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.
I have loved dogs my entire life. My family had a yellow lab when I was growing up and I currently 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 and as a canine coach for Dogtopia a year later. I loved working with dogs so much during this time that I decided to devote my life to training dogs. Due to a tough decision surrounding aggressive behavior I had to make with my first rescue Charlie, I wanted to focus on behavior modification in dogs, which I have gained valuable knowledge of working under the canine behavior team at the Humane Society and I hope to be certified in one year. Currently, I enjoy my time with my second rescue Spike, who is a ball of energy, and honing my knowledge with dog training through books and hands-on experience. I look forward to working with you and your fur babies!
As a lifelong dog owner and lover, I have always known that my career would be centered around animals. I started as a veterinary assistant before having my two children. My time as a stay-at-home mom allowed me to focus my studies as a dog trainer. Any spare time I had was spent training my German Shepherd puppy and working with my leash reactive Border Collie. In making such tremendous strides with them, I became eager for more knowledge and experience. I enrolled in Karen Pryor Academy’s Dog Trainer Professional program which led me to become a Certified Training Partner. I pride myself on the use of positive reinforcement methods that will build confidence in our beloved pups and strengthen the bonds we have with them. I am so thrilled to be assisting clients to navigate their paths with patience and the respect they deserve.
Throughout life I’ve had a special spot in my ❤️ for animals; especially dogs. As a kid, I volunteered at the Palo Alto Junior Museum assisting in caring for the animals. Growing up I had a variety of pets; birds, fish, hamsters, ferrets, dogs, cats...
As an adult I pursued an education in dog grooming, vet assisting, and dog training. During my training with Animal Behavior College, I interned at the Humane Society of Silicon Valley. After graduating, I volunteered and co-taught with the trainers there. Dog training is my passion and I feel fortunate to be able to share that with you at The Complete Canine! Life is good 😊 when you’re doing something you love!