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 15 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 been working for The Complete Canine since 2015. She uses positive behavior reinforcement to help humans and canines toward behavior modification. She has a passion for rescued dogs, especially pit bulls, who are often misunderstood. Jenny enjoys helping with leash reactivity and also teaching puppies socialization skills. She follows the practices of Ian Dunbar, Trish King, Sue Sternberg and Susan Garrett. Jenny has two rescue dogs of her own. Tigerlily is a 11.5-year-old pittie, and Ned is a 8.5-year-old corgi mix. Jenny is a volunteer board member for Hope of Deliverance Dog Rescue, and also a former Elementary Music Teacher.
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 and has a deep affection for them and sensitivity about how dogs are trained. After fostering and adopting an abused Golden Retriever, Cooper, she was committed to training other dogs to become confident and happy. She has worked at the Complete Canine for several years now and regularly takes Masterclasses. For almost 11 years, she and her Pet Partners therapy dog, Cosmo, volunteered regularly around town. Committed to volunteering, she is currently training her puppy to continue this work with Pet Partners. She believes that the human/animal bond is priceless and best supported by meeting both owner and pet where they are and guiding them with kindness, patience, and consistency. Toni is owned by 4 dogs and 2 cats, 5 of whom were rescued. Seeing her own animals blossom into confident, kind-hearted furry friends motivates Toni every day to help other animals. Whether your dog is confident or fearful, lunging or confused, she works to modify and improve behaviors for a well-behaved canine companion. She also spent 20 years on the cat show circuit and is one of the original Maine Coon Cat breeders, whose cat was featured on a U.S. postal stamp. Her animals peacefully coexist. Member Association of Professional Dog Trainers, Pet Partners Therapy team member, and AKC, CGC Evaluator #103808
I have loved dogs my entire life. My family had a yellow lab when I was growing up and I have had two rescues of my own. My experience started in August of 2018 as a volunteer dog walker at the Humane Society of Southern Arizona. I loved working with dogs so much during this time that I decided devote my life to training dogs. Since then, I have worked as a canine coach for Dogtopia and then later on at the Humane Society as the Canine Enrichment Specialist. These two places have allowed me to grow my knowledge in dog behavior tremendously. I started with Complete Canine in August of 2021 because I wanted to learn more about how to teach people to train dogs.
My specific area of interest is modifying unwanted behaviors in dogs so that they can enjoy a good life with humans. I am Fear Free certified and believe the guidelines of least intrusive minimally aversive training produces the best results.
I like to spend my free time with my Staffordshire Terrier Spike working on commands and also watching him play with stuffed animals.
Jennifer has a Medical Imaging background, with a degree in Radiography. She has a passion for advocating for all animals. Jennifer is active in the local rescue community, and is also a Board Member for Kiernan’s Kindness, a local non-profit animal therapy group. Jennifer has spent the last 5 years working side-by-side with Jeremy, learning the ins and outs of the business. You’ll frequently see her assisting during Jeremy’s obedience classes and loving every second of it!