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Our Staff: Jess
Training Apprentice
I am currently enrolled in CATCH Canine Trainers Academy, and also intend to earn my CPDT-KA certification (Certified Professional Dog Trainer).
I've been fostering and volunteering with dog rescues in Chicago since 2019. I have fostered ten pit bulls through K94Keeps, a Chicago-based rescue. I also volunteer at Chicago Animal Care and Control.
Kona, a five-year-old American Bully who is so lazy and mellow he is often compared to Eeyore. I am also currently fostering and training a deaf pit bull puppy.
I am currently enrolled in CATCH Canine Trainers Academy, and have gone through various training courses in Chicago with my dog Kona.
Bully breeds! They are such great dogs but get a bad reputation because many are not trained properly.
Long walks with my dogs, biking, time spent outside, and knitting
I am in the process of becoming a fully-certified dog trainer, and want to specialize in helping people adopt and train rescue dogs.
Taking care of my plants, trying new flavors of Ben & Jerry's, and finding new green spaces in Chicago.
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, with a double major in Spanish and Global Studies
I am fluent in Spanish, and lived in Barcelona for a year to improve my language skills.