Tia has been working as a freelance dog trainer since 2016 before discovering Paw & Order through her friend, and one of our other trainers, Ash. She worked with dogs for years in Cranberry Township and was focused on training service animals, but she wanted to expand her footing into the obedience and behavioral realm of dog training.
She entered into our Train the Trainer Program in May 2018. She’s shadowed our other trainers and assisted Elissa with some of our Board & Train dogs for months. Her previous experience with training was a big plus because not only did she learn from us, but she taught us a few things as well! She’s been working with her sidekicks Fizz and Violetta.
In her free time, Tia participates in dog sports including disc and “Bikejoring” (riding a bike with dogs pulling you). Additionally, she hopes to soon be a CGC Evaluator as well as continue her education in the dog training field. When she’s not spending time with dogs, she takes horse riding lessons and plays music for her friends.
Her dogs Fizz and Violetta are both multipurpose working dogs. Fizz works as her service dog as needed and Violetta is in training to do service dog work as well! Fizz is also an accomplished sport dog, as well as a training demo dog for Paw & Order.