Elaine is an experienced dog trainer who trained, titled, and competed in her first regional obedience championship while still a teenager. She has achieved regional, national, and international ranking with her dogs in a variety of different disciplines including obedience, tracking, conformation show championship and SchH/IPO/IGP, and has titled dogs in Nose Work and Canine Good Citizen.
Elaine currently coaches deployment ready, FEMA certified Search & Rescue teams (VA2 in Virginia Beach) and formerly worked at Guiding Eyes for the Blind in New York. She is an internationally certified trainer (DV/VDH/FCI), as well as a licensed judge for the United Doberman Club.
With a masters degree in Psychology (NYU), Elaine is well versed in animal learning theory and modern behavioral modification techniques. A lifelong learner, Elaine regularly attends seminars and workshops to hone her dog training skills. A strong proponent of positive reinforcement based training, she is a ‘balanced’ trainer who enjoys working with a variety of different dogs and helping people achieve their training goals.