Graduated from the University of Vermont with a B.S. in Animal and Veterinary Science
5+ years in dog handling skills
2 years of dog training and behavior modification
Certified Professional Dog Trainer - Knowledge Assessed (CPDT-KA)
Emma has been a lifelong lover of animals both big and small. She grew up offering neighborhood dog walking, teaching her own family dogs fun skills and caring for horses at local barns on Cape Cod. She continued to stay connected to the animal world throughout high school by participating in 4H horsemanship programs and volunteering at animal shelters.
Emma later went on to attend the University of Vermont and Graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Animal and Veterinary Science. During her time at UVM, Emma began working at a local doggie daycare where she expanded her knowledge of canine body language and dog handling skills. Post graduation, Emma entered the world of dog training and behavior modification through Vermont Dog Behavior (formally Dogs Rock! Vermont).
She began taking on Day Training and Private Lesson Clients, as well as teaching and assisting in Group Classes and workshops. Emma then took the next step and obtained professional certification in dog training through the Certification Council of Professional Dog Trainers (CCPDT) before launching Black Jack Dog Training.
At Black Jack Dog Training, Emma strives to help dog owners in Vermont feel comfortable navigating the world with their canine companions.
Jet is a 4-year-old Shepherd Mix who lives each day to the fullest. He keeps us on our toes and always encourages us to get our feet wet (whether that be a puddle or river). While ball is life and snuggle time is a must, he also enjoys his time meeting new friends, destroying every new soccer or basketball and chasing the wildlife in the back yard each morning. We are so grateful for this trusting helper dog who is always ready to assist in our training journey.