CFMG, CCMT, CEMT, CPPS, CPDT-KA
I graduated from the Cincinnati Zoo School Academy in 1994. It is a two year program for high school juniors and seniors to work around the exotic animals at the Cincinnati Zoo. We spent half of our day on the Zoo grounds working with the animals and learning all about them, then we spent the other half of the day in a classroom to learn our regular academics. They focused on natural resources and wildlife management. I recieved my diploma for high school and I also attained a certificate in Animal Conservation and Care. During the two years that I was attending the Cincinnati Zoo School Academy, I also worked with the trainers in the Bird Show, Cat Show and Elephant Show.
I started Angela’s Dog Obedience in 1996. I specialized in Behavior Modification and Basic Obedience. I love helping dogs and their owners to be able to understand each other more and to be able to live together happier. Delhi Pet Centre let me use their facility to offer class sessions. I also, did a wide variety of one on one and in home sessions for those who had more behavior type issues.
I attended Dayton Academy of Dog Grooming school in 2000. The school is a state registered school. I attended over 400 hours. I recieved hands on training and also some lecture and classwork as well. I received my Certificate for Master Pet Grooming.
I opened Angela’s Doggie Day Spa in 2002. I added doggie daycare and boarding to my services with the dog grooming and training. I enjoyed working with the dogs in group settings and being able to study dogs in a pack setting.
I also attended Ohio Academy of Pet Styling, in 2005. I recieved a Certificate in advance grooming, that was geared towards hand scissoring of poodles. It was an 80 hour course of hands on only.
I am also Certified in American Red Cross for Pet CPR and First aid and an instructor.
I attended Brandenburg Massage Therapy School in 2012 to recieve my certification for Canine Massage Therapy and Equine Massage Therapy. The class sizes were 4 students and it was an accelerated class to learn with hands on and book work. We had to pass a test at the end of class which entailed a massage on an animal and also to know the anatomy of both the dog and the horse.
I have attended and I am currently a level 4 Healing Touch for Animals practitioner, working towards my certification. All four classes involves bookwork and also hands on for all 4 levels.
I attended National Cat Groomers Institute of America in January of 2013. I am currently the only Certified Feline Master Groomer located in Cincinnati.
I have been pet sitting since 2001. I closed A Doggie’s Day Spa in December of 2012. I wanted to have a more intimate and closer relationship to the animals that I work with and their owners. I also wanted to work with more than just dogs.
I am actively attending seminars and classes to stay up to date with the changing of pet care. I am also actively associated with and a member of the following organizations:
- Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT)
- National Cat Groomers Institute of America (NCGIA)
- National Dog Groomers Association of America (NDGAA)
- International Association of Animal Massage and Bodyworks (IAAMB)
- Pet Sitters International (PSI)
- National Association of Professional Creative Groomers (NAPCG)