About Annie

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Service Dog Trainer
Founder of Medi-Dogs LLC
CPDT-KA, B.S. Animal Behavior, CGC Evaluator

Annie is dedicated to changing lives through the use of service dog partners. Your goals are her goals.

 

She has an extensive background in dog training and behavior. ​Annie earned a B.S. in Animal Behavior and Psychology, is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA) and is a Canine Good Citizen (CGC) evaluator. Moreover, she completed a 300 hour internship with Dawn Scheu of Willow Service Dogs in gluten & allergen detection and medical alert.

 

Annie supports her service dog teams from start to finish. She knows the ins and outs of handling a service dog in public, at college, on a plane, and even in Disney World! Her experience will help you be prepared and confident every time you step out with your service dog.

Annie with Sassa at Epcot.  Photo description:  A woman crouches next to a golden retriever in front of the Epcot Space Ship Earth Sphere. 

Personal History

Annie found her love of dog training while competing with her Golden Retriever, Teddy, in 4-H. While studying at Carroll University, she worked with a variety of species including, betta fish, dogs and monkeys. During a 2 year internship, she also raised a puppy and trained a service dog. After graduation she ran a day training program at a local humane society.

 

​At home, Annie enjoys the company of her best buddy Roo, a border collie trained in gluten detection. While he isn't a service dog, he offers plenty of love and support from home. They enjoy participating in flyball, agility, parkour and nose-work together.

Annie with Sassa at Epcot.