Within every dog is the potential to be amazing. This is what Meredith loves to teach her clients and friends! Meredith has always surrounded herself with animals. She spent her younger years volunteering at her local animal shelter where she fell in love with animal rescue and began fostering dogs. Her interests led her to delve deeply into dog training and behavior. In 2015, Meredith managed a doggy daycare where she managed playgroups and learned about dogs’ social behaviors and group dynamics. Meredith is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA) and a member of both the Pet Professional Guild and the Association of Professional Dog Trainers. She is also the Training and Enrichment Coordinator at Shelby Humane Society, where she does behavior modification with shelter dogs experiencing issues ranging from extreme fear to reactivity to resource guarding. There, she created and leads WoofPack, the SHS shelter dog training program.
Meredith owns six rescue dogs – Kobi, Max, Ivy, Elsie, Lennox, and Luna – who suffer from behavioral problems like anxiety and reactivity. As a result, Meredith specializes in working with fearful and anxious dogs. She believes that an empathic and compassionate approach to dog training allows us to better understand our dogs, which then allows us to communicate with them better.
Meredith joined Love Them Train Them in 2019 and teaches at our Alabaster location. She received an undergraduate degree in Plant Science from the University of Delaware in 2014 and a Masters in Entomology from the University of Georgia in 2016. Meredith is an avid painter and loves to paint pet portraits! You can see her work and request a portrait at www.facebook.com/meredithpaints.