Jessica joined Philly Unleashed in 2013 after graduating from Millersville University with a major in Animal Science and Behavior. While in college, Jessica interned at the Humane League of Lancaster County, working under the lead behavior specialist to acclimate the dogs during their time at the shelter before joining their forever families.
A driven and dedicated learner, Jessica earned her CPDT-KA certification from the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers AND her certification as an AKC Canine Good Citizen Evaluator in 2015.
Although Jessica currently teaches continuous rotations of Puppy Kindergarten, Level 1 and Level 2 classes, you will also find her assisting in a variety of classes throughout the year. She has a special talent for teaching appropriate behaviors and manners to even the most stubborn dogs! She also spends a lot of time training future therapy dogs in the Canine Good Citizen and Therapy Prep workshops. She loves working through the different stages of training and seeing dogs from Puppy Kindergarten classes become certified therapy dogs.
Jessica lives in Philadelphia with her fiancé. They’re planning a wedding in the fall of 2018!