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 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. To further her education and experience in dog behavior and training, Emily shadowed and assisted several trainers in Colorado in addition to volunteering with the behavior modification program for shelter dogs at the Humane Society of Boulder Valley from April 2016 until December 2017. Emily was also a volunteer trainer for Summit Dog Rescue and co-taught 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 is committed to reward-based, force-free 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.