Our Dog Trainer
Robert has lived with dogs throughout his life…from Hounds to Labradors to Tanzanian Terriers, and several rescued mixed-breeds in between. He grew up training his own dogs and developed a genuine love and respect for the species, so when he returned here after ten years in East Africa, Robert decided to pursue his passion for dogs in a formal career as a trainer. He contacted The Dog Wizard and shortly thereafter began an intensive six-month internship at The Academy, where his training and rehabilitation skills were honed and his love of dogs grew even more. Robert has a natural way with the animals and a desire to bring out the best in them. His programs are designed to be engaging and fun, which he sees as necessary components in producing the desired result – a confident, happy and obedient dog. He particularly likes to work with nervous and “aggressive” dogs, and generally those dogs that people have either given up on or are on their way to doing so. In this respect, Robert is more than just a dog trainer. He is a canine caseworker. And as he sees it, the tougher the case…the greater the rewards! Hank (pictured left) is a Bushy-tailed German Squirrel Hound adopted from the shelter in Charlotte when he was ten months old. Since then, Hank has proved invaluable as a faithful companion and as a business partner. He enjoys running through the woods, barking at statues, sitting on rocks, and chasing down anything that moves. He’s also pretty good with Quickbooks, and makes a decent chicken and cheese quesadilla.
Lead Office Manager
Rachel happily joined The Dog Wizard team in March of 2017! She has grown up with a love of dogs her entire life, so becoming a part of this team was an absolute dream! She and her favorite girl, Lucy, her 11 yr old rescue, handle the day-to-day logistics of the office. Their daily routine includes talking with dogs and their people about their goals in training, scheduling appointments, and managing the office tasks. The best part of her job is being part of such a wonderful team, and helping build positive relationships between people and their pups. In her free time, Rachel loves to play roller derby and macrame. Rachel is a passionate outdoor enthusiast and enjoys spending time outside hiking with Lucy and her two active and energetic sons.
Amy has been with the Dog Wizard Office team since December 2016! Amy has a very important role with being the first point of contact for Dog Wizard clients. She helps manage the day-to-day needs, phone calls, and appointments which she does so well. Amy has a passion for helping customers at the highest level and ensuring they feel great and know that there is hope for their dog. The best part about her job is not only getting to talk with clients about their dogs but also having her rescue mutt, Winston, hang out with her all day! When she's not helping us in the office she can be found enjoying the outdoors with Winston. We are grateful to have her on our team!
Chloe is a New York native! She began working with people with disabilities while obtaining her bachelor's in Social Work. Throughout this journey, she noticed much of her free time was spent caring for animals, so she began a dog sitting business. She took it upon herself to volunteer and give back to the community at local animal shelters and sanctuaries in her free time. Chloe used to competitively ride horses but now just enjoys riding in her free time. Chloe discovered these experiences brought her immense happiness and consequently to shift her career toward one involving helping animals. Chloe is a proud and loyal member of our Dog Wizard family. When you talk to Chloe about your dog and the troubles you are having you will immediately feel at ease with her compassion for you and your dog! One of the best parts of her job, she gets to spend time at home with her two pups Bax and Benji.
Noelle has been a part of The Dog Wizard family when her path as a trainer started in 2011. She launched the Charleston Dog Wizard location in 2012 there she was able to help a lot of clients and their dogs have a better life and gain more freedom. In 2016 Noelle took over as the lead office manager where she was able to make an impact on the team to better serve the clients and trainers. With her first hand training knowledge of and knowing what it was like being on the other side as a trainer the office support was able to grow by leaps and bounds. She has helped build the office team with a family culture, compassion and passion that can be experienced with every client they talk to. Noelle continues to oversee the office but now spends her time continuing to develop and grow The Dog Wizard trainers and their businesses so that we can help even more people than we already do! She spends most days working remotely on her boat with her sidekick, Huckleberry.