Annie has been a member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers since 2005 and in October 2009 became a Certified Pet Dog Trainer, Knowledge Assessed and is also a member of the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC).
Annie believes owning a dog should be a pleasure and is committed to helping people build a better relationship with their dog. She believes in building a training program to suit
you and your dog, there is no “one-size-fits-all” solution.
Gary graduated from the New York School of Dog Grooming
in 2003 and has worked in the pet industry ever since.
His own belief that grooming should not be a traumatic experience has led him to his philosophy of working with not only the dog but the owner as well to achieve a well balanced relationship between them. This leads to a more rewarding
grooming experience for everyone.
Gary and Annie also work closely with Sugar Mutts Rescue. They groom and clean up the dogs that are surrendered to Sugar Mutts before they start their new life. They also donate a portion of the training class fees to Sugar Mutts when training classes are held there. Gary & Annie believe that every dog should have the best chance at having a fun, loved filled life!
CURRENT BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Priscilla Queen of the Groom Shop came into our lives
September 2015. We received a call from a friend of ours over at the Brooklyn City Shelter telling us she had a dog that we might be interested in adopting. She sent us a photo and Gary melted.
We met her the next day and of course she came home with us! The only thing anyone knew about her was that she was a 7 month old owner surrender. She is quite the character! She is loud, quirky but so loveable. She has some issues that she is working on but she is the right fit to take on Board of Director duties!
What can we say about Phoebe! Her story is actually very cute. We took Priscilla to her first dog event – a fundraiser for Sugar Mutts Rescue and Phoebe (at that time she was known as Flop) had just arrived from the south. They found each other and started playing. Hmm, we began to think that maybe we found the second of the “My Two Dogs”.
Priscilla went off to daycare at Sugar Mutts, they got along nicely, so we brought Phoebe (Flop) home for a trial run. That was October 2015. We made it official and changed her name to Phoebe Flop and that crazy hound/lab mix has kept us on our toes ever since!
ORIGINAL BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Was born in 2001, not sure what month, we think March but we know she was only 8 weeks old. We’re pretty sure she had a nice life; lots of training classes and she even became a certified therapy dog!
She was our original official greeter, and everyone who knew her, adored her. She will always be our best example of what good training and socializing can do!
Sadly, Lucy left us in 2015 at the age of 14. She left us with great memories and a wealth of stories! She will always be with us and be a part of My Two Dogs.
We picked her out of a shelter in 2002. She was a bit of a mess; afraid of men, loud noises, being touched and absolutely NO social skills. You could say she was a good example of training & patience, and she loved to test that!
She worked through most of her problems but she still loved to bark at anyone and everything! She used to fly her freak flag and let us dye her tail and ears hot pink and ultraviolet.
She also left us in 2015 at the age of 14 but left us with memories and laughs to last a lifetime. She too will always be with us and forever be a part of My Two Dogs.