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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 and a mentor for CATCH Canine Trainers Academy. She loves working with all dogs, but is particularly passionate about working with growing families & establishing safe relationships between pups and babies.

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.

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