Desiree started her dog training career in 2002 when she decided to bring home 2 Siberian Husky sibling puppies T’ai and Chi. Training the puppies was an intriguing and rewarding adventure and she realized quickly that her passion for working with dogs was just as fulfilling as her passion for training people.
In 2003, Desiree decided to make a career change. She went from being a Director of Training in the Health & Fitness Industry to launching her own pet care business called Fido’N Friends in Motion. As her puppies and business grew, Desiree delved deeper into dog training and completed an extensive 2.5 year internship with Terry Long, she attended 2 Bob Bailey Chicken Camp workshops and received her Counseling Certificate from the San Francisco SPCA Academy for Dog Trainers with Jean Donaldson. In addition, Desiree is one of the first instructors to complete the apprenticeship and certification program in K9 Nose Work. She is a Founding Certified K9 Nose Work Instructor (CNWI) under the National Association of Canine Nose Work. Her initial 4 years of training was with the 3 founders of the sport.
Desiree has had the enjoyment of working with a variety of breeds, from Terriers to Malamutes. She currently has 5 dogs of her own, 1 Siberian Husky, Chi and 4 Border Collies, Stinger, Daim, Pace and Cru. 4 out of the 5 dogs compete in Agility, Obedience, Rally and Canine Nose Work. Her dogs have earned a number of titles and awards in the various venues.