Tina Marie began following her passion for dogs at a young age. She began competing with her first German Shepherd Dog in a variety of dog sports including American Kennel Club trials, and the sport of Schutzhund. In 2010 Tina Marie actively pursued professional certifications in the canine related field. Graduating from Rocky Mountain School of Animal Acupressure and Massage becoming skilled in bodywork. Studying and extensive testing earned her a national certification as a Professional Dog Trainer through Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers. Desiring to take her knowledge to the next level she applied, was accepted into and graduated from the University of Washington’s Applied Animal Behavior Program. Additional certifications include Trick Dog Instructor, and American Kennel Club Evaluator for the Canine Good Citizen program. Tina Marie’s commitment to companion animals include volunteer and first responder for FL SARC ( Florida Small Animal Response Coalition), a statewide organization involved in animal rescue and their sheltering and care during natural and man made disasters as well as decoy work for TSA Bomb Detection Dogs.
Credentials: CPDT-KA (Certified Professional Dog Trainer Knowledge Assessed), UW-AAB (University Washington Applied Animal Behavior, CSMT (Canine Sports Massage Therapist).