Jean Cary has over thirty years of experience training companion dogs, Pet Assisted Therapy dogs and pheasant hunting dogs. For the past two decades, she has been involved with Pet Assisted Therapy programs, establishing teams to visit with patients at four hospitals on the San Francisco Peninsula. Jean has mentored with Martina Contreras, a certified professional dog trainer for obedience and agility training and Glenn Martyn, Executive Director of the Hearing Dogs Program in San Francisco. Since 2012 she has focused on training service dogs for mobility and psychiatric assistance for both adult and pediatric clients. She has in-depth experience working with children with physical handicaps or those on the autism spectrum. Her previous careers as a Surgical Assistant and as a designer specializing in Accessibility give her a strong background for focusing on the needs of the disabled individual and to ensure that they train their dog safely and with compassion. She has trained both of her dogs (a Westie and a Lab) as service dogs who serve as demo dogs for service work.
- Trained in Pet First Aid and CPR
- Socialization Trainer for Peninsula Humane Society
- Member of Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT)
- Service Dog Tutor is an Insured Business
- 31 years experience as an interior decorator with an emphasis on accessible design