MEET OUR TRAINER
Hey there, my name is India, but you can call me Indi! I grew up right here in these beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. When I'm not with clients, you can usually find me on the trails, hiking with my two dogs, or at Team Mannon's training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. I have a wide range of passions, and training dogs is at the top of the list.
Believe it or not, I had a phobia of dogs that lasted into my early twenties. I finally got past my fear by doing regular walk-throughs at the local pound. During my first visit, I spotted a gorgeous pit bull in the very back of the shelter. She really intrigued me, and I felt a connection with her, but I was too scared to get her out. After three months, she was at the end of the road there, and I was finally ready to adopt her. After only a few minutes with her out of the kennel, my fear was completely gone.
I brought her home, and within a few days, she started showing signs of aggression towards people and other dogs, as well as severe separation anxiety. There was absolutely no way I was taking her back to the shelter. I was at a complete loss, and that's when I began looking into canine behavior. I decided to go to school to learn all about training. My friends and family couldn't believe it! I went from having a phobia of dogs, to being a certified dog trainer in a year and a half. That chain of events changed my life in so many beautiful ways, and I'm so grateful that I can do what I love, and help other owners who feel the same way I did.
I have a passion for training dogs, including those that other trainers have given up on! Every dog has great potential when they're given direction they understand. No dog is a lost cause.
Certified Dog Trainer
Positive Outcomes Dog Training
Indi's gentle approach and in-depth knowledge provided a positive environment for our 5-year old doberman, Bonnie, to learn and thrive in. We weren't sure there was much that could be done to reform Bonnie's behavior that revolved around separation anxiety and aggression toward other dogs.
During our one-on-one training sessions, we learned techniques that changed the way we interacted with Bonnie and resulted in immediate positive behavioral changes. We can't recommend Indi enough. Bonnie is happier and healthier - as are we! Thank you Indi!!!
-Jennifer, Kean and Bonnie Sayre