About

IMG_1663Mission: Educating the world about animal behavior with expertise and passion.

The Basics: Lover of animal behavior, impassioned for social justice, demander of service dog reform. Please bring wine and cheese.

Abigail and her service dog Macallan reside in Alabama.  Abigail is the founder and director of Roverchase; a Service Dog School and Canine Behavior Facility.  Abigail and Macallan share their lives with Brian the human, a toy poodle with purple ears, a pet pig, a very beloved ferret, and a mini service horse in training.

 

Abigail’s Professional Biography:

Abigail is the owner of Roverchase and has been a professional dog trainer for 17 years. As one of the most certified dog trainers in the southeastern U.S., she is the only certified canine behavior consultant in Alabama, a certified professional dog trainer, and one of just 70 trainers worldwide selected by Victoria Stilwell to hold the prestigious title of Victoria Stilwell Professional Dog Trainer.

Abigail is also a member of the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants and the Association of Professional Dog Trainers. She previously has worked as a veterinary technician, professional groomer, and professional pet sitter. When Abigail is not at Roverchase, she is often touring the country attending & teaching at continuing education seminars and events.

Certifications/Degrees

  • Victoria Stilwell Professional Dog Trainer

  • Certified Canine Behavior Consultant
  • Certified Professional Dog Trainer

  • Association of Professional Dog Trainers

  • Pet Sitter International Professional

  • BA

Experience

  • 10 years as a Veterinary Technician

  • 17 years as a Professional Dog Behavior Consultant

  • 5 years as a professional groomer

  • 19 years as a professional pet sitter

Publications

  • Expert writer for Positively.com

  • Expert writer for Animal Advocates of Alabama

  • Published regularly as an expert opinion writer in major canine publications