Emily is committed to reward-based, fear free training. She's a certified Fear Free Animal Trainer and is a member of Fear Free's Speakers Bureau. She's a member of The Pet Professional Guild, an organization representing pet professionals who are committed to science-based force-free training and pet care. Emily stays up-to-date on the latest scientific research on dog and cat behavior and participates in continuing education as much as possible. She's 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 pet industry. She's 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 pets is also a passion of Emily's, and she's been doing so for over 10 years. Emily was a volunteer in the behavior modification program for shelter dogs at the Humane Society of Boulder Valley from April 2016 until December 2017. She also was a volunteer trainer for Summit Dog Rescue and was a co-instructor for their free dog training classes for their adopters. Emily's graduate internship was with Summit Dog Rescue, which included helping the organization provide more education on dog training, behavior and rescue to the Boulder community and beyond. Currently, Emily does volunteer training and consulting for the rescue Saving Great Animals in Bellevue.
In addition to her passion for pets and their humans, Emily is an avid outdoor enthusiast and hopes to inspire humans to better coexist with wildlife and nature.