Professional Dog Training, Consulting and Off Leash Pack Walking 

Brick Approved K9 Performance

802.734.7273  [email protected]

About Brick Approved K9 Performance

Our Story

I finished my certification from CATCH Canine Trainers Academy in 2016.  They are from a purely positive school of training which gave me a huge base to begin my business.  Through the last several years of working in rescue and learning through continuing education, I have chosen to move into a balanced form of training.  I am alumni through Tony Ancheta and The Koehler Method of Dog Training.  I received my certificate of completion in Tyler Muto's Advanced E Collar Training course and have also completed continuing education seminars with Jay Jack, Next Level Dogs; Play as the way and Heather Beck, K9 lifeline 3D course; Dealing with Difficult Dogs. 


I have found that some dogs need a bigger tool box to be successful after starting a new life in a new home.  Each dog I work with is completely different.  I will customize my training programs to fit the individual needs of each dog and their owners. I always begin with positive based training and shift to what training methods work best for the dog as we progress through training.


I have a passion for dogs and animals in need. I also love to help people fulfill their biggest goals in mind. In Massage therapy, that meant living a pain free life. In Real Estate, that meant buying a home. In the pet trade, this means having an obedient dog that listens. It means having a dog with really great recall. It means being able to leave your dog at home alone for more than five minutes so you can have a life of your own, it means having that amazing connection with your dog that everyone deserves.


My mission is to help keep dogs out of the shelter and in their homes. I train rescue dogs so they become more adoptable. I also help those dogs and their forever humans to form that bond that is necessary when they finally go home after adoption day. I also help train those crazy cute puppies to grow up into fantastic, balanced dogs.


The quality of your training is most important to me.  If I feel our situation is beyond my scope of practice, I will refer you out to someone who is more refined in that form of corrective training.

An Idea is Born

I am a Licensed* and Nationally Certified Massage Therapist and hold my license under the Florida Medical Board.  I’ve owned and operated my Injury Rehabilitation and Craniosacral Therapy practice for 20 years.  I am also a REALTOR*.  I was taught by the absolute best of the best in the industry and am very proud to say that I am a RE/MAX Agent. 


By no choice of mine, this career chose ME.  Most of my experience with dogs has been from working closely with rescue dogs at All Breed Rescue as well as working with my dog Brick.


Brick was one of All Breed’s transport dogs. I am proud to say, through extensive training, we are now a certified therapy dog team through Therapy Dogs of Vermont.  


Brick is the one who changed my life and the sole reason why Brick Approved K9 Performance was born!  


*both licenses are on inactive and referral status