Rebecca has been working with dogs for as long as she can remember, first apprenticing with a trainer at age eleven. She grew up in Mexico City in a house full of animals- and was fascinated by their interactions. Her childhood dream was to be able to speak to animals, and after years of researching and observing animal behavior, she has come pretty close. Rebecca loves to see the spark that happens when true communication between dog and person takes place- and is dedicated to helping facilitate that connection.
Rebecca has worked with and been inspired by countless dogs of all ages, breeds, and walks of life. She enjoys helping families adjust to their new dogs by teaching basic obedience, manners, impulse control, and solving common household problems. She is also experienced in behavior modification techniques used to reduce anxiety, and manage fear and reactivity. Additionally, Rebecca is an accomplished service dog trainer, specializing in teaching handlers how to train their dog to assist them with depression, anxiety, and PTSD.
Rebecca is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA) and is a certified training partner from Karen Pryor Academy of Animal Behavior (KPA-CTP) and is an AKC Canine Good Citizen evaluator. Rebecca holds an Animal and Human Health certification in the human/animal bond from the University of Denver’s department of social work.
A Philadelphia native and dog-kisser since she was in diapers, Audrey’s drive to understand all things dog launched a lifelong fascination with behavior. She got her start training at the PSPCA in 2007 where she interned and assisted with training classes under two different training directors, gaining the experience needed to be a lead trainer from 2011 thru 2018. Audrey has continued to provide education, develop curriculums and consult with local training companies and started her own training company, Adventure Pack. Audrey has a deep love of teaching and is well known for her expertise leading group classes, private lessons, and designing programming. Audrey feels strongly about helping dogs when they need it most and has developed many training protocols for behaviors including reactivity, aggression and separation anxiety.
Audrey is an honors graduate of Animal Behavior College’s Dog training program (ABCDT), and earned her CPDT-KA from the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers in 2015. She credits the majority of her education to the thousands of dogs she has worked with over the years. She has worked with a wide variety of rescued and purebred dogs of all breeds, sizes, and temperaments. Her training goals are to bring joy to her clients’ training, build confidence, and strengthen the dog-human bond. Whether it is in the heart of the city, or romping through the Wissahickon, Audrey is passionate about giving her clients the tools they need to keep their dogs happily at their sides.
Jessie began her professional dog career in 2013 when she started work as an off-leash pack dog walker in California. She could be seen all over the city managing groups of 6-8 dogs at a time, enjoying the beaches, woods, sand dunes, and hills of San Francisco. Jessie quickly realized that the more she knew about dog training, the happier and safer her dog clients would be. Here she honed her recall, playgroup management, and car acclimation skills. Jessie fell into the wealth of knowledge of the dog-training world, immersing herself in as many books and training techniques as possible, focusing on a science-based, and humane approach.
Hailing originally from Indianapolis, IN Jessie now makes her home in Philadelphia, PA where she is the owner of Tails in the Wind, a thriving dog walking and training company. Jessie is a graduate of Dogbiz’s Dog Walking Academy. In 2019 she earned her CPDT-KA from the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers and is also certified in animal first aid and CPR.
Jessie’s innate understanding of dogs helps her specialize in behavior extremes! She likes to help a shy dog feel more confident and reign in those larger than life dogs. She is an expert in balancing your dog’s behavior while staying true to their personality. Jessie continues to use her passion for learning and problem solving skills to help as many dogs and people as she can.