Jenny Ochoa and Jessica Davis

Meet our Team

Our Training Philosophy

Arfordable Dog Training’s mission is to provide transparent and affordable dog training for families in Central Texas. We believe every family deserves access to positive reinforcement based dog training to have a flourishing relationship with their pets no matter their circumstances.

Jessica Davis


My name is Jessica Davis, BS, CBCC-KA, CPDT-KA, Fear Free Professional and I started Arfordable Dog Training in 2017 as nothing more than a hobby. All my life I have been an animal lover but after the realization that being a veterinarian would be an unlikely future for me, I turned to customer service. Throughout my career, I knew something was missing. I wanted to give back and help others. I started volunteering at a local shelter and fell in love with the people, the pups, and found my passion. The shelter started a dog training team and the rest is history. 

After 3 years of working with reactive, fearful, and undersocialized pups, I knew it was time to get certified. Along with becoming a certified dog trainer (CPDT-KA) and receiving my CBCC-KA through the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers (CCPDT), helping people make their lives easier with their beloved pups has been my greatest accomplishment. Seeing the impact of a few simple behaviors on families has motivated me to learn more and work harder than ever before.

My training philosophy is to focus on positive reinforcement to train you and your dog. Through positive training, it will allow your relationship to flourish and ensure well-behaved dogs remain as part of the family. Through affordable dog training, behavioral modification and education, families can keep their pets in the home and hopefully, impact the overpopulation of dogs in San Antonio and surrounding cities.

This is a picture of the first reactive dog I ever worked with. (Adopted April 2016). He was my first foster dog. My first heartworm-positive dog. My first pitbull mix – but he was my Willie. Through work and dedication, he found his forever home. He lived a fappy (fat and happy) life in Idaho with his loving family and plenty of people to dote on him until he passed happily in his home in June 2022.

Jenny Ochoa​


Jenny Ochoa, CBCC-KA, CPDT-KA, Certified Fear Free Professional has always loved dogs.  Growing up in the Texas hill country, from a young age she used to love bossing the dogs on the ranch around.  She started at PetSmart in 1999 and never looked back.  For the next 22 years, Jenny was an Area Trainer, then a Regional Area Training Mentor for PetSmart, training not only thousands of dogs and clients in and around San Antonio but training hundreds of dog trainers for the company.  She helped update and improve PetSmart’s training program by literally writing multiple class curriculums and trainer accreditation materials for the company.

In 2022, Jenny made the decision to leave PetSmart, partnered with Jessica, and hasn’t looked back.  As a co-owner of Arfordable Dog Training, Jenny has helped the business grow into where we are today, and we are not done yet.  

Jenny has experience in Behavior Modification as well as training in all levels of obedience and many dog sports. If she doesn’t know how to do it, it’s probably on the list to learn as Jenny is truly a dog nerd and enjoys learning new things.

Jenny has 2 big bad Newfoundlands at home, a 7-year-old retired Therapy Dog Eeko, and 3-year-old 170lb certified Therapy Dog Grizzley. She is also consistently bossed around by 4 fantastic kitties.  

Jenny Ochoa
Isabelle Guevara

Isabelle originally started her career with dogs in the veterinary field. She has always had a passion to help pets in need and strived to get as much hands on knowledge as possible. Between hours interning at a local vet clinic and volunteering mucking stalls at a small horse barn, she helped raise and train a variety of species. From mice and rabbits, to goats, sheep, and horses, she enjoyed training them all! As much as she loved tending to wounds and assisting with vaccinations, nothing could beat the joy of training her previously fearful livestock to heel happily by her side. When time allowed, she even enjoyed trick training her goats and sheep to place on platforms and paw at the ground.

Isabelle continued on to Texas A&M to pursue an animal science degree. She was volunteering for a service dog organization when she herself got diagnosed with type 1 diabetes and began searching for her own diabetic alert dog. Shortly after adopting Haribo, a German shepherd mix from Animal Care Services, she decided to move back to San Antonio to pursue her new passion in animal behavior.

Isabelle never stopped learning, gaining even more certifications and completing online courses while quarantining in 2020 including becoming a Certified Fear Free Trainer, CGC evaluator, and Certified Professional Dog Trainer. Isabelle believes that training shouldn’t just be a necessity when owning pets, but an fun activity for everyone.

Shortly after getting Haribo’s Canine Good Citizen Certification, the duo continued having fun earning trick dog titles and experimenting with dog sports. Although Haribo was unable to become Isabelle’s service dog for medical reasons, together they have competed in Fast Cat, scent work, agility, and dock diving! Isabelle added her papillon to the pack in early 2021. Aptly named, “WiFi” is a natural in the agility ring and can’t wait to show everyone his full potential alongside his sister.

Lisa Anderson


Lisa Anderson is a graduate from The Behrend College at Penn State University with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. She received her first dog training certification from Animal Behavior College and is currently working towards her CPDT-KA through the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers, Inc. She has also completed the Fear Free Animal Trainer Certification Program through Fear Free Pets and is a Certified Fear Free Professional. Lisa’s training philosophy focuses on positive reinforcement and understanding the dog as an individual with individual needs. Throughout her training, she has worked with many dogs of different temperaments and has a passion for rescues and misunderstood dogs. Her favorite quote from Marley and Me is tattooed on her arm as a constant reminder for why she is passionate about training: “Dogs are great. Bad dogs, if you can really call them that, are perhaps the greatest of them all.” Lisa has always had a love for all animals but especially dogs. After getting her first Great Dane in 2009, she started training extensively with all her dogs and fell in love with the process. Throughout the years, Lisa has owned dogs with a variety of personalities from a certified therapy dog to a dog with severe separation anxiety to a fear reactive dog and a COVID puppy dog. Lisa believes that her years living with all these different dogs allows her to relate to the struggles owners may have with the dogs they love. Lisa’s favorite part of being a dog trainer is watching a handler/dog team start to click and have success together. Lisa currently lives in a small zoo with 4 dogs – Morpheus (mini dachshund), Jax (Great Dane), Rogue (Great Dane) and Charlie (Pittie Mix), 4 cats – Taco, George, Scooter and Twix, and a sassy African Grey Parrot named TRex.

Dori Reid


Hi, my name is Dorian however, everyone calls me Dori. I’m a born and raised Texan although I did tour Madison, Wisconsin to finish high school. As quickly as I could, I made my way back to New Braunfels, Texas.

I have two crazy kiddos that I hold dear to my heart, Victoria and Vanessa. Trust me, you’ll hear stories about them so bear with me. If I’m not talking about them, then I’ll be talking about my fur baby, Tootie.

During my career, I managed a kid’s indoor inflatable bouncy house business then moved into a flooring business as an expeditor for a little over 4 years. I loved my job but never felt complete until I found Arfordable Dog Training. At ADT, I feel right at home. You will see a lot of me helping out trainers, at the front desk with my partner in crime Tootie. or even taking the doggos out for walks.

In my spare time, I love to be outdoors whether it’s going for a hike, kayaking, bike riding or just walking around flea markets, you can always catch me outside.

Mara Eck


Mara Eck is an Active Duty Army Officer in the Military Police Corps and a part-time Certified Professional Dog Trainer. Mara holds a Masters Degree in Public Administration from Troy State University and a Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice from University of Pittsburgh.

Mara has been passionate about animals and especially dogs her whole life and has volunteered at the Hawaii Humane Society where she became a foster failure and adopted her “love bug” Leila (Pit/Airedale mix), who is an AKC Canine Good Citizen. Mara has has trained three of her own dogs (Allie, Leila, & Makana) dating back to 1999 and she loved it so much that she went to Animal Behavior College in California in 2015 and became a Certified Dog Trainer. Mara trains dogs in Puppy101, Basic Obedience, Intermediate Obedience, Advance Obedience, Agility, Trick, and she is an AKC Canine Good Citizen certifier. Mara is also Canine CPR Trained.

Mara’s next goal and passion is to train Service Dogs for Veterans and First Responders and to learn and train dogs that have behavior issues. Mara will be retiring from the Army in October 2022 after 31 years and will be able to pursue her passion of dog training full time.

Sierra Vera


Sierra has always had an interest in working with dogs from the time that she was little. In high school, Sierra took many classes that revolved around animal science and veterinary medicine as well as competing on teams that focused on veterinary science.

Sierra found her love for dog training in 2016 with an organization called Guide Dogs for the Blind. In total she has fostered and trained seven dogs for this organization with one becoming a seeing eye dog, one becoming a therapy dog, and two currently training. As of 2021 Sierra joined the leadership team for guide dogs and manages over twenty student raisers and their puppies. In 2020 Sierra took a position at Petsmart and was the head trainer of her store for two years until May of 2022 when she took a position at Arfordable Dog Training.

Along with her guide dog puppies, Sierra has a black lab named Amiri who enjoys swimming, hiking, and tubing (yes tubing) during their free time. Sierra is currently pursuing an Associates Degree in Business and has plans to get her Bachelors in Psychology.

Johnnie Sikes


Johnnie Sikes is a United States Navy Combat Veteran and retired as a Chief Petty Officer after serving 24 years flying in H-60 Series helicopters performing Search and Rescue. As a former Search and Rescue Swimmer, Johnnie’s passion lives on through the motto “So Others May Live”. His training philosophy focuses on positive reinforcement and ultimately to help both canine and human counterparts thrive in health and wellness. Johnnie holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from University of Maryland Global Campus and is working towards a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology at the University of Texas at San Antonio.

Johnnie has a history of rescuing dogs and discovered his passion to train dogs while working with his own rescue, a pit mix (Ginger). He is canine CPR trained and currently working towards becoming a Certified Professional Dog Trainer. Johnnie has been with Arfordable Dog Training for over a year and has had great success in training behavioral cases, therapy dogs and service dogs. Johnnie’s ultimate goal is to focus his training on Service and Therapy Dogs for Veterans and Trauma Survivors and we’re so happy to have him with us!

Fabiola Aguliar


Fabiola Aguilar is a United States Navy Veteran and served eight years as an Aviation Boatsmate Handler third class petty officer. Fabiola being a local Texas native that always had a passion for animals. Raised on a farm and part of her high school FFA program, working with animals was always in her dreams.

After serving her time in the military, she came back to Texas to be close to her family. Being a mother of 2 beautiful children, she wanted to follow her passion with animals. Through her local veteran affairs, she was partnered with Paws for Purple Heart program. That was her first time working with service dogs and dog trainers. She assisted the dog trainers to help train service dogs for veterans. There her passion bloomed and started her journey. She later became involved with Train a Dog, Save a Warrior to train her pitbull, Rosa, to be her medical service dog. She went on to enroll into CATCH Canine Trainer Academy with the goal of becoming a certified dog trainer. Fabiola’s ultimate goal is to help those in need with their dogs, especially veterans and their families.

Caitlin Hill


Caitlin is passionate about serving people and their dogs. She has studied behavior and training with an emphasis on ethical science-based training solutions for 10 years. She got her start at Karen Pryor Academy and has since worked a variety of cases alongside a host of awesome trainers and behavior specialists. She is a certified behavior consultant through the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers and is a supporting member of the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants.

She enjoys solving a variety of training puzzles, but she especially loves helping reactive and anxious dogs find their confidence. Her favorite thing about being a dog trainer is helping to deepen the understanding between people and their dogs.

Sara StoebnerSara Stoebner


Sarah is currently a full time high school teacher and part-time dog trainer.

Sarah is originally from South Dakota, lived in Hawaii for 11 years and moved to San Antionio about 7 years ago. She has her Bachelors of Science in Astronomy and was in the National Guard as a helicopter mechanic. Although she has a passion for Science and engineering, she has had a very strong love for animals her whole life. She got a dog training job at PetSmart in San Antonio, and stayed for three years. One of her students actually recommended that she become a human teacher and so she did. This took up a lot of her time and she had to stop training. 

Sarah has missed it so much that she has finally decided to go back to dog training. Even though she was certified in the past, she is working on getting current again. She chose Arfordable Dog Training because they believe in the positive reinforcement and Fear Free way of dog training. This is a place where dogs can just be themselves but also get important training they may need.

Sarah has a 6 year old Boxer Poodle mix named Hoku. I took her to PetSmart with me every day when I worked there. She had some major fear issues that we worked on. Now, not all the fear is gone, but she recovers much more quickly. At home Hoku also has to put up with two cats that pick on her.

In her spare time she really loves hiking/camping and trail running. 

Rachel Jastrebski


I am originally from the East Coast and moved to Texas almost 2 years ago. My passion for animals has been around for as long as I can remember. I love all animals, big and small, but dogs are where my heart is. I have been working in the animal field for 12 years and have experience in the daycare, boarding, veterinary, rescue and training side of animal care. I first got into dog training because I saw how impactful it could be for both a dog and humans life. Training is an opportunity to strengthen the bond between dogs and pet parents. People see their dogs as part of the family, and I love getting to help people and their dogs learn to communicate with each other.

Helping dogs work through stress, fear, and anxiety so they can live up to their full potential is so rewarding. I love taking on new challenges and seeing a dog truly learn how to be a dog. My goal with training is always to help dogs and pet parents gain confidence and trust with each other.

I have my own two dogs at home, Scooby and Bailey, as well as two cats, Adichie and Pilgrim. They keep me on my toes and I love them the most. In my free time, I draw, nap, and watch nature documentaries. My ultimate goal is to work with therapy and service animals to help individuals with disabilities.