Meet the Staff


T.J. Smith – Owner/Operator

  • Service Dog Specialist
    Specialties: Diabetic Alert Dogs, Mobility Dogs, Public Access Test preparation, Hearing Alert, PTSD Dogs, Dogs for children with Autism.
  • Professional Dog Trainer
    Experience: Behavioral Modification, Puppy Development, Basic – Advanced Obedience, Family Pet Behaviors, Therapy Dog Training, Assistance Dogs, Search & Rescue tracking & trailing, & much more…
  • Canine Behavior Specialist
    Specialties: Fear Issues, Assertive Issues, Destructive Behaviors & much more…
  • 1997  founded Companion Training
  • Certified – AKC Evaluator
  • Official Service Dog Registry – Evaluator
  • Certified – Public Access Test – Evaluator
  • 2009 – Author of the #1 online Service Dog training course.
  • 2013 – Author of the “Diabetic Alert Dog Training” DVD
TJ Smith - Owner and Dog Trainer

 

Karen – Dog Trainer / Service Dog Specialist

  • Professional Service Dog Trainer
  • Certified through Companion Training’s Standards of Excellence Program. Study course and hands on apprenticeship program
  • Specialties: Diabetic Alert Dogs, Mobility Dogs, PTSD Dogs, Psychiatric Dogs, Hearing Alert Dogs, Dogs for children with Autism.
  • Trained in Dog CPR and Pet First-Aid.
  • Certified – Public Access Test – Evaluator
Karen - Professional Dog Trainer