Madie Sanford is our new Helena and Great Falls trainer! She received her Bachelor’s in Anthrozoology from Carroll College in Helena, MT in 2019. During her senior year, Sanford co-raised the first psychiatric service dog in her program with the help of DTB. Following her graduation, she earned her Master’s in Animal Science at Texas Tech University in 2021, during which she trained seven working dogs to study the environmental effects on canine olfaction. She also studied canine threshold to double base smokeless powder. Sanford started her own dog training business, Bark 4 Joy Dog Training, LLC., in 2018 and is excited to continue this endeavor in addition to being a trainer for Dog Tag Buddies.
Sanford holds significant credentials as a dog trainer, including:
- MS in Animal Biology
- Certified Professional Dog Trainer through CCPDT
- AKC Canine Good Citizens and STAR Puppy Evaluator