About Us

When I was five, my family got a dog that we named Chips. Over the next few years, he bit me 15 times. I deserved every bite. Even two neighbor dogs bit me, but it didn’t matter. I loved dogs. I have had nine more dogs since Chips, and more than 30 foster dogs.

I always liked the way trainers with a CPDT certification approached problems. Although it is not required to be a dog trainer, I received my Certified Professional Dog Trainer, Knowledge Assessed (CPDT-KA) certification from the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers in 2015. The next year, I became the first trainer (and still the only) in Hillsborough County FL to earn the Knowledge and Skills Assessed certification (CPDT-KSA). I have over 4,000 hours of training experience, have worked with more than 3,000 dogs, and I do it all for Chips.

My days now start with running the shelter dog playgroup program at the Humane Society of Tampa Bay. Every day, I work with happy dogs, scared dogs, playful dogs, and dogs that have no manners at all. I want to find ways to help the dog be comfortable in that environment, whether it’s the shelter or a home.

But enough about me… I want to talk about you. What is the biggest problem you are having with your dog?

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Our History

2017

5th Year of Shelter Dog Playgroups

Dog Playground Pic

Completed 5th year of Shelter Dog Playgroups

2017

South Korea Dog Rescue

Accepted 22 dogs rescued from dog meat farms being shut down in South Korea.

2015

Hillsborough County Recommended Dog Trainer

Hillsborough County Florida

Approved as Hillsborough County recommended dog trainer for court-ordered dog training as a result of a bite citation.

2015

CPDT-KSA Certification

CPDT-KSA Certification

Received CPDT-KSA certification.

2014

Everglades Rescue

Dog Sunset

Took 6 semi-feral dogs rescued from Everglades and used playgroups to prepare them for their new life.

2014

CPDT-KA Certification

CPDT-KA-Certification

Received CPDT-KA certification.

2013

Group Dog Training Classes

Group Dog Training

Started teaching group Dog Training classes.

2012

Shelter Dog Playgroup Program

Started the Shelter Dog Playgroup Program at the Humane Society.

2011

Humane Society of Tampa Bay

Humane Society of Tampa Bay

Trained Staff and Volunteers of the Humane Society of Tampa Bay on body language signals and dog handling.

2010

Be-a-Trainer Boot Camp

Be-a-Trainer Boot Camp

Attended a Be-a-Trainer boot camp held at Longmont (CO) Humane Society and Humane Society of the South Platte Valley.

Customer Testimonials

 

 


The Humane Society recommended obedience training which was the best decision we could of made! Glen is wonderful with the dogs and really helps us tackle any problem areas we are having!

Mariana R.

 

 

 


I took in a tremendous amount of knowledge from you today and I am very grateful for every moment. Thanks to you, Mikey now has his forever home and we will all work towards a happy life together.

Ginny

 

 

 


I am so glad I decided to take the class with my new dog. Gomez ran out of the house the day after we learned “here”. I immediately put into play the command and he ran right back to me!

Marta