Bettina’s passion for training was awakened after the adoption of her first dog, a spunky boxer mix named Presta Button. While helping Presta to thrive, Bettina learned about the incredible power of positive reinforcement dog training and as a result, is committed to force and fear-free handling and training.
As a self-starter and learner, Bettina has always enjoyed learning through education, seminars and mentorships. She is pursuing these avenues for education related to animal learning. She is inspired by the bodies of work of luminaries such as Dr. Patricia McConnell, Kathy Sdao, Dr. Susan Friedman, and others.
Bettina is a dog walker in Denver and previously volunteered at the HSBV training and behavior center. She is currently pursuing her CPDT certification and is thrilled to be working at HSBV!