Meet our training Manager
Vanessa specializes in the human animal bond. She strives to keep the dog happy and healthy by going at the dog’s pace only using positive reinforcement methods.
Vanessa has been involved in the dog world her whole life. She studied animal and human behavior and psychology at Colorado State University for 4 years, achieving a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. Her coursework included studying under Temple Grandin, a specialist in animal behavior. In conjunction, she volunteered through the Pets Forever Program at CSU where she trained and walked dogs for low income and disabled individuals.
Her professional career started as a kennel technician at a boarding and daycare resort in Texas. She was able to achieve her true passion, training, at a pet resort in Fort Collins, Colorado. She has been working professionally with dogs for 2 years and has been involved in training since childhood.
She has advised and supervised the training for several therapy and emotional support dogs. Additionally, she has trained a service dog that has gone on to support her handler to allow her to live a functional life.
Vanessa loves to train basic commands, but her true passion is teaching the harder tricks. Her favorite tricks are asking her dog to get the lights or a tissue. Her mix, Koda, is her forever traveling companion. They love to go hiking, biking, and traveling all over the U.S.
Training is just one of our services at Club Pet Resorts. We also offer dog daycare, day boarding, and standard boarding options, so your dog can come home tired and happy.