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.