I first became involved in therapy work with my own dogs in the mid 1990’s. I volunteered over several years, visiting 3 assisted-living facilities. My therapy dogs also visited my classroom and worked with my students when I was a public school teacher. I have since helped many people train their dogs to do therapy work.
I have degrees in psychology, education and have met rigorous requirements for full membership of Animal Assisted Intervention International (AAII) which sets standards for therapy dog training.