My great pride is to get happy dogs with their families.

Positive training is essential to reach it. 

Who am I

Maybe like you, I found the early days of having a puppy very challenging. When I first rescued Sushi at 5 months from Ozark Homeward Bound, she was very shy. Sushi was afraid of noises, unable to climb stairs and timid in her new surroundings. 

I was frustrated trying to understand how to work with this sweet, scared young puppy until I realized that training was the answer

Through training, Sushi became more responsive, happy, confident and free. Sushi and I discovered a whole new world.

With my eyes opened to this new world I decided to change my career.

I enrolled and completed The Karen Pryor Academy training, a leading positive reinforcement and science based dog training method with a worldwide reputation for having great success.

I completed 6 months of intense training, which included workshops, videos, exercises, homework, assignments, quizzes and different tests.

While taking the classes I also volunteered with the nonprofit organization, Your Dog's Friend in Rockville, MD, as an assistant dog trainer and with

K9-Lifesavers to find a new home for rescue dogs.

Since completing my training I have continued to volunteer while starting my business, Sir Doggie.

While living in South Africa, I was involved with the Guide Dogs Association and volunteered as a trainer and supervisor. During this time, I am most proud of raising Oslo. 

Oslo is now a Service Dog in Capetown.

I am back in the DC area and I'm volunteering with the

Guide Dog Foundation and America's VetDogs, to conduct puppy camps for dogs with behavior issues.

Once again I am volunteering and assisting with classes for puppy Kindergarten, basic obedience, basic manners, puppy parties, and agility at Your Dog's Friend.

Oh I forgot! You won't miss my French accent!

I'm French and fluent in English.

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Sushi came to us from Kentucky

when she was 5 months old

Oslo and Andrew
Oslo and Andrew

Oslo and his new person

Our first time together
Our first time together

all these hands for me!
all these hands for me!

Oslo and Andrew
Oslo and Andrew

Oslo and his new person

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Oslo and his new person,

then his life with me in South-Africa

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"We have been using the services of Sir-Doggie when we first got our puppy, Bodie, 2-months old at the time.  Gaelle is a wonderful trainer. She has taught our family so many different things that have enabled us to manage him.  We still have a lot to learn, but I am confident that by working closely with Gaelle we will be able to reach our goal of having a well-trained and happy dog that will bring us joy for many years to come.  I highly recommend Sir-Doggie!"

S. W. with Bodie – EBCA - Bethesda, MD