Hello! My name is Anna. I have had a great love for dogs since I was a toddler and our household chocolate lab helped me take my first steps! Throughout my life, I have been an advocate for animal welfare, and have spent much time volunteering with animal shelters, holding fundraisers, and spreading awareness and education on the subject. My first major step into dog training was while I was studying at Lawrence University for a degree in Biology and Russian, and I decided to work with Custom Canines Service Dog Academy to board and train a future service dog. Willard, an adorable golden retriever puppy, worked extremely hard as he trained intensively every day – which included going to classes and the cafeteria with me! This challenging yet rewarding experience taught me a lot about how dogs think and learn, the power of positive reinforcement, and above all, patience and perseverance. I am thrilled to share what I’ve learned as I work with new clients at Ruffin’ It Resort!