We believe that there is no behavior problem that warrants the use of force, fear, coercion, pain or discomfort as a solution; therefore, we will never, frighten, corner, pinch, kick, hit, poke, choke, or shock your pet.
Our trainers are certified behavior specialists, each bringing unique experience to the table. Bloom is committed to improving the quality of life of pets and pet parents in our community.
Owner and Trainer
Angie earned a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts and Sciences, Psychology from San Diego State University. In addition, Angie earned the CPDT-KA certification from the Certification Council of Professional Dog Trainers as well as the Fear Free Professional Certification from Fear Free Pets. Angie holds a LIMA-compliant Professional Membership with the Association of Professional Dog Trainers and is an approved Canine Good Citizen Evaluator for the American Kennel Club as well as a mentor trainer for Animal Behavior College students. Angie was formerly the Behavior and Training Coordinator for the San Diego Humane Society.
Paws, our 165 pound Great Dane, started developing leash aggression after being bitten twice by aggressive “dog park” dogs. I searched online for dog trainers in the area and mostly read about “e-collars” or other use of force. I was very excited when I read about Angie’s work. She is all about positive reinforcement! We’ve learned so much about dog behavior. I thought I had enough common sense to read my dog’s body language but Angie gave me some insight that I hadn’t expected. Now we participate in weekly group classes to work on desensitizing Paws and keep him calm and happy around other dogs. He is doing great and I walk him without any worries. Angie has an incredible talent. She gives you the tools to communicate properly with your dog. She teaches you how to practice the correct behavior in realistic situations and the results are amazing. It not only resolves issues you might have but strengthens the bond between you and your furry friend. -Julia H.
Calista is a Certified Dog Trainer who received certification from Animal Behavior College. Calista holds a Professional Membership with the Association of Professional Dog Trainers and is an approved Canine Good Citizen Evaluator for the American Kennel Club. Calista was formerly a mentee of Angie, and has worked and volunteered with dogs all throughout her life, from providing neighborhood dog walking services to volunteering in local animal shelters, as well as working as a Kennel Attendant in two veterinary clinics.
I'm so happy we chose Bloom! We did private sessions with Calista. The main issue we wanted to address was our dog's fear of kids. Now he can't get enough of the attention the neighborhood kids give him. Calista was wonderful. She was accessible, flexible, patient, and knowledgeable. I also like that she uses positive reinforcement to train the dog (and us!). My dog loved her right away. I couldn't be happier! -Lisa S.
Lindsey earned a Bachelors of Science in Criminal Justice from Roger Williams University. In addition, Lindsey earned a Masters in Psychology from University of the Rockies. Lindsey is a Certified Dog Trainer who has attended the Victoria Stilwell Dog Training Academy. Lindsey has worked with animals throughout her life in several different capacities. As a huge advocate of animal welfare, Lindsey also holds a position in Humane Law Enforcement at the San Diego Humane Society.
We adopted a senior dog and needed help getting him comfortable in his new home. He seemed to have some mild separation anxiety and Lindsey gave us the tools to help him feel relaxed while we weren't home. Lindsey was an absolute pleasure to work with. She was calm and compassionate with all of us and our dog loved her! We will definitely call Lindsey if we ever need help with our dog again! -Michael F.