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& her dogs

Courtney grew up in Orange County, California until the winter of 2017, where she, her husband, and their three dogs moved to Virginia to be closer to family.


In the summer, Courtney registered her Pit Bull, Athena, for a board-and-train program with a local trainer. Unaware that e-collars were used during the two week program, and having little knowledge of its power and purpose, Courtney saw her one-year-old Pittie change into a reactive, fear-driven canine. After working with Athena to correct these behaviors, it became clear that she unearthed a new passion and talent in the dog world.  


Courtney is CPDT-KA certified. She is also a Dog Bite Safety Educator for Doggone Safe and member of the Pet Professional Guild.

The Dogs

Java is her 12 year old Miniature Dachshund.

Athena is her 5 year old Pit Bull, rescued from backyard breeding, and the inspiration behind all of this.


RIP Pongo

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