Trainer Profile
APDT Member Since 2022

RCO Pet Care

Jessica is a positive reinforcement dog trainer certified through the Karen Pryor Academy. It is her goal to teach dogs and their handlers how to work together, modify behavior ethically and deepen the bond between them!
Certifications: KPA-CTP
Designations: KPA-CPT, Professional Dog Trainer
Job Title: Founder and Head Trainer
Training Equipment: Flat or martingale collars, harnesses, leashes, clickers and treats!
Training Philosophy: Positive Reinforcement (Clicker Training)
Locations Served: Middlebury, Naugatuck, Oxford, Prospect, Southbury, Thomaston, Waterbury and Watertown, CT
Languages: English
Jessica graduated with distinction as a Professional Dog Trainer/Certified Training Partner through Karen Pryor Academy (KPA)’s intensive dog trainer professional program. She is also recognized as a Certified Professional Pet Sitter by Pet Sitters International – the world’s largest educational association for professional pet sitters dedicated to educating pet sitters and promoting, supporting and recognizing excellence in pet sitting. She is trained in Pet First Aid and CPR through ProTrainings and is a certified Fear Free Professional. Jessica graduated magna cum laude with her Bachelor’s of Science in Animal Science from the University of Connecticut in 2015. Her animal-centered coursework here included courses in animal behavior, health and disease management, anatomy and physiology, basic through advanced nutrition and feeding, genetics, comparative exercise physiology, endocrinology, reproductive physiology and equine science. Her resume also boasts hands-on work experience managing horse farms, working with animals ranging from prairie dogs and bison to South American Primates at Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo, as well as care, training and management of domestic animals from hamsters to cows. Outside of RCO, Jessica is the dog mom of five (Rocco, Luna, Owl, River and Peanut), enjoys reading, walking and training her own dogs, visiting Disney World and pursuing further educational opportunities.
Services Offered
Behavioral Consultation
Clicker Training
Day Training
In-Home Training
Private Training
Shy and Fearful
Teleconference/Virtual Sessions
Trick Training