Amanda is a Professional Dog Trainer residing in Reston VA. She grew up in a small town in NE Pennsylvania and moved to nova in 2001. Amanda attended East Stroudsburg University played sports and found an interest in sports medicine. After moving to northern Virginia, Amanda went to Massage Therapy School and became a massage therapist. Upon graduating she started her own business in 2004,MassagePro.
She’s now been running a very successful business for the past 15 years and truly believes in finding something you love to do. She decided to combine her love for animals, enjoyment working with people and business knowledge together.
In 2018 Amanda attended the Animal Behavioral College and graduated with honors.
Combining her love for dogs and people she now is able to impact dog owners in a positive way creating a loving environment for both them and their pets. And for
Elizabeth began her interest in animals, and teaching them, at a young age. Whether she was trying to teach a hamster to swim, or her first dog to pull a toy stroller, she was always teaching something. She successfully trained her rescue dog, Cookie, dozens of tricks, as a way to help her very active collie mix make it through heartworm treatment. Cookie has gone on to learn how to pull a sulky (that's a dog pulling a person in a buggy!) to a beautiful heel and more.
She is an accomplished birder and was recognized as a Junior Master Birder by prestigious Cornell University's Birder Program. After realizing she ended up teaching wherever she went, Elizabeth created, organized, ran, and designed curriculum for a birding camp for kids, to give back some of the mentoring she received at Cornell’s Young Birder’s Event. She accomplished at working with kids including as a camp counselor and character actor at Guard Up Summer Camp in MA.
Elizabeth honed in on working with dogs as a canine coach at Dogtopia and realized that she could combine her boundless enthusiasm, positive energy, and love of dogs with her passion for teaching by becoming a dog trainer. Helping people, working with dogs, learning new things, Elizabeth could not ask for anything more!