I discovered my love for animals at a young age, but my journey to become a dog trainer began in 2017 at the National Disaster Search Dog Foundation. I realized what could be possible when the human-canine bond is combined with real-world needs, and it sparked an unstoppable passion within me. I proceeded to seek out opportunities that allowed me to learn from trainers who are masters in their fields, and my excitement only grew stronger.
The Italian word Sentire has many meanings: to feel, to understand, to seek out using the senses. I founded Sentire LLC in 2018 with a focus on canine detection work, and it has since grown to encompass the needs of pet owners as well. The harmonious combination of art and science is what fuels my passion in my work with dogs.
My training prioritizes the relationship between you and your dog. I will help you nurture your bond and find a common language for clear communication. We will lay the foundation of trust, clarity, and confidence in your relationship with one another.
In 2021, I completed Ivan Balabanov's Training Without Conflict™ Professional Certification Program. As a certified TWC™ Professional Dog Trainer, I am proud to be part of the TWC™ community and to guide others in their relationships with their dogs using TWC™ methods.
Ivan Balabanov is truly the best of the best. In his 30+ years of dog training experience, he has done everything from training for Guide Dogs for the Blind Inc, working with the San Francisco SPCA, and breeding world class Ot Vitosha Malinois that can both compete at the highest level of dog sports and also integrate into family life. As a competitor in IGP, Ivan is a 15x National Champion, and a 2x World Champion.
The TWC™ Certification Program consists of a comprehensive curriculum that is unparalleled by any other program. Ivan is not only a phenomenal teacher, but is one of the few who can put what he teaches into practice. I am proud to be a TWC™ Certified Professional Dog Trainer, and to share my knowledge with others.