A Kansas native, Jamie Eaton founded Lewis and Clark Canine Coaching after moving back to Midwest in 2014. Prior to that time, she lived and worked in the Washington DC area for 16 years.
Before Jamie was drawn to field of dog training, she spent a decade in the national security field. Looking for a change, she chose a career in dog training after her rescue dog Bryn became highly reactive. As many of you know, it’s not easy having a reactive dog in an urban environment, and she became inspired to do everything she could to make Bryn’s life as stress-free as possible. As a result, she began studying with the Animal Behavior College in 2009 and then completed an apprenticeship with a local trainer. Jamie lost her Bryn in August 2010 to a rare immunological disorder, but she continues to inspire her on a daily basis.
Jamie has been certified by the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers as a certified professional dog trainer (CPDT-KA). She has also studied with renown positive trainer Pat Miller at her Peaceable Paws Academy and is a graduate of her Level 1 Canine Behavior and Training Intern Academy.
Jamie considers continuing education to be a vital component of providing the best service available. To that end, she graduated from Dr. Susan Friedman’s course Living and Learning with Animals in 2017 and audited the course in 2018. Dr. Friedman is a psychology professor at Utah State University who has pioneered the application of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) to captive and companion animals. She most recently attended an Aggression in Dogs – Safety, Defensive Handling, and Training course instructed by Michael Shikashio, CDBC – Certified Dog Behavior Consultant through the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC). Michael is one of fewer than 200 Certified Dog Behavior Consultants in the entire world.
In her free time, Jamie enjoys spending time with her two Landseer Newfoundlands, Uka and Bane. You can read more about Raising Bane in our blog here.