Gin has a diverse background including teaching English abroad, website testing, and book translation. When she adopted her first dog, she discovered her life’s passion, and has training ever since. She has competed in various dog sports including barn hunt, rally, disc, freestyle, field trial, lure coursing, and her favorite, agility.
Gin currently owns three dogs: Rizzo, a longhair dachshund, and Ferris and Charlotte, two mixed breed rescue dogs. She has learned a lot about training through being the owner of both fearful and reactive dogs. Her favorite part of dog training is shaping and watching for that special moment where the dog starts to figure out what they are learning! Her mission as a trainer is to help build confidence in dogs and handlers, both individually and as a team.
In her free time, Gin enjoys training and competing with her own dogs, renovating her new home, and bird watching. Gin is currently pursuing her CPDT-KA.