Hi, I am Dee Hart, DMWYD Certified Trick Dog Instructor, All Star Performance Team Captain, Stunt Dog Judge, Canine Conditioning Coach, AKC CGC Evaluator, AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Instructor, AKC Tricks Instructor/Evaluator. According to my Australian Shepherd, I’m better known as Sydney’s Sidekick.
My first exposure to dog training came when serving in the United States Navy, where I assisted K9 Officers for two years, in Japan. That assignment proved beneficial when I was then stationed in Washington DC and coordinated security sweeps using K9 teams.
I have been the owner of my own pet care business since 1997, consulting on all aspects of dog care to include training, behavior evaluations, and nutrition. Always wanting to learn, I became certified in Pet CPR and a Certified Veterinarian Assistant. I was a longtime member of the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters, where I had served as the Regional Director and was on Board of Directors, working as an advisor to countless companies in the pet industry.
Coming to BFF allowed me to share not only my passion for dogs but also for the Sport of Trick Training. I am the Lead DMWYD Certified Trick Dog Instructor at BFF Pet Services with several Certified Trick Dog Instructors to train you in this amazing fun-filled sport. When I am not training tricks, I mentor and support other Trick Trainers on a national level and internationally as well. I was recently honored to become the first DMWYD 2-Star All-Star Trainer of the Year in the DC, Maryland and Virginia regions. What an awesome adventure it has been and a blessing to be able to share my passion with trainers and handlers alike.
Do you like to Dance and have a dog? Well BFF has a new Sport that I am so excited to share with you and it is called Musical Freestyle. This sport combines tricks with cool moves to music all while having fun with your dog. Sound interesting? Then come on out and join in on one of our newest programs.
Throughout my time at BFF, I have trained under some truly gifted trainers that I consider to be experts in their respective disciplines, whether it be Tracking, Scent Work, or one that really has become near and dear to my heart, our Therapy Dog Program. This program allows our pack members to share the love and joy they have for their dogs with others, young and old alike. This program is truly the epitome of “Sharing the Love”
I have successfully completed the Bone-A-Fied Training Group Certified Trainer Program. In doing so, I have logged more hours than any other trainer. I have participated as an Associate Instructor for BFF Pet Service, assisting in every training class. You will often find me working with our newer trainers to ensure that they provide the high quality of training you have come to expect from BFF.
I am excited to help you create a bond with your dog while you have fun learning tricks and games to keep their drives and motivators balanced. A busy dog needs a job!
I am currently a member of the following organizations:
Association of Professional Dog trainers
Do More with Your Dog, CTDI, All Star Performance Team Captain, Stunt Dog Judge, Canine Conditioning Coach
American Kennel Club, Canine Good Citizen Evaluator, S.T.A.R. Puppy Instructor, Tricks Instructor/Evaluator
Dogs Can Dance, BFF Freestyle Instructor
Rally Freestyle Elements