My name is Diane Desrosiers and, as you are aware, I am a certified dog trainer. I earned my certification through the Animal Behavior College which is a private vocational school approved under California Education Code Sections 94915 and Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations. For the last 2 years I have been a mentor trainer for new students of A.B.C. in this area.
I exclusively use positive training techniques in my classes, and teach my clients to do the same. During our training classes I show my clients how to correct behavioral issues they may be experiencing with their respective dogs. If one thing doesn't work we try a different technique. I have done both group, and in home training for my customers.
I am a member of the Precious Animal Welfare Society of Michigan, as well as, being the dog co-coordinator for the organization. As a member of P.A.W.S. of Michigan, I have done several programs for students by teaching them how to be safe around dogs, and how to be responsible dog owners.
In addition, I am also a member of Wyandotte Pound Pals and a volunteer at the Wyandotte Animal Control. I am affiliated with the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT), through which I purchase insurance, and the International Pet Dog Trainers Association (IPDTA).
Hello, my name is Amanda Preiss; I am a certified dog trainer. Growing up I have always wanted to work with animals, especially dogs. It became a calling to me when I started going to shelters walking the dogs and spending time with them. I always hoped that I gave them a second chance on believing there are wonderful families out there than the ones who dumped them off. So I want it to be my job to rehabilitate their feelings and to earn a good home.
I have also earned my certification through the Animal Behavior College. I met Diane through my course during the Externship where after I graduated she took me in as a partner in her business. I have learned most of my training and skills from her and to teach positive training techniques in class as well as to help resolve behavioral issues.
I believe there is no such thing as bad dogs; they just never had the chance to learn good behaviors. I volunteer at the Wyandotte animal shelter where I meet various different types of dogs with all different attitudes. Whether they are owner give ups or strays I work with them all the same and help them succeed into getting a new home.