My name is Jocelyn Willis. I am a Wife and Mom of 2 of the sweetest little girls. We have 2 cats, a silly American Pitbull Terrier pup named Zuko, a very smart and fun Doberman named Lilly and a French Bulldog named Jax that is silly and has the best ears. I was born and raised in New England, I thoroughly enjoy all four seasons we are afforded here in beautiful New Hampshire. As a family, we enjoy activities out in nature like hiking, camping, swimming, snowboarding and training Zuko, Lilly and Jax on our local rail trails. Our favorite is taking our family and dogs camping.
I am a kid at heart. A silly joke will make me smile anytime. I love playing with kids and dogs because they are so pure at heart and there's no judgement in their eyes. My favorite foods are Mac and Cheese and ooey gooey Brownies. I'm a water junkie. You will see me swigging water all day long. I love to sing and dance to a good song. Country, Rock, Pop, Latin.. they all make my hips sway and feet move.
I am one of those people who can't sit still. I am always doing something, whether that be building the fence for my play yard so boarding dogs can romp around and play or you can often find me taking a long pack walk with my dogs and kids up our private paved path that leads to a Quarry. I love to soak up the sun and I get out in nature every chance I get.
I am an avid traveler. I have been to many states and countries. I travel for business every 3-4 months and for pleasure atleast 1-2 times a year. I've lived in New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Florida, and I did a summer abroad in Australia, which I absolutely loved.
I bet you're wondering what brought me to dog training! I was a School Teacher for 11 years. I worked with kids in an inner city with disabilities, mostly in 3rd grade. I had my second daughter very prematurely and was let go from my job because I was out of school for so many months to help her heal. I took 2 years off of my career to help her become a big, strong and healthy girl. When it was time to go back I couldn't quite get myself to do it. I searched my soul and decided I needed to be back working with dogs. My first dog Chance was my soul dog. I adopted him before children and marriage, but he was there to help me raise my girls. When I met him, he was at the shelter for 11 months and he was just barely over a year so most of his life was spent either on the streets of NYC or in the confines of a loud shelter. Behaviors were BOUND to come out of that. He was a tough nut to crack, but I was determined that there was a great dog under all that idiotic behavior. I learned so much from him, but I learned more from the people who helped me create a great dog. I started volunteer training at shelters, then I worked as an adoption counselor and finally I got a job as a trainer at a facility and it just took off from there. I opened my own business December 2016 and it's been a wild ride.
I am a proud member of the International Association of Canine Professionals and have earned a Dog Trainer certification through them.
Curious about more? Feel free to ask! I can't wait to get to know you and your family!