Jen Humphrey - Owner
THE RIGHT PAW arrived in central Massachusetts around 1992-1993. It was owned and operated by Darlynn Tracey-Oberg for 28 years. In 2020, Darlynn retried and sold The Right Paw to Jen Humphrey (Banks).
Jen entered the profession of dog training back in 2009 as an Assistance dog trainer. (Dogs to assist humans with their daily tasks) Her goal is to help you train your dog to behave the way YOU want. Whether you want a well-mannered house pet who doesn't bark out the window and jump on guests or an off leash hiking partner that listens when you call them. Jen has an extensive work history and makes a point to continue in her education. Her career started when she worked as a volunteer for NEADS as a Kennel Volunteer from 2004-2009. Then she moved up to a 2 year Assistance Dog Apprentice Program from 2009- 2011. She attended Assistance Dogs International Conference in 2014. Added another Apprentice program to her resume with Alpha Dog K9 Training from 2014-2018. Achieved her BA Degree of Psychology at UMASS Lowell Class of 2017.
Jen takes her continued education quite seriously, her extensive list of participation is as follows; Participated in a 20 hour Program in 2016 with The Loyal Hound, Dream Come True K9 Program 217, Dream Come True K9 Seminar 2017, Seminar Quiet Dog Daycare Seminar 2018, K9 Connection Program with Tyler Muto in 2018, Understanding K9 Behavior seminar with Blake & Tyler in 2018, IACP Conference 2018, Shade Whitesel seminar 2018, NePoPo seminar with Pat Suart 2019, Prime Canine Shaping Seminar with Jas Whiting 2019, Canine Paradigm Seminar 2019 and recently attended the IACP Conference September 2019. Jen is anxiously awaiting her next NePoPo Seminar with Pat Stuart coming this April 2020!
When Jen is not educating clients or continuing in her education she can be found at dog shows showing her adorable 3 year old Staffordshire Bull Terrier "Moonpie" in Rally or Obedience. Moonpie has acquired her Rally Novice and her Companion Dog Titles so far... Jen also has an accomplish 6 year old Shiba Inu named Bomba! Bomba has earned all her Rally Titles from the NOVICE level all the way through the EXCELLENT level, CGC title, Novice Standard and Jumpers agility titles, Social Responsibility Title through GRC Dogsports and has more recently started in her new interest NOSEWORK!
Jen is happily married to her very supportive husband Andy.