Jacob is a certified dog trainer experienced in puppy training, family dog training, competitive dog sports training, private training, and group class instruction. Jacob is a Karen Pryor Academy (KPA) Certified Training Partner (CTP), Certified Trick Dog Instructor (CTDI), All-Star Performance Dog Team Captain (All-Star-TC), a professional member of the Behavior Education Network, an AKC Canine Good Citizen Evaluator, and a graduate of the Karen Pryor Academy for Animal Training and Behavior.
Jacob began training animals in the 1980s, gaining early experience and instruction on his family’s farm, while growing up in North Florida. He took his first dog training class over twenty years ago, studied Animal Sciences in High School at the Santa Fe Academy of AgriScience, has advanced formal education in Psychology, and has continued to learn about animal behavior and training through classes, seminars, conferences, and hands-on instruction.
In addition to his affinity for animals, Jacob is also skilled at teaching people. He is a licensed minister with 15 years of experience—seven years working with youth and eight years working in church media. His formal education includes a BA, MA, and advanced post graduate studies. He has a passion for helping others and draws from his training and experience to develop creative and compassionate training solutions.