Results at Pets Behave are not by chance. We use proven, positive training methods that get you to your training goals. Whether you are house training your puppy or dealing with an aggression problem, we can help.
Owner and Manager of Pets Behave
R.N. Dip CABT. CDBC
Certified Dog Behavior Consultant, Trainer and CGC Evaluator
Debbie Revell is outstanding in the field of dog training and behavior. She holds a Diploma in Companion Animal Behavior and Training from the Centre of Applied Pet Ethnology in England. She is a Certified Dog Behavior Consultant and clinical member of the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC), Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT) and a Diplomat of the Centre of Applied Pet Ethnology (the study of animal behavior)Committed to training methods using positive reinforcement Debbie is an advocate of clicker training. She has been clicker training animals for over 15 years and competes with her clicker trained dogs in top levels of obedience and agility. She has many years experience in the training and rehabilitation of problem dogs and cats and is an expert on the effects of diet on canine behavior and training.Debbie offers advice for pets with problem behaviors and teaches a variety of dog training classes from puppy to advanced levels. She gives workshops on learning theory, clicker training, aggression and behavior modification. She is a member of the Five Flags Dog Training Club and the Florida Pan-Handlers Australian Shepherd Club. In addition, she works with local rescue organizations and shelters giving advice and temperament testing some of the more challenging dogs.Living with Debbie are Digger, a Border Collie-Aussie cross, Zoom the Papillion and Skye, a Border Collie.___________________________________________________________________________________________________
Nutcha loves all animals and animal training is her gift. Nutcha graduated from Eckerd College in 2008 with a degree in Marine Biology. For 2 years, she has worked at the Gulfarium as a marine mammal trainer. Since she also has a special interest in learning more about dog training, Nutcha has been assisting at Pets Behave for a couple of years, observing and transferring her hands-on training skills from sea to land. Her goal is to become a top notch dog trainer. Nutcha’s family includes 2 wild and crazy Shih Tzu’s, Taylor and Sammy.
Emily’s dream job has always been to work with animals. For the last two years Emily has worked full
time as a marine mammal trainer at the Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park. In addition, she not only has been teaching Puppy and Beginner Obedience classes at Pets Behave but also has dedicated much of her time to fostering cats for SOCKS (Save Our Cats and Kittens) in Fort Walton Beach and saving many kittens’ lives. With all of her experience, Emily brings to Pets Behave a wealth of training and expert skills. Emily received her BS degree with a major in Biology and a minor in Psychology from University of Virginia in 2010. While in Virginia she volunteered at the local SPCA training and rehabilitating rescue dogs for adoption. She was also involved in their Pit Bull program. She lives with her three cats: Autumn, Peanut and Abraham. Emily is delighted to be living her dream
TrainerLinda’s passion is helping people achieve their training goals with their best friend and having a lot of fun along the way. She has over 20 years experience in working with a variety of breeds in addition to teaching dog obedience and agility classes. Linda has been an active member of the Five Flags Dog Training Club of Pensacola for many years serving as President, plus a number of other offices. She is presently serving as the Training Director. Linda is a fully approved AKC Rally Obedience judge and provisional AKC Agility judge. She is also a fully approved Competition Obedience judge for the Australian Shepherd Club of America. Linda has competed with her dogs at the highest levels in Obedience, Rally and Agility. She currently shares her home with Cricket, a Sheltie, Spice and Jet the Papillion’s, and Brooke the Kooikerhonje
TrainerSamantha started showing and training horses competitively at eight years old and has had a passion for training ever since. She attended Michigan State University and in 2007 obtained her bachelors degree in Zoology. After college she was a veterinary technician and dog bather for a year. She then became a marine mammal trainer at Florida’s Gulfarium. While working at the Gulfarium she attended and graduated from the Animal Behavior College with certifications in veterinary assisting and a Certified Dog Trainer. Samantha eventually got her start in professional dog training with an internship at Pets Behave. She was able to utilize that experience when she moved with her husband to Hawaii where she did private dog training and group classes at Petco, along with marine mammal training at Sea Life Park. Since her family has been re-stationed back here in Florida, she has resumed training at the Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park with turtles, penguins, otters, seals, sea lions and dolphins. We are all delighted that Samantha is back and has rejoined us at Pets Behave, teaching puppy to advanced obedience group classes at our Fort Walton Beach and Niceville locations..