Vanessa M. Lee, ABCDT, CPCT - Owner/Operator, Dog Trainer
As the founder and co-owner/operator of Ruff Relations, Vanessa Lee has over 9 years of dog training experience. She is a certified dog trainer, a CGC evaluator, a full member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT), a certified pet care technician, and she has attended a Pet Saver Program where she was trained in pet first aid & CPR. She gained most of her experience assisting classes with area dog trainers for nearly 3 years and later teaching group classes at several local pet facilities. Her mentors include Marcia Ritchie of the Family Companion, Kim Sauer of Sit N' Stay Pet Services, and Jeannine Jay of the Canine Sports Complex.
Vanessa has taken courses through the Companion Animal Sciences Institute and continues to expand her knowledge of dog care & training by networking with other pet professionals and through seminars, books, and continuing education courses. She has been through a wide variety of dog training classes and was active in agility with her own dogs, Sookie and Natalie. Natalie is a Canine Good Citizen and was previously a Therapy Dog, registered with Therapy Dogs International (TDI).
In addition to running daycare and teaching dog training classes, Vanessa is also a professional pet photographer and is currently attending grooming school.
CPR & Pet First Aid
PetTech - CPR & Pet First Aid
Animal Behavior College Mentor Trainer
Animal Behavior College
Certified Pet Care Technician (CPCT)
Pet Care Services Association
PetTech - CPR & First Aid
AKC Canine Good Citizen Approved Evaluator
AKC Canine Good Citizen / S.T.A.R. Puppy
Animal Behavior College Certified Dog Trainer (ABCDT)
Animal Behavior College
09/01/2006 - 07/25/2007
Diploma of Canine Nutrition (Dip.CN)
Companion Animal Sciences Institute
07/14/2005 - 07/06/2007
Danielle Reinard - Owner/Operator
Danielle obtained most of her dog handling experience assisting off-leash playgroups and helping with obedience classes and private lessons. It was not long before she realized that a career with dogs was in her future. Impressed with her enthusiasm and ability to read dogs, Vanessa later invited her to join Ruff Relations, where she became co-owner in June 2012. She enjoys being able to bring her own dogs to work - Lizzie & Allie (yellow labs), Maurice (a chihuahua/pug), and Sidney (an australian shepherd).
Danielle is certified in Pet CPR & First Aid through PetTech® and is a professional pet photographer, responsible for creating many of the amazing photos displayed on our facebook page and at Ruff Relations. She is also currently enrolled in grooming school and anticipates completing the program in early 2016.
Wendy - Front Desk
Alison - Daycare Monitor/Dog Trainer
Kylie - Daycare Monitor
Lisa - Daycare Monitor