Desireé Kilen, Animal Behavior College Dog Trainer (ABCDT), has at all times liked animals particularly canine. Despite the various job titles she’s held through the years which embody a stint as a movie show supervisor, a bell desk dispatcher, a board operator and a receptionist, she’s at all times had a ardour for working with canine and their house owners. To her, serving to house owners develop comfortable and wholesome relationships with their four-legged companions is crucial to a harmonious partnership.
“I love helping people and bringing humans and animals closer through training and trust-building,” she mentioned. “I bring my love of animals to everyone I work with which is why I want to share everything I know about dogs to help owners build stronger relationships with them.”
It’s this dedication to educating house owners that Desireé accepted a chance to take part in America Matters’ radio call-in program “Out to Lunch with Deidra” [Martinez]. The one-hour, four-segment program airs on Mondays from midday till 1 p.m. PDT. During her section, Desireé solutions questions and talks about all the pieces from correcting destructive behaviors and when to name the veterinarian to understanding canine breeds and fundamental canine coaching methods.
“A caller asked how he could get his dog to stop eating trash,” she recalled. “I explained that some dogs will raid the trash out of boredom or when they smell something interesting. Some do it because they’re hungry.”
She suggested the caller to make sure the pooch is well-fed and that his dietary wants are being met. She additionally inspired him to take the canine on walks to make sure he receives satisfactory train and to hunt skilled canine coaching if crucial.
“When the caller hung up, I found my mind racing. I came up with even more suggestions and contacted him after the show through Facebook,” she laughed.
Desireé has at all times loved studying and educating. In truth, she earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Elementary Education and at one time deliberate to be a trainer. Disillusioned by a public schooling system overly centered on test-scores, she determined to not pursue a educating profession. In 2016, it was her want to be “her own boss” doing what she loved most – coaching canine and their house owners – that impressed her to enroll in ABC’s Dog Trainer Program.
“I wanted to make a difference in someone’s life and felt that making a difference in a dog’s life would be even better,” she mentioned. “[In addition to the training received at ABC], I felt I could use my Elementary Education degree and apply what I learned to become a dog trainer.”
In April of 2017, Desireé opened a canine coaching enterprise known as Desireé’s Dog Training in Reno, Nevada the place she provides optimistic reinforcement coaching and behavioral counseling. In addition, she teaches classes in Sparks, Nevada. The busy entrepreneur works full-time as a Traffic Assistant for an area radio station and spends all of her spare time coaching canine and constructing her enterprise.
“I enjoy watching the relationship between dogs and their owners improve from when I first begin working with them to when we’re finished,” she mentioned. “I love being able to see that when dogs are trained properly, the owners see an obvious difference and are so very happy.”
In addition to constructing her canine coaching enterprise, Desireé plans to open a doggy daycare along with her mom as soon as she will discover a constructing to accommodate it. She appears to be like ahead to the day when she will work at her enterprise full-time and convey her canine to work along with her.
“I want to be able to spend more time with my four-legged babies,” she mentioned excitedly. “I’ve learned to never give up on dreams that you work towards every day. Stay positive. Everything will work out.”
Desireé’s subsequent call-in section will happen at midday on Monday, May 21st. To pay attention, go to AmericaMatters.us.
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