Our Team

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 with nothing more than a hobby. All my life I have been an animal lover but was never a math/science person. 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. The people, the pups, and the passion. The shelter started a dog training team and the rest is history. 

After 3 years of working with reactive, fearful, and socialized 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. To see 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 4/10/2016) 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 now lives a fappy (fat and happy) life in Idaho with his loving sister and plenty of people to dote on him.

My heart will always be with the shelter pups. 
They are the reason I work today.

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.  Jenny started training dogs at a young age and never lost the bug.  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 also helped update and improve PetSmart’s training program by literally writing multiple class curriculums and accreditation materials for the company.

In 2022, Jenny decided 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 she’s not done yet.  

Jenny has experience in Behavior Modification as well as training 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, 6 year old certified Therapy Dog Eeko, and 2 year old 160lb goofball Grizzley. She is also consistently bossed around by 3 fantastic kitties.

Isabelle Guevara
CPDT-KA, Fear Free Professional

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.

Johnnie Sikes

BA, Trainer

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!

Dori Reid

Facility Manager

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 bare with me. If I’m not talking about them, then I’ll be talking about my fur babies, Leya and Julia.

During my career, I managed a kids 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 alot of me helping out trainers, at the front desk or even taking the doggos out for walks.

My main goal is to one day become a trainer myself. In my spare time, I love to be outdoors whether its going for a hike, kayaking, bike riding or just walking around flea market, you can always catch me outside.

Mara Eck

MPA, ABCDT, Trainer

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.

Lisa Anderson

Lisa Anderson is a graduate from The Behrend College at Penn State University with a degree in Psychology. Recently, she graduated from Animal Behavior College and is currently working towards her CPDT-KA through the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers, Inc. Her 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.

We couldn’t be more excited to have her. Please help me welcome her to the team!