Devin has been with Positive Pets since 2012, but came into the world of dog training a little differently than most trainers. Devin graduated from Boise State University in 2012 with degrees in International Business and Marketing. He spent some time abroad, and eventually came back to the U.S. and Idaho to start a career. His girlfriend (now wife) was working for Positive Pets, and Devin was so impressed with how well-behaved her dog was, that when it came time to train his own dog, he knew how he wanted it done! After having so much fun training his own dog with the Positive Pets Program, Devin decided he wanted to make it a career. He walked away from a high-end corporate job to do what he loves: train dogs and help people. Devin has an American Field Labrador named Kali, a Coton de Tuléar named Cruella, and his wife’s Red Heeler Zazu.
Britta was raised in a home with parents who are Professional Dog Trainers. She is unique in the dog training world as she is a 4th generation Dog Handler. Her father, Grand Father and Great Grand Father were all true “Dog” men.
“While most children learn how to stand by pulling themselves up on the sofa or coffee table, my parents have a video of me learning how to sand by holding onto one my dad’s Labradors. Growing up with a father who is an active competitor in training as well as a mentor to hundreds of trainers all over the world has its advantages.”
Britta maintains her education and cutting edge techniques by attending several, yearly, continuing education seminars put on by industry leading specialists in the field of Canine Behavior and Training. She lives in Meridian with Kohl, the official bat dog for the Boise Hawks as well as the tee dog for Boise State, her Sharpe mix Sarah, and her German Shepherd Otto.
Donny got involved with Positive Pets Dog Training after he was invited by another trainer to fill a Kennel Tech position. While taking care of the husbandry and wellness needs of the dogs training at the facility, he became more and more passionate about dog behavior. His pursuit of college began to transform into a passion for dog training.
His experience in training has led to the mastery of beginning and advanced obedience for family companions, Basic and Advanced Gun Dog for both Retrievers and Pointing breeds, Basic and Advanced Tricks (Including performing at Nationally Televised Events), Advanced Personal Protection work as well as therapy and service dog work.
For Donny, work is beyond meeting the expectations of clients with their pets. It’s ensuring the dog goes above and beyond by giving owners a new outlook on their dog’s ability and potential. His four legged companions are Skye an Australian Shepherd and his German Shepherd Malice.
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