Husband and Wife Duo
Bethany started this company with her husband Chris because of her love of the outdoors, animals, and physical fitness. Growing up on a farm in Illinois, she found a hobby in training herding dogs at the young age of 9. That hobby soon led to a business showing dogs. Her first win was the IL State Hi-scoring Obedience Title. This led to showing in Basic Obedience where she put a CD (AKC, CKC) and an CDX (AKC, CKC) on several dogs. During her years showing she also put several Grand Champions on different breeds, as well as 6 Showmanship medals with Australian Shepherds. Bethany worked under an IACP professional for 4 years before starting her own business as well as working as a vet assistant. She quickly found that behavior training was needed and through positive re-enforcement and understanding the pack mentality, she has succeeded in working with breeds of all sizes and ages. For years she has worked in S. California to restore balance and peace in the pack.
Chris moved to California as a writer and actor after meeting his wife Bethany in NYC. Growing up on a farm in Georgia, he is no stranger to hard work and animals. His love of animals grew as a child after he met his first dog, a basset hound named Bo who would eat his Grandma’s biscuits and gravy-and still lived to an old age! Since then, he hasn’t been without a dog. Though he isn’t an avid runner, Chris made a business as a personal trainer for more then 10 years and is a competitive kick boxer, so he has no trouble keeping up with our running paws.
With a growing clientele, Chris and Bethany are always adding new walkers, joggers, pet-sitters, and even trainers to their Dogercise Team. That way they can give you the last minute cover you may need. All employees hired through Dogercise are friends, a referral from a friend, or a client referral so you can feel at ease while we take care of your canine family.