Eden is a certified dog trainer with a Certificate in Training and Counseling (CTC) credential from the renowned Academy for Dog Trainers, and is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA) through the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers; she is also certified in Pet First Aid & CPR. She started started her own business working with dogs professionally in 2002 in San Francisco, and relocated to Placerville in 2007, renaming the business Sierra Dogs to reflect her new adopted region. Sierra Dogs currently serves Placerville and the greater Sacramento area (El Dorado Hills, Folsom, Cameron Park, Auburn, Rancho Cordova, etc.).
A former French language instructor and Human Resources Manager, Eden knows how to effectively communicate with people and make learning fun. Her teaching skills enable her to help people and dogs better understand one other. Eden is also a professional pet, equine, & wildlife photographer who loves capturing animals’ natural personalities in pictures, as well as volunteering her photography skills to equine therapy programs, wild horse preservation efforts, and dog & cat animal shelters.
Eden shares her home with two wonderful huskies. Thirteen-year-old Luna takes her job as Eden’s Canine Training Assistant very seriously. And her seven-year-old adopted sister Vesta enthusiastically fulfills her duties as Assistant Canine Training Assistant. Vesta, Luna, and Eden are all happiest when hosting dog boarding guests at their house.
Jess joined the Sierra Dogs team in January 2016 and has quickly proven himself invaluable as our Senior Pet Care Associate. His calm, gentle ways allow him to charm and focus any dog, from the most shy to the most hyper. His skills as a photographer, videographer, and general purpose handyman, as well as his overall can-do attitude, make him a perfect addition to the Sierra Dogs family. He is certified in Pet First Aid & CPR, and is apprenticing with Eden to learn even more about dog behavior, body language, and training.