Emma Clarke has been working with dogs for the past eight years. This work with dogs inspired her to study Companion Animal Behavior at the University of Southampton. She is a graduate of the University of Sussex, with a degree in Neuroscience. Emma has two dogs, with varying degrees of behavioral issues. She is excited to be back in the Bay Area and sharing her knowledge and passion for all animals.
Lisa Gunter, CBCC-KA, CPDT-KA, has worked with dogs and cats at animal shelters and with owners for over eight years. She received her training certification from the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers in 2007 and earned her behavior consulting certification in 2011. She is an AKC Canine Good Citizen (CGC) and APDT Canine Life & Social Skills (CLASS) evaluator. During her career Lisa has supervised the dog program at Pets Unlimited and managed the shelter behavior departments at the Dumb Friends League and Animal Humane New Mexico. She shares her home with her Border Collie, Sonya, Lab/Poodle mix, Sweets and three charming chickens.
Lauryn Varnum is a lover of all things four-legged, and constantly trying to find ways to increase her knowledge on working with dogs. She is a dogTec Certified walker, as well as a graduate of the Canine Behavior Academy in Marin, and is proud to have recently become CPDT-KA certified. She misses the warm weather of her home town of Sacramento, but is excted about all the opportunities working in the Bay Area has provided. She is also the proud mom of a 5 year old Daschund mix named Jack who is steadily becoming less and less barky.
Sinclair Walker has been an animal lover, especially dogs, since as long a he can remember. He recently moved back to the Bay Area after spending over a year in New York City, where he bgan working professionally as a dog walker. He is a proud graduate of the dogTEC Dog Walking Academy, and is a recent (and proud) parent of a rescued Blue Nose Pitbull named Izzy. Izzy is rapdily growing into a very charming and well mannered dog.
Kalen Jennings worked as a doggie daycare attendant before joing the Pawsitive Tails team, although she has enjoyed being around dogs all her life. She is DogTEC (DWA) and Pet First Aid Certified. On an average walk, Kalen likes to take the dogs exploring along the sandy trails at Fort Funston before hitting the beach for splash time. Ponyo is Kalen's dog and walk assistant. He loves to initiate the game of tag, and is friend to old and young alike. Follow on instagram @bykalen for occasional photos of dogs on the trail.
Caitlin Steffen knew at a young age that she would be an animal lover for life. Her very first job was cleaning kennels at the local veterinary kennels at the local veterinary hospital in her hometown. After taking some time to earn her degree and try out different emplyment prospects, she was attracted, once again to a job working with dogs. As a recent DogTEC graduate, she looks forward to her future working with dogs and continues to develop her knowledge through reading and learning.
Jess Vu came to Pawsitive Tails as their first trainee dog walker, she had absolutely no experience as a dog walker. She is now one of their most experienced and competant walkers who is certified by DogTEC and has been through Marin Humane Society's Canine Behavior Academy. She recently adopted a puppy named Blue.