Dog trainer Jessica Ring strives to provide the most effective, efficient, humane and up-to-date solutions for her clients’ dog training needs. Jessica studied under world-renowned trainer, author and behavior consultant Pat Miller at Peaceable Paws Academy. As a result, she earned her Pat Miller Trainer Certification (PMCT). She also instructed dog training classes at Unleashed Joy. She continues to hone her skills and expand her knowledge through Jean Donaldson’s Academy for Dog Trainers. This rigorous program is known as the Harvard of dog training. Because she is devoted to continuing education and professional development, she regularly attends workshops and seminars. Furthermore, Jessica has 15 years of teaching experience as a graphic design professor at the university level.
- Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT)
- Pet Professional Guild (PPG)
- Mid-Atlantic Association of Professional Positive Pet Trainers (MAAPPPT)
- Pet First Aid and CPR certified by PetTech
In a word, dogs! Jessica has always loved dogs and working with dogs. She trained her family’s Bearded Collie and Terrior mix. As a matter of fact, dog training and grooming were some of her favorite 4-H projects. In addition to all of her wonderful client dogs (and their humans), she is continually inspired by her senior Lab mix Griffin and her two lovable but shy mutts, Pippi and Gus (a tripaw). Consequently, she is particularly interested in senior dogs, dogs with mobility issues or in recovery from surgery, fearful dogs and multiple-dog households.