About Head Trainer
Rebecca has been working with dogs for as long as she can remember, first apprenticing with a trainer at age eleven. She grew up in Mexico City in a house full of animals, including five dogs who were her first teachers. Her childhood dream was to be able to speak to animals, and after years of researching and observing animal behavior, she has come pretty close.
Understanding how dogs communicate and seeing the resulting comfort, support and independence that human animal bond offers led Rebecca to concentrate on service dog training. She specializes in psychiatric service dogs and has coached many teams in learning tasks to assist with depression, anxiety, and PTSD as well as the manners and confidence to implement these tasks in daily life. Rebecca started RubyDog Training in 2012. RubyDog is dedicated to helping others achieve and benefit from the connection between people and animals.
Rebecca has worked with and been inspired by countless dogs of all ages and breeds. In addition to service dog training, she enjoys helping families and their dogs understand each other resulting in basic obedience, manners, impulse control, and solving common household problems. She is also experienced in behavior modification techniques used to teach dogs to cope with anxiety, fear and reactivity.
Rebecca lives with her two daughters, a sweet but nervous Rottweiler mix, a small in body, large in mind terrier mix, and a menagerie of cats, chickens, turtles and assorted fish.