Jenn Gavin, CPDT-KA, is the owner and head trainer of A Pleasant Dog. A long time animal advocate and rescuer, Jenn has trained dogs for work as therapy dogs and service dogs, and has trained and rehomed countless homeless dogs of all breeds over the last twenty years. Jenn uses her experience and training to modify behavior to resolve or decrease aggression, fear, and anxiety. Jenn is especially interested in the relationship between children and dogs and in the challenges urban dogs face in today’s society. Jenn works with dogs of all breeds and sizes, from rottweilers and pitbulls to bichons and poodles.
Jenn is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer - Knowledge Assessed® and is accredited through the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers. She is also an AKC evalutor for the Canine Good Citizen® (CGC®) and AKC Star Puppy tests.
When she’s not training dogs, Jenn enjoys spending time with her family, including her young son, Milo, her rottweiler, Fifi, her border collie mix, Bing, and collies, Prim and Olivier. In her free time, she serves on the Grand Rapids Historic Preservation Commission and stalks area bungalows.