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Lucia has been working with dogs for over two decades. She grew up in San Francisco surrounded by family pets and started her career as a dog walker walking her next door neighbor’s dogs. Her training journey began at the SFSPCA where she volunteered to train service dogs for the hearing dog department. After that she started working with local animal rescue groups fostering dogs with behavior problems. Under the supervision of various Bay Area trainers she helped rehabilitate these dogs and was able to place them into loving homes. She has also worked as a groomer and dog daycare attendant.

Working in rescue inspired Lucia’s desire to become a professional dog trainer and in 2007 she attended a 6-month long intensive at Triple Crown Dog Training Academy in Hutto, Texas, under the instruction of Jessy Gabriel and Rob Dunn. After graduating she moved to Oakland and started working as a dog walker and trainer. Lucia values continuing education and has attended seminars, workshops and courses since graduating; most recently at The Michael Ellis School in Santa Rosa, California. She currently lives in Portland, Oregon with her hound mix Wulfric and terrier mix Dexter, and continues her work as a foster parent for dogs in need.