I'm Jessica Cefai. I've always loved animals and pursued animal studies in college, earning a B.S. in Zoology from Michigan State University. As a zookeeper at Potter Park Zoo, I was responsible for the enrichment and behavioral training of the river otters, and assisted in training exercises with the Black Rhinos and Amur Tigers.
Shortly after, I moved on to working with dogs and haven't looked back! I have worked at two wonderful boarding and daycare facilities, and absolutely love my current position as a bona fide "dog wrangler" at Camp Fido Dog Daycare. In my free time, I train my Cattle Dog/Rat Terrier mix, Bart, in dock diving (we earned our first title this year from Ultimate Air Dogs), flying disc and CPE agility.
I feel so lucky that I get to spend my days with all shapes, sizes, breeds, ages and personalities. My job is fun, and I've also found it to be a great window into the world of dog behavior!
When I'm not wrangling at Camp Fido or training at TipTopTails, my husband and I are usually relaxing with our dog Bart and our huge Ragdoll cat, Kiddy. In my spare time I also enjoy creating hand-drawn and painted pet portraits from photographs.
Learning new skills and building stronger relationships through teamwork is such a fun and rewarding process, and I am thrilled to have the chance to work with you and your dog!
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