Sabrina Watts established Good Dog for Life in 2005 with many future goals in mind however “Our mission is to keep dogs in forever homes”; so they aren’t tossed between homes or into a shelter where their future is uncertain or grim.
With a varied background of groomer, dog walker to Humane Officer, now as a trainer she takes in the “bigger picture” and believes that each dog and family need something different to reach whatever his or her level of success is. Sabrina attended and graduated Animal Behavior College in 2005-2008. During this time she also attended the level 3 Police Academy while she was a Humane Officer working in East Palo Alto. Her work there as well as the death of Officer Rich May inspired her to start a k-9 program with the youth there.
Sabrina began teaching in a large pet store chain in 2006, and advanced to training their new Canine Education Instructors for the district. She also taught classes for adults and specialized classes for kids’ years 8-12 in Menlo Park at their city recreation center. She is a member as well as insured through the Association of Pet Dog Trainers. She has helped re-home several dogs and has hundreds of hours of training experience. Sabrina believes in remaining teachable and is a member of Behavior Education Network and attends workshops to continue her education. In her spare time, Sabrina is attending San Francisco’s City College specializing in Youth Development. She is building a non-profit for dogs and at-risk youth. Her team is currently working with the youth at St. Francis of Assisi Youth Club in East Palo Alto as well as the adolescents at Our Common Ground in Redwood City, CA.
Tink Reynoso has been training with Sabrina since 2008. He is a natural handler and dogs respond great to him. He has been working with dogs full time since 2009. He graduated Trish King’s K-9 Academy in May 2011 and also continues to go to conferences and such to improve his knowledge.
Sabrina and Tink currently live in Redwood City with their 4 dogs Kali, Pepper, Freya and Little Mama.