About Janet

BA Psychology; Karen Pryor Academy – Certified Trainer Professional

Fully Insured Dog Trainer

Providing Safe, Convenient Positive –  Reinforcement Training for You & Your Bestie

Born out of seeing a need for people’s needs to be met, as well as the dog’s, Janet knew that there had to be a way to combine her love of working with people with her love of dogs. She has spent her entire adult life working with people of all ages and abilities achieve goals through education and laughter.

Janet received her BA in Psychology from Lyndon State College in Lyndonville, VT, a masters certification in Mediation from Woodbury College in Montpelier, VT, a masters certification in Non-Profit Management from Marlboro College in Marlboro, VT, and a Certified Trainer Professional Dog Trainer certification from Karen Pryor Academy in Franklin, MA.. Janet is an active volunteer for the Alliance of Therapy Dogs and is the human half of a therapy dog/handler team along with her very adorable standard poodle Frankie. Together they are the lead therapy dog team at Cheshire Medical Center in Keene, NH.

Janet has a long history of teaching and working iwth people with a variety of special needs and considerations. She has taught music and psychology at Mount Snow Academy in Dover, VT since 1999. Janet was also the Executive Director of the Brattleboro Pastoral Counseling Center for 17 years. In addition, Janet is also a musician and an artist.

 

 Frankie is an adorable standard poodle girl who is the better half of an Alliance of Therapy Dogs therapy dog/handler team. Besides being a certified therapy dog she has earned her American Kennel Club (AKC) Canine Good Citizen title and her AKC Therapy Dog Excellent title. The AKC – Therapy Dog Excellent title is for her having completed more than 200 hours of volunteer work.

She works tirelessly to encourage smiles one paw at a time. When she is not working at area hospitals she enjoys chasing after balls, hiking in the woods, and hanging with her friends. Frankie often accompanies Janet on her speaking engagements.

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