Maddie was born a dog person. Her earliest childhood memories include memorizing the Dog Breed Encyclopedia and watching dog training VHS tapes. She has volunteered with the German Shepherd Search and Rescue Dog Association of Illinois, raised puppies for Paws With a Cause & Canine Companions for Independence and previously sat on the board of Freedom Paws Assistance Dogs. Her current dog, a Springer Spaniel named Rudder, just started in the sport of nosework.
While she loves working directly with dogs, Maddie most enjoys teaching paw-rents how to better understand and communicate with their pets in order to build a lasting foundation. She’s an excellent resource for all your canine nutrition and enrichment questions, so ask away! She’ll be happy to help you learn more.