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About Me

Born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago, Illinois. I am no stranger to dogs. My grandparents founded, Carriage Hill Kennels in 1961. I take a lot of pride in being 3rd generation in the family business. Growing up, my family had a black labrador retriever. I started to show my touch with Shadow early on, teaching her a variety of tricks when I was 5 years old.

I went to college but it was not for me. I decided to work fulltime, after 1.5 years of training dogs and plowing snow. I decided that I wanted to go back to school. I stayed local the first time and then decided I wanted to go to Colorado. So with just three weeks until school started, I packed my bags and moved to Durango. I love telling people how I just got up and went. No regrets!

I then obtained a Business Administration and Finance degree from Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado. I currently run the Dog Training at my family business, Carriage Hill Kennels. "I noticed a problem that I knew I could fix. We live in a world where people are super busy. Taking the kids to practice, dinners, meeting, the list goes on and on. People who rarely know me, know that I like to solve problems. It is in my DNA. I believe that bringing my knowledge to the online community can truly be revolutionary in the world of dogs, I want to be your dog training guy. If there is ONE thing I wish to accomplish on this journey, it is to help you live a happier life. I am a firm believer that a well trained dog starts with a well trained owner and that is why I am here to HELP. This is where The Crafty Pup was born."