My interest in dog training sparked in 2014 when I got my own dog, Gemma. This was something I wanted to pursue after years of growing up with an untrained family dog who we had adopted. I realized the importance of having a well-trained dog that listens on command and so I made it a goal to seek out the best training and not repeat past mistakes with Gemma.
After thorough research, I found Eric at Beyond the Leash and I haven't looked back since. We have been training with Eric on and off for the past seven years. Not only has Gemma benefited, but I have too. Through watching and learning from Eric, and seeing Gemma reach the status of advanced, I fell in love and developed a real passion for dog training.
During my recent return to BTL in 2020, I thought to myself maybe I could turn this passion into a career! With this apprenticeship, I am excited to gain the necessary knowledge and skills to pass on to other dog owners, so they too can feel the pride and joy that I have with Gemma, who is still a real “gem”..for the most part.