Desiree Beauchamp

Owner & Founder

Certified Dog Behaviorist
– Licensed Family Dog Mediator
– Separation Anxiety Pro Trainer
– Licensed Family Paws Educator
View full professional credentials here.

You love your dog, and you want to enjoy more fun and freedom together.

And, you want to do this using love and respect, instead of old-school methods that rely on force, make you feel guilty, and are as unnecessary as they are obsolete.  

But sometimes, when you’re in the middle of it… you wonder if that’s really possible, or if it’s just a pipe dream.

That’s why I do what I do.

I grew up on a farm, so working with animals was a part of my daily routine.

In my childhood fantasies, I always had the ability to talk to the animals around me…especially the dogs.

I read everything about dogs I could get my hands on. I was obsessed with stories like Lassie and Where the Red Fern Grows. Then one day, browsing in a used bookstore, I found a book about dog psychology. I was hooked.

Then, Friskies cat treats ran a promotion where you could get a “cat training kit” that included a clicker and instructions if you collected enough stamps from the boxes. So, I used my allowance to buy lots of cat treats. 

Once I had the kit, I got started with the barn cats. Then the chickens, rabbits, cows, goats…and of course the dogs. 

Me, my dad, and my little brother with baby bunnies.
Me in second grade, so engrossed in a dog book that I'm falling out of my chair.
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Alongside working with dogs, I was fascinated by human psychology, especially cultural difference. I worked as an international consultant and designed intercultural training projects for enterprise companies like Bosch, Fluor, Michelin, and Kawasaki, and wrote and delivered curriculum for Clemson University.

All in all, I worked with clients from 60+ countries, spent a lot of time living and/or working in Germany, Brazil, and the UK. I speak fluent Portuguese. 

 But dogs have always held my heart, and I never wandered too far from that. 

I love doing COOL STUFF with dogs. 

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I’m an Internationally Certified Canine Behaviorist, and there are less than 300 professionals with equivalent certification worldwide.

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I’ve worked as a K9 Handler for Wilderness Search and Rescue. (When you depend on your dog to save human lives, you learn to build a different kind of trust!)

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I’ve worked in Animal Assisted Therapy and seen how my dogs’ wisdom and intuition had the power to transform human suffering.

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I’ve rehabilitated dogs with severe aggression and fear issues. In fact, this is my specialization!

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I’ve worked as a chairwoman in a dog rescue organization.

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I’ve trained, competed, and titled in a variety of performance dog sports.

Want more details about my professional credentials?  Find those here.

“There were so many benefits to working with Desiree! She was able to foresee everything that was coming, so we were ready and had the tools to deal with it. She provided constant advice any time we had a question or an issue. Now Gazoo has self-control, knows how to behave, and is the perfect dog for us. Desiree will put at least as much effort as you do to make certain you get your dream dog. She truly is the Dog Whisperer. She is completely passionate about dogs and it is clear she truly loves what she does.”  Jolie Joseph

“When we reached out to Desiree, we were all miserable! We had no control over Hayley at all and her behavior was deeply disturbing. I tried a lot of training ideas and methods that didn’t work at all. I cried. A lot. Today, she’s a totally different dog. If you’re at the end of your patience and sanity, and your relationship with your dog is breaking your heart — or even if there are things you just don’t understand about the dog who shares your lifeyou have to do this training. If this works for Hayley, it’ll work for any dog…as long as you can toss your preconceived notions of dog training and behavior, and learn a different way of understanding dogs. Your dog deserves it as much as you do.” — Jill Holland

“We were afraid we would not be able to keep both our dogs, but as soon as we met Desiree, our worries vanished. She helped us learn to trust our dogs. We have gotten much better at communicating and reading our dogs’ signals. This was a real eye-opener for us, and now we have helped our dogs form healthy relationships with each other. Plus, she never made us feel like we had a “silly” question.” — Will Moore

Here’s what I love to do with my dogs, now:

Inca kayaking
Millie at the beach
Millie & Inca hiking

Day to day, my dogs and I enjoy plenty of adventures together.

I like to eat at sidewalk cafes, and my pups hang out with me and watch the people go by.

We love to hike, travel, and explore new places.

We even go kayaking together.

Each dog I’ve been privileged to share my journey with has taught me so many incredible lessons. I learn more from them every day.

I’ve seen all sides of it now, and I know that true connection is possible.


More is possible for you and your dog, too.

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He is my other eyes that can see above the clouds; my other ears that hear above the winds. He is the part of me that can reach out into the sea…

He has taught me the meaning of devotion. With him, I know a secret comfort and a private peace. He has brought me understanding where before I was ignorant…

…His head on my knee can heal my human hurts. His presence by my side is protection against my fears of dark and unknown things.

He has promised to wait for me – whenever, wherever—in case I need him. And I expect I will, as I always have. He is my dog.”

Gene Hill