Meet Our Team:
Eric & Christina Sweeney
Eric and Christina share a passion for animal husbandry. They have loved and cared for and learned from many dogs in their 18 years of marriage. They have spent the last 5 years turning that passion into the ideal home based business. Eric's training and experience in the construction trades have been essential in developing their space into a safe, fun, and functional facility. He's always fixing or building something. Christina has spent the last 5 years pursuing further education in Animal Science. She is certified as a Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA) through the Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT.) She is certified by the International Boarding and Pet Services Association as a Pet Care Provider, and Fear Free Certified. She is also a certified Pet Groomer (Penn Foster University) and an AKC approved evaluator.
Alexa Efstathiou is our on site, full time Dog Trainer and Director of Enrichment. She is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer, (CPDT-KA) through the Association of Professional Dog Trainers. She is also an AKC approved evaluator, and is Fear Free Certified. Pictured here with 4 of her 5 dogs, Ocean, Argus, Ridge, and Yarrow, (missing Quest!) Follow her adventures on Instagram! @indomitabledogs
Julie Colt is our Canine Behavior Specialist. She has been studying canine behavior, and training dogs for over 30 years. She received her training at the Advanced Behavior Consultant Academies at The Marin Humane Society in Novato, California. She specializes in adolescent issues and aggression. She is available for in home behavioral help and training as well as 'board & trains' at her Ranch in Hartland, VT for suitable dogs. Pictured here with her dogs, Looocey and Hutch.
Becky Sebeth joins us in her retirement from Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center where she spent 30 years as a Registered Charge Nurse. She is a life long animal lover and has rescued countless animals. She is our resident 'Jack of all Trades' and especially provides para support for our shy and less confident dogs.
Our 'Trainer in Training,' Ashlee Blashock, is pursuing a bachelors degree in Animal Health & Behavior. She has completed an internship at the Animal Medical Center in handling practices and is Fear Free Certified. Ashlee heads up our Adventure Hike program as well! Pictured here with one of her 2 Labradoodles, Ellie! Follow their adventures on Instagram! @runningawaywithellie
Charlsie Partington is our Certified Pet Groomer. (Penn Foster University) She spent 10 years as a Veterinary Assistant at Veremedy Pet Hospital (White River Jct. Vermont), as well as a year at Newbury Veterinary Hospital, (Newbury, VT). She has spent the last year purrrrfecting her deshed and bathing techniques at Purfect Fur Salon in Quechee, VT. Pictured here with one of her 6 dogs!