Natahnee is an Associate Certified member of the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants. She holds a BA in Animal Behavior from Franklin and Marshall College, an MS in Biology from Shippensburg University, and has completed the Aggression in Dogs Master course with the esteemed Michael Shikashio. Natahnee has experience documenting and quantifying animal behavior “in the wild” in Yellowstone National Park and Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge and more than 15 years of experience evaluating and rehabilitating shelter and rescue of dogs. She is co-creator of Cheddar Paws Dog Art, an artist collective with a mission to paint long-term shelter and rescue dogs (and cats) to help them gain exposure and get adopted. You can find Cheddar Paws paintings on display at various local businesses. Natahnee also volunteers with the Ned Smith Center for Nature and Art’s Saw- Whet Owl research program.
Rhonda is an Accredited Dog Trainer (IAABC-ADT) through the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants. She has completed the Aggression in Dogs master course taught by the highly sought-after Michael Shikashio. Growing up in northern Pennsylvania on the family farm allowed Rhonda to spend time with an array of animals. As early as she can remember, she’s always had a love for all animals, especially dogs.
Rhonda volunteers at two local shelters walking dogs as well as helps local rescues with reference calls, home visits and events. She is the cofounder of Tahoe’s Legacy Fund, a fund created to educate and advocate against animal cruelty. She enjoys researching and learning about all things dog – she’s currently exploring how nose work can be used to help train and enrich her canine clients. Outside of volunteering, Rhonda enjoys hiking, biking and golf but her absolute favorite pastime is playing with her own two rescue dogs, Bella and Bentley.