Ellie grew up in the California Bay Area with Alaskan Malamutes as family pets. She joined 4-H and participated in Dog Showmanship where she was first introduced to the basics of Canine health, nutrition, grooming, and the foundations of behaviors and training. Driven by a passion for wanting to understand the “why” behind behaviors she got her Bachelor’s Degree in psychology and has recently graduated from Koru K9’s Master Trainer Course. She also has spent the last 10 years fostering dogs, with a particular interest in rehabilitating canines that have behavior issues. Ellie has six dogs currently, two rescue mixes, a Golden Retriever and three Australian Shepherds. Her dogs are a pivotal part of her family; she travels with them on trips across the country and also enjoys finding enriching ways to engage with them in day to day life. Ellie strives to help others understand their dogs and achieve a respected relationship that will allow them to live life to the fullest.