My Coaching Story

Helping You Move Forward

Since 2002, I’ve been working as a Certified Professional Dog Trainer who specializes in helping people with their dogs. I have helped many families out of frustrating and concerning behaviors towards enjoying their dog(s).   I coach my clients in a way that utilizes both their heads and their hearts. I first learned about 'positive training'  when I hit a roadblock in my own life with my dogs and was struggling to move past it. The techniques I use are based on scientifically proven methods of applied behavior analysis and reinforcing behaviors you desire. 


Prior to dog training, I was working with horses in Silicon Valley.  Before becoming a CPDT and before attending the SF/SPCA Academy for Dog Trainers, I competed extensively in AKC Obedience trials for 5 years. We earned several High in Trial awards and earned being on the Top 20 Obedience Finalist in 2000 & 2002 in the Doberman Pinscher Club of American. 

Level 1 TagTeach Coach / Pet Professional Guild Member

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My Credentials

Raising the Bar

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Certified Trainer

SF/SPCA Academy for Dog Trainers operated from 2000-2010. Daphne graduated in 2002 and continued in their 240hr dog aggression internship and received honors. Billed as the Havard School for dog trainers.

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Pet Professional Guild member

Pet Professional Guild members understand force-free to mean: no shock, no pain, no choke, no fear, no physical force, no compulsion based methods are employed and YES you can get a well -behaved dog including behavioral issues and high-drive dogs.


Certified Professional Dog Trainer

Why certify dog trainers?   Establishing a credentialing program strengthens the reputation of a profession. This credential indicates that the trainer has sought out a credentialing program and has passed the requirements.

TagTeach Coach

TagTeach Coaches us Applied Behavior Analysis to form desired behaviors in learners. We think ahead, we plan successive tag points required to shape the skill and works on them one at a time. We set up our learners for success so that learning becomes a positive process while building confidence.