The Pawesome Pets

Egypt (2009-2021)

Egypt is an American Bobtail mix who came into my life with aggression issues. Using positive reinforcement training, I was able to help her build confidence by teaching her several tricks, leash walking, and how to sit/stand calmly for vet visits. She is even able to attend regular physical rehab sessions which, along with Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and chiropractic adjustments, has helped improve Egypt’s quality of life. Egypt enjoys playing with her dog “sisters,” being brushed, learning tricks and cues, doing food puzzles, and hiking when the weather is nice.

Egypt inspired my training career and even after her death continues to inspire me as I work with several cats in my business.


Luna is a mixed-breed rescue who came to us blind in one eye; she eventually had to have the eye removed. Luna is a fun-loving girl who enjoys being around people. She has struggled with leash reactivity and separation anxiety. Both have dramatically improved with enrichment, training, and TCM. Luna had bilateral knee surgery two years ago and excelled at physical therapy because of her training skills. Luna loves decompression walks, running , parkour, puzzle toys, and learning new tricks


Leda is a mixed-breed dog who came to us at four weeks old because her mother was ill and could no longer feed her puppies. She loves exploring and sniffing and can usually be found with her nose to the ground. Leda struggled with allergies early in life which made socialization hard because of her itchy skin. As an adolescent, Leda struggled with obsessive behaviors, such as running between windows to find things to bark at and required a lot of decompression and mental enrichment to keep her mind busy. Leda loves playing with toys, decompressing in the forest, parkour, and learning new tricks and cues.


Laya is a mixed breed cat who enjoys love, learning, and playing. She quickly learned several cues including place and enjoys participating in training sessions. Her favorite game is catching treats in the air, and she spends a lot of the day watching and talking to birds. Laya enjoys playing with Lexi, learning new tricks, and watching the world go by. She’s working on harness and leash training and is always ready for an adventure outside.


Lexi is a toy-sized, mixed-breed dog who enjoys doing anything her larger dog “sisters” enjoy. She is a fast learner and doesn’t want to miss anything. She wants to be the first one out the door when it comes to adventures. She enjoys hiking (wearing a Coyote Vest for protection), learning tricks, and playing with Laya. Lexi’s favorite games are tug and chase.