Debbie has been an instructor for over 20 years. Her background as a Physical Education teacher and her Master’s of Science Degree in Education with an emphasis in Professional Development and Adult Learning Programs makes her a valuable asset to Smarty Paws. She has a deep understanding of various learning styles and her love of teaching makes each experience unique for our students. Debbie follows positive training methods to help her students build a strong relationship with their dog by focusing on positive reinforcement and consistent cues.
Debbie currently owns 3 Shelties and a Border Collie. She resides just outside of Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin with her husband Joe.
Debbie teaches group classes as well as private lessons and workshops. She can be reached at