Meet Our Board
When I decided to add a second dog, I chose one that I knew had a “few” issues. I thought I could bring her around but discovered, she needed a professional! After watching what great progress she made with the right help, I was hooked. I’m on the board because I know that Dogs Unbroken can help dogs that others pass by. These dogs we support, can become balanced and be the perfect companion for the right person. It is very important for me to help these dogs because I know they are worth it!
Moo was abandoned in a public park, tied to a swing set. She had lost her confidence and her joy. Moo rebounded through a balanced training method, and is now happy, bubbly, and the first to come up and offer anyone a slobbery dog kiss.
When my husband and I decided to get a second dog we found a pup who looked like a breed that people were known to discriminate against. We wanted to have a happy, balanced life with our dog and knew that training him would help us accomplish this. During this effective training journey, we met dogs who had been less fortunate than our own dogs. They once had difficult lives and needed care. I know that the balanced training method we used and hard work will transform them just as it has us and our dog. I am motivated to help serve these special dogs because they deserve the chance to use their brains, be their best selves and live good lives. I am honored to serve on the Dogs Unbroken Board and have a small part in caring and supporting these dogs so they can find good lives and enhance the lives of others.
Ellen got started with dogs when she raised a puppy for Guide Dogs for the Blind twenty years ago. Currently, she lives with Elliott, a 7 year old pug who stars in commercials, and Franklin, a 5 year old Australian Cattle Dog who is how she came to appreciate drive and the need for clear, consistent handling. She often fosters big energy dogs and helps them direct their energy and work needs.
Moving across the country from everything I have ever known (with my then fiancé who had a very demanding job) sure did make me lonely to say the least. My fiancé knew I was feeling a bit depressed, so shortly after our move, I found a sweet 16 pound malamute under the tree… and he sure changed my life. Shaka and I did everything together but when he turned two he started to have a lot of behaviors I did not know how to deal with. I was worried we were not going to be able to do as much together but getting him the training he needed has again changed our lives and we can do even more together now.
Quick bio coming soon…