Celeste began her professional career in dogs in 2003 when she became a Certified Veterinary Assistant. She worked for eight years as an assistant at a local veterinary clinic. This experience gives her a much deeper understanding of the physiological and health issues that may be affecting her clients’ dogs.
Eventually, Celeste decided to leave the clinic and focus on training and behavior. To do so she attended the Academy of Dog Trainers at the San Francisco SPCA where she received a Certificate in Training and Counseling (CTC). She is also a Certified Pet Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA). Celeste continues her education by attending such events as the Annual Conference of Associated Dog Trainers, Clicker Expo and selected other seminars which allows her to keep up with new developments in the field and maintain her CPDT-KA.
Recently, Celeste became Level 1 Certified in TAG Teach. In 2018 Celeste attended a chicken camp with Terry Ryan. Yes, you read that right chickens! Celeste believes that it is through training a wide range of animals that you hone your training skill.