Rebecca's lifelong affinity for animals began during her early years, surrounded by a diverse array of pets encompassing dogs, cats, chickens, guinea pigs, rats, and reptiles. Equipped with a degree in Biology from the University of California - Santa Cruz, she embarked on her professional journey in animal training and behavior through years spent with seals, sea lions, and sea otters, Rebecca's fervor for enhancing the lives of animals in human care was firmly established.
Rebecca then extended her expertise to the realm of primates, employing reinforcement-based, force free methodologies to teach intricate skills and husbandry behaviors. Her current journey in dog training was catalyzed by becoming a devoted dog parent to both an adult rescue dog, Duke, and puppy, Splash, in 2010. The experience fueled her resolve to channel her professional endeavors into fostering greater understanding and cooperation between people and their canine companions.
Rebecca is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA), graduate of Trish King's Canine Behavior Academy, & AKC CGC & Trick Evaluator. Her dedication to ongoing education finds her regularly participating in workshops, seminars, and conferences.
Her husband, 2.5-year-old son, and 5-month-old daughter join her alongside four cherished dogs: Duke, Splash, Wren, and Valiant.
Rebecca competes in agility, obedience, rally, nosework/scentwork, dock diving, & lure coursing.
2022 IFCS World Agility Championships Team USA Member
2022 USDAA Cynosport World Games Steeplechase Finalist
2020 World Agility Open (WAO) Team USA Alternate
2020 World Agility Open (WAO) Wildcard Team member
USDAA Cynosport World Games Steeplechase Semi-Finalist (2018 & 2022)
AKC Rally Excellent title
NACSW Nosework 3 Elite title
NADD Dock Senior title
CGC & Trick Dog Performer title
USDAA National Performance Grand Prix Semi-Finalist (2014, 2015, 2016, 2018)
USDAA National Performance Speed Jumping Semi-Finalist (2014, 2015, 2016, 2018)
AKC National Agility Championship 26th place - top 25% (2018)