Certified Trainer: Courtney Baird
Courtney has a Bachelor of Science in Animal Behavior, Ecology and Conservation from Canisius College in Buffalo, New York. It was during that time that she found her passion for working with dogs, while also having the incredible experience of working with wild animals like Samango monkeys and smaller crawlers like rhinoceros beetles!
Courtney is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer through the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers, as well as a Certified Dog Behavior Consultant through the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants.
Most of her professional career has been spent in sheltering. She was a Humane Pet Trainer for the Virginia Beach SPCA and most recently managed the behavior team of South Carolina’s largest Animal Society, Charleston Animal Society. Courtney took great pride in being able to work hands-on with the dogs in the shelter, and see them through into their forever homes.
Courtney has an excitement for showing dog parents the true potential their dogs have. Continuously growing the human-animal bond on a foundation of trust is what makes her smile each and every day.
She has three pups of her own that keep her quite busy! Stark the Boxer, and her two rescues Holly and Gracie. Originally from New York, Courtney is excited to continue to explore the south!