My name is Natalie Sinton and dogs are my life, love and passion. They’ve helped me grow, learn and know how to appreciate life. They’re my motivation to become successful at dog training, and they motivate me everyday to help others learn and grow with their dogs.
I was unsure about what to do with my life. Went to college for a Bachelors degree in Biology in hope of veterinary school as my career. I had always wanted to be a vet since I was a little girl because animals have always been my passion. I got my first dog when I was 19, I named her Emmy. Long story short, I had no idea how to train and socialize a dog! She’s my baby, but our journey together has been a long and arduous one, for that we are like peas in a pod. Then I got Bailey, my soul dog. She truly was the model dog that took hardly any training at all. And it occurred to me that Emmy absolutely had the potential to be an “easy” dog if I just did things the right way. That’s when I started dabbling into training and dog behavior.
I finally got a vet tech job while in school which I loved! I learned so much about health, nutrition and well being for our beloved dogs. But I think the most important piece of information I learned was that I didn’t want to pursue the veterinary field as my career anymore. The more and more I worked in a vet clinic the more and more I wanted to help people understand their dogs better because half the questions we seemed to get were about behavior!
I enrolled in the very first Rocky Mountain Regional Dog Trainers Academy. Ana Melara, CPDT-KA is my mentor and taught me so much about canine behavior, training and modification. This experience gave me the skills, techniques and confidence to take my future into my own hands and create this training company. I have also attended seminars on behavior and training, some of which taught me what NOT to do! Some of the people I’ve had the pleasure of meeting and learning from are the best known behaviorists in the country like Sophia Yin and Patricia McConnell.
From here, I will be working on earning my CPDT (certified pet dog trainer) accredidation. It wont take long for me to complete this because I am highly motivated and have had wonderful clients with excellent results this far! I cannot wait to see what the future holds.
I owe all my thanks to my family for helping me through this journey. Jon is my foundation, I couldn’t have done any of it without his efforts, patience and support. I’m very blessed!