Trainer Profile
APDT Member Since 2019

Furry Tail Dog Training

Furry Tail Dog Training is a basic obedience dog training program utilizing positive reinforcement techniques. This type of training creates a dog whose primary motivation is based on earning rewards, as opposed to avoiding a punishment. The goal is to teach you to look at your dog as an individual, and use whatever your dog likes, to reward him whenever he does a desired behavior. This is a fun way motivate both you and your dog without causing any unnecessary stress or frustration.
Certifications: ABCDT, BA
Designations: ABCDT
Job Title: Owner/Trainer
Training Philosophy: Positive Reinforcement
Locations Served: Inland Empire
Hello, my name is Holly. I started to work professionally with animals when I was 17 years old. I have extensive experience with both domestic and exotic animals. I grew up in the Los Angeles area working in pet care at a local pet store, volunteering as a Husbandry Assistant at the Long Beach Aquarium of the Pacific, as well as a Keeper volunteer at the LA Zoo. I moved to San Diego to attend San Diego State University, where I earned my Bachelor's Degree in Psychology with an emphasis on behavior. During that period, I spent some time working in different kennel environments such as grooming, daycare, and of course, general care for cats and dogs. I spent one summer as a camp intern at the Birch Aquarium educating kids about our oceans and animals. I also volunteered at The San Diego Humane Society, working in Pet Therapy. I have had the honor of working in the Animal Care Department at Seaworld San Diego. It was at Seaworld that I met my husband Mark. We got married in 2011 and moved to Wildomar in 2013. Shortly after we moved, I attained my Dog Training Certification from Animal Behavior College in 2013. I completed my externship at Animal Friends of the Valley, training dogs to help them become more adoptable. In addition to my ABC Certification, I have built on my education by completing additional courses such as ABC's Pet Sitting and Dog Walking, Feline Management and Training, and The Art of Selling and Teaching Private Lessons. I am Pet First Aid and CPR Certified through the American Red Cross and a professional member of The Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT). I have a 6 year old Golden Retriever named Mia and a 5 year old cat name Lilo who both like to challenge and keep me on my toes. Currently, I am a foster mom for Southern California Golden Retriever Rescue and volunteer at Animal Friends of the Valley. I have a life long passion and commitment for animal behavior and love to learn everything I can from them. I am excited to help you build and strengthen your relationship with your best friend.
Services Offered
Group Training
Private Lessons