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._______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Jennifer Kroll
Trainer/ Office Manager
ABC Certified Dog Trainer and CGC EvaluatorJennifer has always freely shared her home with a wide variety of canine breeds. Many of these have been rescue dogs with behavioral problems or special needs. Also, while working with a Pit-bull Rescue group in New York, she has helped to foster and re-train dogs for adoption.Since Jennifer’s lifelong dream was to become a professional dog trainer, she decided to take her experience and love of dogs to the next level. She attended and graduated from the Animal Behavior College as a certified dog trainer. She now teaches puppy, beginner and intermediate pet dog training classes and offers private lessons with Pets Behave. Since dogs with behavior issues have a special place in Jennifer’s heart, she is working as an apprentice with her mentor, Debbie Revell, studying the treatment of dog behavior problems. She feels that many of these dogs are misunderstood, lack proper training, and all too often end up in shelters.Jennifer actively pursues continuing education with additional courses and seminars. Her goal is to become a certified dog behavior consultant and help people and their dogs enjoy a happy and harmonious life together.Using her prior work experience, Jennifer is also the Office Manager at Pets Behave. She lives with her son, Jarrett, two Chinese crested Powder Puffs, Kiki & Ranger, and Border Collie Puppy, Blaze.___________________________________________________________________________________________________
Marilynn SmithAgility TrainerMarilynn shines in the agility ring. She has reached top levels showing her dogs in agility, conformation, and obedience. She is a member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers, Five Flags Dog Training Club, and the Border Collie Society of America. She has over 20 years experience training and competing in obedience and agility. Marilynn competes in agility with a number of organizations including AKC, NADAC, USDAA, and ASCA. She attends seminars, workshops, events, and coaching to further her knowledge and skills. She is in the process of qualifying as an AKC Agility Judge. Marilynn shares her home with her Border Collie, Ice and Australian Shepherd, Rock.
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..