Eden Halbert 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 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, Loomis, 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 equine, western, & wildlife photographer who loves capturing animals’ natural personalities in pictures, you can see her work at the Sierra Luna Photography website or in the Gold Country Artists Gallery in historic downtown Placerville.
Eden shares her home with two wonderful huskies, 12 year old Vesta and four year old Frances. Luna, who was Eden’s constant companion for 16 years, passed away in 2019.
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. He completed a Fear Free Certification Program (learn more about this program here). His way with the dogs, and 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.