Hello, my name is Valerie George, trainer and coach for dogs and their people. I offer training, dog walking and pet sitting within the Lincoln, Rocklin, Roseville CA area.
Dogs have always been a focal point my entire life. No matter where I am, if dogs are with me, I am in my happy place. They provide so much comfort and joy and are always faithful and true friends. It is rare to find a photo of me without a dog in it.
Early on, prior to receiving any formal education on dog training, I raised and trained my dogs using intuition and common sense. It made perfect sense to me that the foundation of any effective training is based on the relationship between dog and person. Now, after pursuing an education in the science of dog training, I am even a stronger proponent of this truth. With a background in massage therapy, wellness consulting, counseling and life coaching; I bring a holistic approach to the dog training world.
It is an honor and a privilege to be a graduate of Michael Ellis School for Dog Trainers and Dr. Ian Dunbar’s SIRIUS Academy and Science Based Dog Training. In addition, I am especially thrilled to be a Certified Trick Dog Instructor through Kyra Sundance’s Do More with Your Dog program. I am also a member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers.
My experience in dog sports began in 2006, when we took our then 5 month old Maxx to a Splash Dog event and from that day on I was hooked. Maxx is a champion dock- diver and has competed in Splash Dog events for many years. Both Maxx and Lucy competed in Rally Obedience. Maxx is on the path to earning multiple titles. Maggie earned her Novice Trick Dog Title. Maxx, Lucy and Maggie have all earned AKC Canine Good Citizen Titles. Maxx, Maggie and I are continuing our journey in training for tricks, agility and obedience. It brings me great joy to see them so happy.