Jeremy, the owner of the Complete Canine, has proven techniques, backed by decades of experience, to maximize the dog/human partnership. Using positive reinforcement techniques, Jeremy helps with socialization issues, maximizing the bond between humans and canines, and championing as you walk together through training.
Jeremy graduated with a degree in Marketing from Indiana Univerity. He has spent the last 10 years as a professional dog trainer with vast experience at the corporate level. He started young, observing dog training during childhood.
Kari has been training dogs for over 40 years. Her experience includes basic obedience, tricks, therapy dog, and service dogs, with a speciality in service dog training for Parkinson’s Disease.
Kari was a zoo keeper for over 35 years and obtained a degree in Exotic Animal Training and Management. She is an expert in training cats and helps solve pesky problems that others just don’t understand. She is thorough anticipating needs.
With a BA in Elementary Education from the University of Arizona, Jen has an interest in learning process techniques and the use of positive reinforcement--which translates to dog training. After completing her certificate as a Professional Dog Trainer through a program in the Animal Behavior College, Jen wanted to put her education into practice by gaining hands-on experience. She began volunteering with Jeremy in 2015 which transformed her own pup, aptly named Trouble, while also gaining a wealth of knowledge and experience in guiding others. Jen’s goal is to help you communicate with your canine companion, both effectively and affectionately. Through verbal and non-verbal cues, Jen helps owners and their furry friends build firm foundations for long, fulfilling relationships between family members.
Tania has a Master’s degree in Animal Sciences and is an AKC approved CGC evaluator, Tania enjoys teaching and administering AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy, CGC, Community Canine and Trick Dog programs. For Tania, training your dog is about more then getting them to do what you want; she believes that challenging dogs and their owners through activities like rally and agility builds stronger connections between people and their pets. The result of passion and fun.
Jenny has two rescue dogs, Ned and Tiger Lilly that went through training courses with Jeremy. She loved what she was learning and she found herself training friends’ dogs! That is what started her journey to become a dog trainer. She apprenticed under Jeremy for a year and read many books! She completed the Sirius Dog Trainer Academy by Dr. Ian Dunbar, and is a member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers.
Patti has always been enamored by dog since she recieving her first dog at the age of 5. Patti has been a part of the Pet Partners Animal-Assisted Activities (AAA) Team, Pet Therapy, since 2004. When she is not out hiking the trails they can be seen visiting in a local hospital or at the library, reading with children. Her goal is to help client’s and their dog to develop a trusting relationship, and to help you discover many fun activities you can do with your dog.
Toni started training her first German Shepard with her father when she was just 5 years old. After many years inside the classroom, retirement gave Toni the opportunity to learn how to train dogs professionally with Jeremy. She believes that the human/animal bond is priceless and best supported by meeting both owner and pet where they are and guiding with kindness, patience, and consistency. Toni shares her home with 4 dogs and 2 cats, 5 of whom were rescued. For the last 7 years, she and her Pet Partners therapy dog, Cosmo, have volunteered regularly around town. Working alongside rescues changed her life and has enhanced her training skills tremendously. Seeing her own animals blossom into the confident, kind-hearted furry friends motivates Toni every day to help other animals feel safe and happy.
For more than eight years, Amanda has been training animals. Between work as a veterinary technician, time at The Complete Canine, and her own animals, she decided to train with Jeremy at PetSmart to become a Canine Good Citizen® Evaluator. Amanda is a mother to 4 dogs, 6 cats, 1 bird, and a horse, and she is currently socializing one of her felines to become a therapy cat once he’s old enough.
A lifelong animal lover, with a particular affinity for dogs and horses, Rachel got her first job working with dogs at just 11 years old, when she became the dog walker of her San Francisco neighborhood, soon amassing a full client list. By 14, she was volunteering as a dog trainer and adoption counselor at San Francisco Animal Care and Control, and was one of the few volunteers who worked towards rehabilitating dogs who had been placed on custody holds, successfully helping many of them become eligible for adoption. Throughout college, she trained dogs for friends and coworkers and often found herself being asked to help address behavioral issues. She trained as a bite work decoy with Darryl DiSanto at Scenturion K9, and went on to work with several K9 training programs throughout Southern California, where she was one very few female decoys. Upon moving to Tucson, she apprenticed with Jeremy and then began teaching at the Complete Canine. Rachel believes that all dog training is based on developing trust and affection between the dog and the handler, and that understanding the why behind the dog’s behavior is critical to success. Over the years, she has trained in obedience, scent work, and agility with her own dogs. She is owned by Vegas the Saint Bernard, Arthur the Great Dane, and Hannibal the Percheron gelding.