With a mature team of certified pet sitters and more than 20 years experience, Aunt Penny is committed to providing the most effective, convenient solutions to clients’ dog training needs, pet care needs, and family challenges.
Penny avidly pursues ongoing continuing education and professional development by attending seminars and webinars, as well as keeping current on all industry literature. Penny is well-respected and receives referrals from local veterinarians, kennels and humane societies, whose staff she trains on handling fearful dogs and cats in a safe and humane way.
Penny has a diverse background in canines and training through her work with service dogs for people with physical challenges, working in a vet hospital, owning a boarding, grooming, training and breeding kennel, and then branching into Aunt Penny’s Pet Sitting and Dog Training.
Penny is a licensed expert presenter for Family Paws Parent Education, an Advanced Certified Pet Tech, a Certified Professional Dog Trainer, a dog bite prevention counselor, a professional member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT), and a member of the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC), the Association of Animal Behavior Professionals (AABP), and the Pet Professional Guild (PPG).
Penny and her husband Shawn reside in Irwin, PA and have four adult children and three grandchildren. When not helping clients enjoy easier lives with their canine companions, Penny enjoys her own seven dogs, two pygmy goats and two betta fish.