Paula began her training journey very early on in life. At the tender age of 15 the German Shepherd Rescue she volunteered for as a teenager guided her in the direction of her mentor Teresa Gray(now 15 years in mentorship), when her adopted GSD Zoey started displaying some concerning behaviors. One year later...Paula was hooked! Zoey went on to become a therapy, obedience and dock diving dog, she passed away in 2008 but her memory will live on in the work that Paula continues today in her love for dogs, training, and ensuring sound companions for her clients. In 2007 Paula completed her internship and obtained her certification as a Behavior Modification Specialist, she specializes in handling clients that have issues with aggression, anxiety and health related behavioral issues. In 2007 she obtained her AKC Canine Good Citizen Evaluator Certification and has been certified to test dogs for CGC, CGCA, CGCU and STAR Puppy for the last 9 years. In 2009 Paula obtained her Evaluator Certification for Therapy Dog's Institute, she is certified to administer therapy certification and also to teach other trainers how to apply methods in order to become certified. Paula is certified thru the International Association of Professional Dog Trainers(2014) and the Association of Professional Dog Trainers(2015). Paula is currently enrolled at Penn Foster studying to be a Veterinary Technician and will continue on to school in Boston MA for a degree in Animal Sciences with a Pre-Veterinary Focus.