Nicole Larocco, CPDT-KA, moved to Philadelphia in 2008 to become the Director of Animal Behavior and Training for the Pennsylvania SPCA, where she specialized in retraining and rehabilitating fighting pit bulls. She continues that work today as owner and operator of Philly Unleashed, and as the Director of Behavior Programming for New Leash On Life-USA. She also sits on the board of directors for the Certification Counsel for Professional Dog Trainers. She resides in Philadelphia with her fiancé and their two rescued dogs; Uluru, an Australian Cattle Dog mix and Porterhouse, a Border Collie mix, who both compete in obedience, rally and agility.
For more training tips and behavior advice from Nicole, visit the Philly Unleashed website, or follow her on Facebook, Twitter or YouTube.