Growing up on a farm in central West Virginia Jessica has been around animals of all kinds from an early age. Jessica got her first puppy, a boxer named Duchess, when she was only 2 years old. In 2003 Jessica and her husband Patrick got their first dog together, a Boston Terrier named Higgins. In 2005 they added another Boston Terrier, Benson, to the family. In 2011 she began working in pet related retail, gaining pet nutrition certification and becoming a dog trainer in 2012. In 2014 she began working for a daycare, boarding and training facility.
Sadly Benson and Higgins passed away within a year of one another, but working with clients and their dogs helped ease the pain of their loss and solidified the feeling that the pet care industry was Jessica's calling. In the summer of 2015 she began helping a friend and former training client with dog walking. With her encouragement and Patrick's support Jessica started her own company in Woodbridge, VA, encompassing dog walking, pet sitting and most importantly dog training. Together Jessica and Patrick want to help pet parents understand their dogs and find ways to better communicate with them, therefore creating happier, safer forever homes for everyone. Part of that happier home concept includes making sure your pets are taken care of when you can't be there.
Jessica earned her CPDT-KA certification (Certified Professional Dog Trainer - Knowledge Assessed) from CCPDT in September 2016. She is certified with the AKC to teach Canine Good Citizen classes and administer the tests. Jessica is also a Be a Tree presenter, offering free dog bite prevention lessons to the local community. She is also a member of the APDT and PPG and has signed the Force Free Coalition.
When she isn't working, Jessica can be found crafting or baking. She also enjoys reading and listening to audiobooks.
Pat is an engineer by trade. He spends most of his free time helping Jessica run the business behind the scenes as well as assisting with dog walks and training sessions.
Jessica and Pat added a new Boston Terrier pup to their home in March 2018. Udo is a very welcome addition and he LOVES going to Jessica's classes to meet new friends.