Jacqueline was first introduced to the world of dog training and behavior modification when she spent a summer externing at Raspberry Ridge Sheep Farm, which incidentally promoted the use of positive reinforcement in stock dog training. Although she’d hoped to gain experience in large animal husbandry, it was the work done with dogs referred for aggression and fearfulness that particularly captivated her. She learned that dogs are constantly communicating with us, and that we just have to be mindful enough, and educated enough about their body language, to understand what they are saying.
After finishing veterinary school at the University of Pennsylvania, Jacqueline had the opportunity to further explore the world of animal behavior. She is currently in her fourth year of an internship-residency program in behavioral medicine. In her spare time, she has taught agility and manners classes for Capable Canines and Y2K9s. Although she has dabbled in herding and continues to enjoy recreational canicross, her true passion is the sport of dog agility. She is owned by two Border Collies, Mer and Obi, who have more letters after their names than she does (not that she’s jealous).