Our Founders

Our team is dedicated to the well being of our clients through the use of canine assisted therapy.


It all started with one dog who left a legacy so big. he continues to inspire our work!

Bosco

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I’m grateful for 12 frustratingly beautiful years with Bosco. He’s the sort or dog that makes or breaks you as a trainer. Maybe even as a human. He’s built me, my career...who I am. He’s that One Dog. The heart dog. While many more will come and go, there will never, ever be another Bosco. I’m grateful for the lessons he’s taught me and all the things a million books, research or seminars never could. I’m grateful for the experience of a difficult dog, made into a great dog. The kind that creates this kind of recognition - of the immensity of what you’re about to lose. Knowing, without a single doubt, that you’ve spent a great amount of time with the thing legends are made of. A legacy...he’s left a huge one.

Bosco has given me the opportunity to not only become an exceptional dog trainer, he’s also helped me meet some pretty incredible people. Though many have come and gone over the years, I’ve a deep gratitude for all of them. They’ve all played a pivotal role in the person I am today and who I will continue to strive to become. As challenging as young Bosco’s behaviors were, many people stepped up to help in countless ways. The people who allowed me to introduce him to their dogs, slowly. Those who watched him when a conventional kennel couldn’t. And the ones who shared their homes and lives with us. Never wavering in their belief that we would make something great of ourselves. And boy did we.

I’m grateful that through Bosco, I learned how to become flexible. To train with an open mind and an open heart. To train the dog in front of me. To never think for even a moment that you know how the training session is going to go! To keep horses in line, and let cats get away with playing with your tail. To be firm, but fair. To be tough, yet kind. And to never let ANYONE push you around. To stand your ground, always remaining beyond loyal to your tribe. Allowing others into your circle, even when it’s hard. Pushing through the stuff that made you so...rigid, and being willing to learn a new way. Never giving up. And loving your besties-fiercely.

Thank you Boss Dog-for the moments that became days, the days that became years, the years that became a lifetime. And a lifetime that is full of my most precious memories. Thank you for being That One Dog. The One that made me.

 I’ll learn new things in your absence, like how to adjust to life without you. Because all the things you have taught me, have prepared me for the rest of my life. You’ve set me up, given me the skills, the tools, the knowledge...to keep calm, and train on. 

Kari

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I have been professionally training dogs for 12 years now but have had a life long passion form them. My first word was "puppy" and the dedication to canines only grew from there. I have long known and personally understood the therapeutic benefits of animals. I have taken much time in my life to bond with not only dogs, but also my horses. I knew at a very young age that my life would quite literally go to the dogs. I've always considered myself very lucky to know my path in life, without doubts or regrets. Though I started my career as a dog trainer and boarding facility, I have experience with: pet first aid, canine nutrition, scent detection, personal protection, tracking, canine behaviors, gun (hunting) dog and service dogs. The last one there is something very important to my career, but also to my life. In 2006 I was diagnosed with chronic anxiety. For 10 years I sought a resolution to my struggle with anxiety. In 2015 I got one. I was prescribed a service dog by my family doctor and from there my life changed drastically. It took 3 dogs and 3 years, but in June 2018, I successfully passed the owner trained pubic access test with my now service dog, Vandal.

I've long been an advocate for therapy through animals. I have volunteered in the past with both my Labrador retrievers for therapy dog events. I have personally benefited as well as witnessed the power of animals in therapeutic settings. I am so excited to share this dream with all of you and invite you along on our journey in advancing mental health options for both group and individual therapy through animals.