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Originally from East Texas, at age 15 Mandala began training German Shepherds in obedience and various tasks related to farm life and cattle. As an avid horse rider with a love of training animals, she also began training Arabian horses under the direct supervision of the Training Manager at a neighboring horse farm. Mandala is a veteran of the United States Air Force and Air Force Reserves where she served from 1991-2001. She also recently retired after a 20-year career in federal law enforcement. 

Mandala has owned and trained personal dogs throughout her lifetime. Over the past several years, she has spent thousands of hours working independently and with training partners to help clients address their dogs’ behavioral issues using behavior modification strategies, to build basic and advanced obedience foundations, and to better enjoy their human-canine relationships. She holds a BA and an MS in Applied Psychology. She has spent several years volunteering as a rescue foster for canine behavioral and medical cases, and she currently volunteers at her local animal shelter in Denton County, Texas. 

Mandala and her husband share 5 personal dogs: 
Mangas (Belgian Malinois)
Abigail (German Shepherd/X) – Retired
Ranger (German Shepherd/Dutch Shepherd/ Belgian Malinois) – Tracking
Skye (AmStaff)
Kodiak (AmStaff/APBT/Bully) – Protection

Their foster, Ash (Belgian Malinois/German Shepherd), has begun detection training.