Jenna started training various types of animals in her teens, and what started as a hobby became a profession in her early twenties. At 20 years old, while working toward a BA in psychology at the University of Guelph, Canada, she was introduced to a human-aggressive dog. With what little knowledge she had at that time she re-trained him and, upon learning that no one in that area would work with human aggression, she became a “professional” dog trainer. (Which is to say: she got paid!)
After gaining her BA, Jenna went on to study with other dog trainers and learn what she could. Each of those trainers said they could work with any dog. What she found was that, invariably, a few dogs and owners walked away dissatisfied; no one method worked for everyone. Jenna proceeded to learn as many methods as possible, pairing techniques that were most likely to work with appropriate dogs and owners.
Jenna learned dog training the old fashioned way: research, practice, mentoring, and lots of hands-on experience. She is now based in the bay area and loves what she does, from training puppies to giving aggressive dogs another shot at life.