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Brianna Dick: Dog Behavior Expert, Trainer and Owner

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Brianna Dick: Dog Behavior Expert, Owner and Trainer

Hi there, I'm so glad you found us and are taking the time to learn more about Pack Leader Help Rehabilitation and Training. My name is Brianna Dick and I have been working with dogs with severe behavioral issues for the past 10 years. I'm the behavior expert that veterinarians and other trainers recommend when their client's dogs have been recommended to be put down, or on medication. I work with aggression issues, puppies, severe anxiety, fear, separation anxiety, over excitement, and any behavioral issue in between. 

I've studied dog psychology and dog behavior since elementary school. I've been walking packs of dogs since I was in high school but my more hands-on education in behavior came when I was an undergraduate student at Millersville University. I volunteered at the Humane League of Lancaster. I worked as a obedience trainer with dogs who had been given up primarily due to behavioral issues the owners refused to address or did not know how to correct.  Dog training only focused on the physical state of a dog, not how the handler's energy, body language and relationship created a calm dog or a confused dog. I soon recognized that dog obedience was failing dogs and owners, but dog psychology opened the door to understanding how to rehabilitate any dog with behavioral issues.

 

After transferring to Clarion University, I worked with a local shelter for the next 4 years helping to foster, rehabilitate and train dogs with a spectrum of behavioral issues. Through studying dog behavior, mentoring under world renowned dog behaviorists and learning how dogs interact with one another in a natural setting, I've designed a program with almost endless techniques and tools to help any dog and any dog. My approach is centered on clear communication and relationship building.

I now rehabilitate dogs and train owners in the D.C, Maryland and Virginia region. I finished my Juris Doctorate in May 2021., have a Bachelor's in Business Administration with a focus in small business and am a Professional member of the International Association of Canine Professionals. 

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Julianne Pham: Dog Trainer

Julianne  has worked for  multiple rescues by fostering and training dogs with behavioral issues, mentored under Tom Davis from Upstate Canine Academy and brings a dynamic approach to tough behaviors with dogs who many considered to be "untrainable".  Julianne also has a B.S. in Communication; Public Relations concentration from Kennesaw State University School of Communication.  

Julianne believes championships are won through practice, a good game plan and agility during turbulence. She believes the same to be true with dog training. Clear communication, trust and respect within your pack combined with an individualized training program and the right tools will lead to your success.

A sustainable and healthy relationship is predicated on your ability to learn, work and grow with your dog. Julianne believes her role is to ensure that dependable foundations are cultivated during our time together. Her goal has been, and always will be ,to educate and empower owners to be the best leader you can be for your dog. She understands each dog and family need a unique approach to training and behavior. Her refusal for cookie cutter is why she's been so successful with clients.

 

Her lifelong passion for animals and people is the driving motivator for what she do. She brings a background in animal rescue, human and sports coaching into each pack she work's with. She hopes to play a small part in your big story and vow to be there with you every step of the way!

Iris: The Balanced Dog

It's impossible to rehabilitate other dogs without having balanced dogs to teach them. Pack Leader Help wouldn't be able to rehabilitate as many dogs as we do without our balanced pack member, Iris. She's a trained emotional support animal and she is trained to provide support to humans and dogs showing signs of discomfort. She loves dogs and people but most importantly, she loves her ball.

Boxer puppy Brianna Dick
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Gaby : Dog Trainer

Gaby  followed her passion for dogs by joining Pack Leader Help this year. Her journey began after inheriting a high drive shepherd who dealt with intense reactivity. Gaby had owned and trained her own dogs for almost a decade before recognizing the need for unique, creative and out-of-the box training for her own dog. Gaby can relate to owners who struggle with reactivity and have tried, what feels like, endless training options. She's determined to make every owner feel as confident as she does handling their own dog. Gaby has spent the past few years boarding dogs in her home and doing free training for the dogs she's boarded . This allowed her to understand inner household dynamics between difficult dogs and how to have in-home cohesiveness between different breeds, drives, behaviors and ages. 

Gaby's brings a resilient attitude and plenty of experience handling difficult dogs and creating happy and calm puppies. She is here to provide a light at the end of the tunnel for owners who feel like their dogs behaviors will never improve. 

Savannah: Administrative Assistant

Savannah is the Administrative Assistant at Pack Leader Help. She has over five years of experience in administrative, operations, and communications work, in both the nonprofit sector and with small businesses. Savannah grew up on a small farm in North Carolina and has been trying to make sure animals are a part of her life ever since. Over the years, she has also been a professional dog walker, kennel attendant, and has volunteered for a variety of shelters and rescues as a dog walker and foster parent.

 

Savannah currently lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota. When not working, she enjoys teaching herself animation, playing the banjo, and learning disc tricks with her border collie mutt, Roo.

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Iris: The Balanced Dog

It's impossible to rehabilitate other dogs without having balanced dogs to teach them. Pack Leader Help wouldn't be able to rehabilitate as many dogs as we do without our balanced pack member, Iris. She's a trained emotional support animal and she is trained to provide support to humans and dogs showing signs of discomfort. She loves dogs and people but most importantly, she loves her ball.

Boxer puppy Brianna Dick

Abby Price: Dog Trainer

Growing up on a horse farm, Abby, garnered a passion for training and caring for animals from a young age. She continued to pursue opportunities to work with animals into adulthood including interning at a veterinary office and volunteering at the humane society. 

Abby’s particular interest in professional dog training piqued when she got her first dog as an adult, Freya. From an early age Freya exhibited dominant and highly energetic behavior, so Abby immediately enrolled her in dog training classes, obedience, agility, and behavioral training, to ensure that Freya was set up for success. Since then, Abby and Freya  passed the canine good citizen test, practiced agility, volunteered at Fairfax Pets on Wheels, and have helped train and socialize countless dogs with behavioral issues. Over the past six years, Abby has worked with a variety of dogs through her boarding and dog walking business. After spending 3 years shadowing other trainers and behaviorists, Abby took on her own training clients starting in 2020 and is excited to now work under Pack Leader Help. 

Abby holds a BA in International Politics from George Mason University and an MA in International Development Studies from George Washington University. She’s spent the last 10 years managing projects in the humanitarian sector and is excited to combine her passion for helping people and her passion for animals by becoming a full time dog trainer. 

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