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Brenna Palen's first love for dogs started when her parents got a black lab puppy when she was less than a year old. She grew up in Arizona with 7 younger brothers and always had a wide array of animals to keep her company. She grew up around horses, dogs, cats, and any other wild or companion animal she brought home. She rode competitively in Hunter Jumper through High School and has always had a special bond with horses. Her first experience with training beyond family dogs came in the form of a black lab puppy named Felton who she raised for Guide Dogs for the Blind. Felton is what sparked her interest in not only training dogs but helping others. Felton went on to become a Guide Dog in Ohio and Brenna still gets frequent updates. After Felton, Brenna has raised 2 more Guide Dogs, one of which was career changed and has become Brenna's best friend. Raising Guide Dogs ignited a passion in Brenna for helping people and dogs form life-long partnerships and unbreakable bonds. 

Between raising Guide Dogs, Brenna became involved in an animal rescue in Tucson. She started out as just a weekend volunteer but quickly got suckered into fostering an adorable doe-eyed pit bull. That one fostering case turned into over 30+ dogs that she fostered. Many of the dogs had behavioral problems from circumstances before they were rescued. These dogs granted Brenna the experience of working with them to overcome past trauma and issues. In rescue she worked dogs through fear aggression, separation anxiety, fearfulness, and possession issues. Seeing the transformation in the rescues gives Brenna the most amazing sense of satisfaction and joy. 

Having these life changing experiences has molded Brenna into the trainer she is today and she's always ready (and eager) to learn more. She believes that our dogs are not only furry friends, but family. All families work differently and training should be molded to fit each individual need, for the success and happiness of the family and dogs. 

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