All About Jennifer Brand
Certified Dog Trainer
Jennifer Brand was born and raised in Houston, TX. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Dance, with minors in Psychology and Theater, from Stephen F. Austin State University in May of 2013. Jennifer volunteered at the local Humane Society while attending college. She always had a love for dogs and gained a love for cats while working in the shelter. This led to her adoption of her cat Zoro in her senior year of college in 2013. She drove Zoro with her all the way to New York City!
In October of 2014, Jennifer officially moved to New York City with the hopes of becoming a singer, dancer and actress. Things took a turn when she started her first dog walking job not long after her move to the Big Apple! It was a dream job for her and soon she got an opportunity she never expected. Jennifer’s friend at the dog walking company was also walking her own dogs in her spare time. She had too many dogs and asked her, “Would you like to start your own dog walking business?” The thought had never crossed her mind. Jennifer took that opportunity with Linus in the picture above. This started her journey in creating Jennifer’s Dogs and her love of Pitbulls.
Established in 2014, Jennifer’s Dogs was born! Jennifer gained knowledge by training under Ferdie Yau. He is one of the most knowledgeable Behavior Consultants in New York City. As the years went by, She gained valuable skills with handling all types of dogs. Especially in dogs with fear based behavioral issues with other dogs. She took this knowledge and began training dogs using Positive Reinforcement and Behavior Adjustment Training. Jennifer also received her dog training certification (CPDT-KA) through The Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers (CCPDT). She actively follows their Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics Policy as well as LIMA (Least Intrusive, Minimally Aversive). Find out more about these in our FAQ section!
Jennifer’s Dogs now specializes in dog training and pet sitting! Due to Covid-19, we are thankful for all of our loyal customers old and new. It wouldn’t be possible for Jennifer’s dream of working with animals without you! When she’s not working with clients, Jennifer loves snuggling with her cat Zoro and playing with her other cat Walnut. She also often spends time in New Jersey with her boyfriend and his dog Stella who is like a daughter to her! All three of them are pictured below.