Amanda Billingham LIVES dogs… all day, every day! Amanda chose to pursue her passion of training dogs, after 6 years in the successful field of dental work. We are so glad she did!
Amanda has been sharing her skills with pet owners since 2016, when she became a Certified Dog Training Instructor. It is at this time she started her own business ‘ Aunty Amanda’s Pet Care and Dog Training’. She is a graduate of PetSmart Academy (which involves 3 years of book work, observations and hands on experience for her certification not only as a trainer but also to work in the Grooming area of the chain store) She worked at Pet Smart for 3 years.
She has worked with all different breeds of dogs; big and small she works with them all...So she fits right in here at The Right Paw. Amanda has been working with dogs and their families on basic obedience, proper manners, leash skills and even some fun trick work! Amanda also volunteers for several rescue groups ;Great Dog New England rescue and Sunshine Golden Retriever rescue doing phone interviews and home visits. She’s a member in good standing of the IACP (International Association for Canine Professionals) is certified through the AKC as a CGC tester. She continues to educate herself by attending seminars, listening to podcasts and also reaching out to other trainers. This keeps her skills sharp as there is always more to learn in our growing field.
Amanda owns 3 dogs herself, a border collie - blue heeler mix named Bailey, a golden retriever named Samson and a mixed ‘all American’ girl named Lucy, who is as sweet as can be!. Amanda works with her dogs every day and is planning on performing in the agility ring with Bailey.
In her free time she enjoys going to Cross Fit, training for marathons and relaxing with her fiancé and 3 dogs.
We are so glad to have her join our Right Paw Pack!
We hope she never looks back…