From as far back as I can remember, I’ve loved animals, and I’ve spent my life caring for them and training them.  I have 29 years experience in the animal field, and I’m a certified, professional, reward-based dog trainer.  You can see some of my certifications below.  The Academy for Dog Trainers has been called “The Harvard of Dog Training Schools,” and I am honored to be an honors graduate.

But this page is not so much about me as it is about you and the care of the pets you love. I offer in-home pet sitting and dog training services, and my pledge is that I will care for your animals with love and compassion.  It’s not complicated.  It’s that simple.


Elisa Schmidt MA, CTC, DipDTBC
Certificate in Training and Counseling
Diploma in Dog Training and Behavior Consulting
Full Member APDT


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