Emily, owner of Heal to Howl, is a certified professional dog trainer. She graduated in May 2018 with a Master of Science degree in Anthrozoology at Canisius College. Emily has spent the last few years learning about the relationships between humans and nonhuman animals, with a focus on human-dog relationships. She applies this research to working with clients and is passionate about helping people become well-educated guardians who share deep bonds with their dogs. Emily is committed to reward-based, humane training and is a member of The Pet Professional Guild as a dog training professional. She also completed the Fear-Free Animal Trainer Certification course and is a member of Fear Free's Speaker's Bureau. Emily stays up-to-date on the latest scientific research on dog behavior and training and participates in continuing education as much as possible. She is currently enrolled in The Academy for Dog Trainers, which is described as "one of the most rigorous, advanced programs in dog behavior and training in the world." Emily brings to Heal to Howl experience from many aspects of the companion animal industry. She has worked in veterinary hospitals, shelters, a grooming salon and a boarding/daycare facility. Emily also worked for Rocky Mountain School of Animal Acupressure and Massage teaching their canine-focused webinars. Volunteering her time to help rescue and shelter dogs is also a passion of Emily's. was a volunteer in the behavior modification program for shelter dogs at the Humane Society of Boulder Valley from April 2016 until December 2017, and she was a volunteer trainer for Summit Dog Rescue, co-teaching some of their free dog training classes for their adopters. Emily's graduate internship was with SDR and included helping the organization provide more education on dog training, behavior and rescue to the Boulder community and beyond. Currently, Emily is a volunteer trainer for the rescue Saving Great Animals in Bellevue.