Rae has always loved dogs, but it wasn’t until she adopted her lab mix, Forrest G., from the Wake Country Animal Center and attended training classes at K9 Solutions (with Ulli as her instructor) that she realized ‘dog obedience and training’ were her true passion. After working in corporate America for a number of years and growing increasingly tired of all the stress, it was time to make a move. So she signed up and completed her dog obedience instructor certification through Animal Behavior College. Completing her externship with K9 Solutions allowed her to become familiar with their philosophy around positive training techniques and focus on leadership.
Rae currently fosters for Peak Lab Rescue and volunteers at the Wake County SPCA. She and Forrest are a therapy team and enjoy meeting new people and bringing ‘doggy joy’ to their lives. In her previous job, Rae started ‘PAWS – Pet Away Work Stress’ and would bring Forrest to work to help reduce/eliminate stress in the workplace.
Fun Facts About Rae:
- Has never met a dog she didn’t like
- Enjoys riding her Harley Davidson Fat Bob motorcycle
- Enjoys crocheting and decorative painting