Emily, owner of Heal to Howl, is a certified professional dog trainer. She 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/dog daycare facility. Emily also worked for Rocky Mountain School of Animal Acupressure and Massage teaching their canine-focused webinars. Emily also volunteered with 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. She currently is interning for SDR with the goal of helping the organization provide more education on dog training, behavior and rescue to the Boulder community and beyond. Emily will be graduating in May 2018 with a Master of Science degree in Anthrozoology at Canisius College. She has spent the last few years learning about the relationships between humans and nonhuman animals, with a focus on human-dog relationships. Emily 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 took the Fear-Free Animal Trainer Certification course and is a Fear Free Certified Professional. Emily stays up-to-date on the latest scientific research on dog behavior and training and participates in continuing education as much as possible.