Because Julie works from home, she has found a way to combine her love for animals with her job as an international recruiter. She has experience working with a variety of puppies, from newly separated pups to ones who ‘skipped’ early training. Her training style focuses on positive reinforcement which she believes is an effective way to train dogs. She finds Crockett Doodles’ pups rewarding to work with as they are both smart and affectionate. She works with puppies on crate training, potty training, and basic commands. These are important skills for puppies to learn, and Julie loves helping them become well-behaved members of their new families.
James Brammer and his wife, Deanna, love working with the Crockett Doodles’ pups to teach them to master basic commands, walk well on a leash, ask to go outside, and otherwise learn to become responsible members of your family. When not working with pups, James is on the business school faculty of a local university and Deanna is assembling delicious creations for her baking business. James loves using whatever time is left getting his hands dirty growing things in the garden with both flowers and vegetables. When they have time off, James and Deanna love traveling and discovering the world.
Tamara has completed the Baxter & Bella puppy training program and is a homeschooling mom with four children still inside the nest. The youngest, who is 11, has always been in love with all things puppy. He along with his older siblings completed the junior puppy training at Baxter & Bella. Tamara’s family lives on two acres that provides a great environment for puppy leash training, walks, socialization and structured play. Her family has a short-haired inside/outside cat and an Anatolian Pyrenees dog. Tamara is hearing impaired and enjoys sending progress videos via text and email. Her hobbies are cooking, gardening, reading and traveling.
A Greenville native, Diana is married to a great guy (going on 15 years!) and proud mom to 3 busy boys! We have 2 pups of our own, Bear and Poppy, as well as a cat, Wade. I have a background in sales and marketing which has helped us build a successful business. I love to cook, bake and read. We adore our animals and in the past have fostered many animals as they waited for their Forever Homes. We love to work together as a family to train your sweet pups and we focus our attention on socializing your puppy with our dogs and children. We believe a well-socialized puppy is a happy puppy. We teach consistency and routine to your puppy and will shower them with love and cuddles while they work on crate training and learning to sit and lay down.
Alessia always wanted a dog but had to wait until she was married with kids before she was finally able to add a furry family member to her home. Now a homeschool and adoptive mom of three, she and her husband, Daniel, own a dog, cat, and tortoise. When not teaching or puppy training, you can find Alessia reading novels, sipping chai, and hammocking outside watching the birds. Her kids love all the puppy snuggles and spend time playing with the puppies in their 5 acres of woods. Alessia enjoys giving her puppies excellent socialization and consistent obedience training.
Beth, her husband, and their 3 children love having Crockett Doodles in their home! The boys enjoy cuddles with the puppies and their 9 year old daughter loves to discover the puppy’s personalities and give them treats. Their little dog, Snow White, loves playing with the puppies as well, helping them learn good dog “social” manners. Beth also enjoys working with children at church, cleaning, working outside, and doing family activities. Seeing these puppies mature and learn brings her so much joy. Beth invests in each puppy’s development and training to present you with a well-trained puppy who is ready to join your home.
Originally from Japan, Debbie is a mother of two and grandmother of three. She loves all things outdoors including her rabbits and chickens. Debbie is a former teacher with years of experience at multiple age-levels. She says her new favorite students are Crockett Doodles. She has a beloved Boxer named Mocha and says that Mocha thinks Debbie rescued her, but in reality Mocha rescued Debbie.
A dental hygienist by profession, Lou Ann is also an experienced gardener and enjoys working in her urban farm along with her chickens, rabbit, and cat. Her beloved dog, Murphy, is an AKC-certified Good Citizen and a trained therapy companion who brings joy at a local nursing home. She loves working in nature, sharing her gifts with those who want to learn and spending time with her three grandchildren.
Brittany and her family love training puppies for their new home. She has served with Crockett Doodles as a Transition Home and now as a trainer. She and her husband homeschool their three children. Puppy training plays an important role both in teaching her children and preparing their furry friends for life with a family. Routine, play, and care are the upmost goals to prepare pups for their future home. Her 11 year old enjoys playing with puppies, while her 7 year old is a natural dog whisperer. The youngest (a 4 year old) is gentle and loving with each pup. Their family has a Goldendoodle, Lucy, as well as a puppy-tolerant kitty, Coco, who occasionally joins them for walks. Brittany enjoys sending videos and updates with training progress. Her ultimate aim is to send her training pups home as well-rounded members of the family.
Theresa is a stay-at-home wife and mother of 3 daughters who are growing up way too fast! She also homeschools her children, who all think playing with and training puppies is the best job in the world. In her spare time, Theresa enjoys playing board games, hanging with her family, and beating every escape room within driving distance. She has gone through the Baxter and Bella training and looks forward to more puppies in her future!
I have grown up with and cared for dogs my entire life. I currently look after (and love!) our family’s Bernedoodle, Rosie, and am glad to have the opportunity to care for your puppies until your Adoption Day.
In addition to playing with puppies, I enjoy practicing and playing the cello, volleyball with family, and solving math, calculus, and physics problems. Currently, my plan is to become an engineer in the automotive or aerospace industries.
Valerie and her husband, Tom, enjoy teaching puppies to master basic commands and helping them become responsible members of your family. They have three children who are in middle school and high school who also participate in the training process. When not training puppies, Valerie is involved in her local homeschool cooperative and manages a small Etsy business. Tom works from home and enjoys disc golf and spending time in his garden. In their spare time, they love going to the beach and visiting extended family.
Holly says she’s been fascinated by dog behavior for more than forty years and has the bookshelf to prove it! Her lifelong love of dogs led to her breeding farm collies for several years to be farm helpers and companions. She still has three that help her occasionally with their family’s sheep and goats on their own small farm. Holly truly loves getting puppies ready for their forever homes!
Shari holds a degree in Elementary Education and has been homeschooling her five children since 2007. Before that, she taught second grade at a private school and still loves to be in a classroom setting. Her favorite things to do are to be with her family, hike, and travel. To add to the craziness at home, Shari and her husband Drew also have three dogs: Kaycee, a German Shepherd, Princess, a Bulldog mix, and Chip, a Border Collie.
Jen is a wife and mom of three amazing children ages 4-10. She taught school for nine years and then “retired” to raise a family. She enjoys cooking, gardening, being involved at her church, and spending time with family. They have two dogs, Violet, an Italian Greyhound, and Clover, a medium sized mixed breed and also a large cat named Bentley. Jen has always loved all animals, especially dogs. She was involved in 4-H dog shows as a youth and had many pet sitting jobs. She’s owned or worked with dogs for 30+ years. Jen has a passion for helping people and animals. Jen says there are so many dogs in shelters because of behavior issues and believes having a well-trained dog is essential for everyone’s happiness. Jen says she feels so privileged to be able to help families start their puppies with a foundation of basic skills to put them on the road to success!
Rachel grew up with dogs and has been working with them for most of her life and she’s loved every minute of it! When she was sixteen she began working in a dog daycare, and then moved on to training where she focused on training dogs of all breeds and ages. When she’s not busy training, she enjoys playing volleyball, hiking, photography, and drawing. Rachel and her husband, Seth, also have a dog of their own, Maisy who is a sweet, playful 4-month old Lab Golden Retriever mix. Maisy is a great role model and all the puppies love having her around!
Kristi is a wife, mother to four sons, and a retired homeschool teacher having just graduated her youngest son in May of this year. Their family has enjoyed raising fur babies for many years which now include a cocker spaniel, a min-pin mix, and two black cats. Their family considers it a joy to work with each puppy and forever home through Crockett Doodles. Consistency is so important when training, and Kristi emphasizes this with clear expectations on basic commands such as come, sit, and stay. Crate training and potty training are also utilized. No longer a homeschool mom, Kristi now stays busy as a full-time housekeeper and part-time grocery deliverer. She also enjoys directing children’s choirs, singing, and spending time with her family, especially at the beach.
Diane and Elizabeth are a mother/daughter team that loves training puppies to become well-behaved members of their forever families. Diane is the mother of five grown children and is putting all her parenting skills to work in teaching puppies. She enjoys spending time with her family and reading books. Elizabeth is currently attending college studying kinesiology. She loves helping humans as much as puppies. She likes to draw and exercise when she has extra time.
Elizabeth lives on a 12-acre hobby farm with her husband, 4 sons, daughter, dog (Jack Russell/Yorkshire Terrier mix), cat, cow, and rabbits. Originally from Wisconsin, she formally trained horses for Western and dressage riding shows, but now focuses her energies on training dogs. Elizabeth loves being part of the Crockett Doodles team and thoroughly enjoys training puppies for their forever homes.
Victoria had several dogs growing up and enjoyed training them all. She also serves as a Transition Home for Crockett Doodles. Victoria recently completed the Baxter & Bella training program and loves training puppies to be ready for their forever homes. Victoria and husband and their daughter love playing at the park together. Her daughter loves playing with the puppies and helps acclimate the puppies to little hands.