Amanda Holden, Assistant Trainer
Amanda started as a client of Pepper’s Paws in the fall of 2015. She took several group classes with her dog, Dodger, before joining the team as an assistant in 2016. “The very first class I took with Pepper’s Paws was Level 2 Manners. I remember feeling extremely frustrated and embarrassed because Dodger was interested in everything and everyone except for me. Over time, the positive reinforcement training helped form the bond between us and he became more focused and eager to learn. There’s also a mutual respect between us that didn’t exist before. I am now a confident and proud dog owner rather than a frustrated and defeated dog owner.” Seeing this change in her relationship with her own dog sparked her interest in becoming a dog trainer. “I want to help others experience this same shift. Watching owner’s faces light up when their dog does something that makes them proud is one of the best things about training.”
Amanda is currently preparing for her CPDT-KA Certification exam.
In her spare time she also fosters and volunteers for To Love a Canine Rescue, Inc.