About the Owner

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Elena Sweet is founder and owner of Totally Dog®. She is a professional dog trainer, Certified Canine Behavior Specialist by the elite group of FEMA and NASAR canine behaviorists, and, most importantly, she is a true animal lover. She is certified in Pet First Aid and CPR.

Elena began her canine training career in 1995 as a professional member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers, the only entity at the time that offered ongoing continuing education in the field of humane dog training. As such, she endorses only reward based training.

Elena received her undergraduate degree in Business Management from the University of Miami with studies in the MBA Program. She was an active member of Miami Dade Fire Rescue’s Urban Search and Rescue, Florida Task Force 1 since 1999 working with her two certified SAR dogs, Thea and Streater. She deployed with the team as a canine specialist in response to many disasters worldwide such as the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center, September 11, 2001 in NYC, the August 1999 search effort after an earthquake hit Turkey, the flooding in New Orleans caused by Katrina and many other disasters. She is currently proud to serve her community as a Fire Fighter/Paramedic for MDFR.

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