Cathy has been training dogs for many years, most recently training service dogs for Freedom Service Dogs of America for almost 6 years. She has trained dogs of different breeds and temperaments for individuals with disabilities including mobility issues, children with autism and PTSD for veterans and civilians.
Cathy and Sarah created a program at Freedom Service Dogs of America through a grant from the State of Colorado to work with veterans helping them train the dog they received. This program was a 3 month twice a week commitment involving the client learning how to use their dog as they trained the dog to help them continue on their path in life.
She is devoted to making training fun using the clicker method and positive reinforcement with treats. Having graduated over 40 service and therapy dogs, she has acquired many skills dealing with dogs and clients and enjoys sharing her talents.