Okay so I joined DTA several years ago, Aug 28, 2009 to be exact, but I don't think I have ever officially introduced myself. So here goes.... I'm Sharon. I have a golden retriever named River, he is probably more commonly known around here, he has an intro page already. I studied Animal Training, Behavior and Enrichment at Delaware Valley college and then I transferred to Bergin University of Canine Studies (in California) to study Service Dog Education. I did a short internship at Canine Partners for Life (PA) and then moved to MA and interned with American Poodles At Work (APAW). I moved to Ma around the time I joined DTA. River was born around that time as well Aug. 22, 2009. I didn't meet him until 6 months later. He is from a breeder and is an amazing dog. I wanted to rescue a dog but was turned down for reasons they didn't care to mention so I finally gave up and went with a breeder and searched for a really nice dog and have not been disappointed. River is my very first dog and he has taught me a lot! Training is my hobby, my life and my passion. We enjoy trick training and advanced training. I currently teach dog training classes at PetSmart as well. I would love to get into Service dog training as a career some day. Other then training I enjoy juggling, swimming, painting and drawing, being outside (with my dog) and photography. You can find us on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/SullivanOlssen There are videos of River, dogs I trained at APAW and BUCS.