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WHO WE ARE - We are Jenny and Bill Schneider
We are the owners of Camp Canine USA LLC --- dedicated to the training and well-being of companion dogs. Camp Canine USA LLC was developed through the love and commitment we feel for our own canine companions.
Camp Canine USA provides Positive, reward-based Training and Behavior Counseling. Our programs are designed to provide fun, exciting, happy, stress-free, positive experiences and results for both dogs and their people.
I am a Certified Pet Dog Trainer-Knowledge Assessed (CPDT-KA) and professional member of the APDT, the Association of Pet Dog Trainers. I am an Atlanta, Georgia native. When I was a little girl, I wanted to be a veterinarian. I also wanted to be a singer, dancer and an actress. So wouldnt you know, I wound up working in radio and television not as a singer, dancer or actress, but rather as a reporter and news anchor. I have logged more than 25 years in major market and network radio and television. I am still a freelance news writer to this day. Through it all, I never lost my love of animals or my passion for learning what makes them tick.
That passion led me to spend 18 months studying under Pat Miller, one of the most highly regarded dog trainers and authors in the country. Her training center, Peaceable Paws LLC, is based in Hagerstown, Maryland. Pat began as, and still is, my mentor, but she is also a treasured friend.
I came away from my time with Pat with a deep desire to pass the positive training philosophy on to whoever would listen. It is a philosophy that recognizes dogs as thinking, feeling creatures with a rich capacity and willingness to learn. All a person needs are patience, a sense of fun and a pocketful of rewards to open the door to that special relationship between dog and human.
I have been training dogs and their people since 2002. I work with local Atlanta-area rescue groups. Bill and I also have opened our home and our pack to numerous foster dogs in transition to their forever homes. I teach group classes, and much of my work has been one-on-one in private, in-home training, not only for basic manners but also largely for behavior assessment and modification programs for challenges ranging from remedial housetraining to serious aggressive behavior. My husband Bill and I understand the importance of training, exercise and socialization to the success and harmony of the dog-human relationship. Through training, as well as emotional and physical wellness, a solid bond is forged. As a result, everyone in the family has a deeper understanding of their dogs role in their lives and their role in their dogs life.
I grew up in Wisconsin and have lived in metro Atlanta since 1991. I, too, have logged many years in television production and network television management in Atlanta --- 15 years, in all. As part of various network production crews, I have traveled the world from political campaign hotspots such as Iowa and New Hampshire to war zones in Chechnya and Bosnia-Herzegovina.
Jenny and I met because the paths of our respective media careers merged.
But that was then and this is now. It was -- and is -- our passion for dogs, cats and the animal world, in general, that set us on our current path.
We are members in good standing with the Association of Pet Dog Trainers, which provides us with continuing education and a solid professional network. We are American Red Cross-certified in Pet First Aid. We are experienced, bonded and insured. We continue our work with local animal rescue groups to provide training, support and information in order to help build strong relationships for adopting families. We both continue to attend conventions, seminars and workshops on a number of Canine Health, Wellness and Training topics.
Camp Canine has been our longtime dream. We hope you will get to know us, so that we can share a bit of that dream with you.
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