Team Leader & Trainer
“Pets can be our friends, our support system, our motivation…our family. Animal owners often want a life for their pets they simply don’t have the time or energy to execute. Canine Comprehensive was born out of my frustration at how hard it was to give my pets a full life, and continue to balance my own.”
Tobey was obsessed with dogs even as a little kid, memorizing breed names and begging her parents for a puppy. In her adult life, she adopted several abandoned dogs who were dumped by members of her community because of behavioral problems. While it takes a village to raise a child, she saw dog owners isolated and overwhelmed by the responsibility of having a pet. After years devouring information on training theory and attending numerous conferences by renowned trainers, she started Canine Comprehensive in 2014.
In her spare time, Tobey volunteers with Grateful Dog Rescue fostering dogs who need additional training and performing behavioral assessments for incoming dogs. She comes from a psychology background and applies these principles to dogs who have experienced trauma or are coping with aggression.