dogs Presented by Morag Heirs, PhD Click Here for Certificate

           Learn How To Effectively Manage Groups of Dogs in an Off Leash Environment Presented by Kathy Sdao Click Here for Certificate

September 2015  Dr. Ian Dunbars 1-Day seminar Unleashed! Click Here for Certificate

                     What's Your Dog Telling You? Understanding Dog Body Language Presented by Lisa Waggoner Click Here for Certificate

February 2016 "Get a Cue" Creating stimulus control with discrimination Presented by Yvette Van Veen Click Here for Certificate

May 2016 Virtual Pet Care Summit - 26 webinars across two days with the leading experts in dog care.

June 2016 Learn How to Reduce Stress in Dogs During Grooming Presented by Michelle Martiya Click Here for Certificate

October 2016 Fear-Free Certified Professional Click Here for Certificate

May 2017 Michael Shikashio & Trish McMillan Aggression Handling Seminar

August 12 & 13 2017 Ken Ramirez Advance Dog Training Topics 

January 2018 Started Canine Behavior Diploma Program at DogNostics Career College

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P: 262-246-0332

E: Hello@DogSanctuaryWi.com

N63 W22603 State Hwy 74 | Sussex, WI | 53089

Located on the east end of Main Street near Quad Graphics, and across from Subway.

Call/Text: 262.246.0332

Email: hello@dogsanctuarywi.com

Fax: 262.246.0333

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N63 W22603

State Hwy 74

Sussex, WI



Monday - Friday

6:30am - 6:00pm


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