Jennifer has over 14 years of experience in animal-related career fields, including veterinary medical technology, pet boarding and animal research. She completed 3 years at the University of Illinois in Companion Animal Sciences and has a degree in Business Administration. Additionally, Jennifer has been involved in dog rescue for more than 12 years. She has run her own rescue for 2 years in order to further help stray and puppy mill dogs in our area. Through her work experience as well as many classes and seminars, Jennifer has learned much about canine behavior.
Prior to getting her first Bloodhound in 1985, Kathy Hightshoe had participated in animal training as a 4-H member and worked as a Veterinary Assistant. In 1987, she attended a Bloodhound Man-trailing Seminar sponsored by the Florida Search Dog Network where she met her husband who was an instructor and 25 year member of the National Police Bloodhound Association. Since that time, she has trained Bloodhounds and other breeds as tracking dogs. Kathy has participated in active searches for lost children and missing Alzheimer patients.
She has also trained dogs on numerous subjects, including Scent Discrimination, Man Trailing, Water Searches, Cadaver Recovery, Obedience, Agility, Herding and much more. She and her trained dogs have earned many titles from the AKC, AHBA and ASCA. Kathy is currently training and working dogs in high level Obedience, Herding and Agility toward their championships. Committed to providing the most effective, convenient solutions to her dog training needs, Kathy avidly pursues ongoing continuing education and professional development by attending several seminars, clinics & workshops per year and keeping current on all industry literature.
Kathy also travels to other pest control companies to assist with bed bug detection and training dog handlers.