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.
Debbie Revell, 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 Sarangkasisi, Trainer
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 Thomas, Trainer
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 everyday! _______________________________________________________________________________________
Samantha Fuentes, Trainer
Samantha 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.
Lisa Graham, Trainer
Lisa Graham discovered the sport of agility in Palm Beach County with her Golden, Sophie, in 2001. Since that time, she has gained experience training and competing in multiple agility venues including AKC, NADAC, USDAA and UKC. She has qualified for and competed in the AKC Agility National Championships with both Sophie and her second Golden, Riley. In addition, Lisa and Sophie earned the honorific of the Golden Retriever Club of America’s Agility Dog Hall of Fame. And now, Lisa and her third Golden, Finnegan, are actively competing in USDAA as well as in AKC with Agility, Obedience and Rally.
After a move to the Sarasota/Bradenton area, Lisa joined the Sarasota Obedience Training Club where she began teaching agility and soon became the Agility Director for the club. During this time, Lisa followed the latest handling trends and was instrumental in developing a very successful agility program. After stepping down as the Agility Director, Lisa was invited to fill in and teach classes for Karen Holik during her absences. While at Karen’s facility, Lisa had the privilege of watching and working with many excellent dogs and handlers from the Tampa Bay Area.
Lisa has taught all levels of agility, has worked with a wide range of breeds and handler skill sets, and enjoys the challenge of finding the best options for each dog/handler team. Lisa’s approach to teaching is to make sure that in each class, students will learn something new, will improve their existing skills and will be reminded of just how much fun Agility can be. Lisa teaches beginner through advanced agility group classes. She offers specialty agility workshops, such as weave poles and contacts and distance handling. Lisa is also available for private lessons.
Linda Mills, 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.
Gina Brown, Professional GroomerGina is owner and manager of The Groom Room LLC. Gina has been showing dogs since 2005, starting in Great Danes. She is a professional dog groomer and is certified with the National Dog Groomers Association of America (NDGAA). Gina also competes all over the country in competitive dog grooming. In her very first competition she came in 3rd place from a large group of competitors.
Gina attended one of the top grooming schools taught by groomers ranked #1 by the NDGAA. Two of her well known instructors were Michael Lamb of Kyiara Poodles and Pina Pinkusevish. “Not only did I learn the art of professional dog grooming, I developed a better eye for dogs and learned techniques for grooming dogs that would make me the best I could be whether in a grooming shop or at the dog shows”.
After working with Great Danes, Gina decided on a breed of her own, the Shetland Sheepdog (Sheltie). Gina attended conformation and handling classes in Miami. She then went on to work with a professional handler for 2 years. Gina’s kennel name is Rockstar Shelties. She has her own Champion now, CH Lacewood Rockstar who is in agility and obedience training.
We are delighted that Gina has brought her business and professional grooming skills to Pets Behave and the local community. She can be reached at 850-533-0174 or firstname.lastname@example.org.