Natalie Hawkins CPDT-ka
"I am a, positive methods' trainer, I don't subscribe to techniques that require pain, fear, or intimidation to get
results. I use methods that inspire, encourage, and teach self control. I want my dogs to do something for me because they
want to, not because they are afraid not to. "
By acknowledging each individual pet, owner and home as the unique situations that they are, Natalie helps you better understand your dog. Her goal is to help teach your dog self control by using a series of commands that incorporate voice, body and energy to train. She has helped hundreds of dog and their owners with all types of behavioral issues as well as training for basic and advanced obedience. She has an in depth knowledge of canine behavior, Natural, and homeopathic foods and supplements and Bach Flower Remedies.
Over 18 years of working as a professional dog trainer
15+ years of working as a Veterinary Technician
4 years as a volunteer Dog Trainer for 4-H
6+ years of Dog Training for Evergreen Park & Recreation
Professional Member of the Pet Professionals Guild (PPG)
Professional Member of Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT)
Professional Member of Animal Building Blocks Academy (ABBA)
Member of the Evergreen Chamber of Commerce
AKC Evaluator and Instructor
Jenn cunningham Certified FFL Trainer
Like so many of us in the pet industry Jenn grew up around animals and has spent her life caring for and working with them. Her extensive experience gained through Veterinary Hospitals, Kennels, Shelters and Ranches gave her all the knowledge and understanding to make a great dog trainer. She has been assisting Natalie Hawkins for over 3 years here at Friends for Life and hopes to attain her own CPDT-KA shortly. Jenn is a quick study, very patient, loves working with dogs and their people. Her respect for the dog/owner relationship and teaching style make her a perfect fit. Not to mention, with her degree in Graphic Design and talent as a Fine Artist! Jenn brings color and beauty with her creativity and passion to our business. She creates beautiful logos to accentuate our Company that makes us truly stand out from the crowd!
Jenn has three dogs, Tatortot, Wyatt Twerp and The Cisco Kid and a big handsome kitty, Shamus.
When not training dogs, Jenn can be found in her studio painting!
Eon Hawkins FFL Trainer
Eon has grown up with dogs, he loves all animals and has a unique way with them. Eon is patient, kind, and understanding. Graduated in 2017, he is located in Papillion, Nebraska and will be available to help clients who are interested in puppy basics, obedience, and problem solving. Eon has studied with Friends for Life for several years, he has assisted in group and private classes. An outstanding instructor, Eon is approachable and knowledgeable.