Meet the Pups Trainers
Jill is a Rhode Island transplant who found her way to Utah to explore, as well as work with the animals she loves the most - dogs!
Before working at PUPS, she has spent many years working at a dog daycare facility and as a barn manager at a horse farm. She also spends a majority of her time dog sitting for the pooches that feel more comfortable at home while their parents are away. She is eager to start her career in dog training, specifically behavior modification.
Jill lives at home with her roommate and their cat, Banjo, and plans on moving her dog, Koda, to be with her here in Utah. In her free time she can be found painting, snowboarding, hiking, and horseback riding.
Deb is a Salt Lake City native who has a deep passion for learning and teaching. Dogs especially have been a lifelong love thanks to their social nature and their psychology, anatomy, and history so deeply entwined with humans.
Deb has been active in dog training for 5 years specializing in building fulfilling relationships for dog and handler using positive reinforcement. She is an AKC approved CGC Evaluator, Fit Dog instructor, and Temperament Tester. She is also an International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC) Supporting Member and Pet Professional Guild Member.
Deb enjoys spending her free time reading, hiking, swimming, and has recently gotten into dog sports with her 5 year old Saint Bernard, Bear. Together they won first place at the 2021 Saint Bernard National Convention in Novice Rally-Obedience and continue to practice sport obedience training.