Vicky Palmer

Private Trainer & Day School Trainer

Pronouns: (she/her/hers)

Working at her parents’ boarding kennel at the age of 14 kickstarted her journey working with and training dogs. 23 years later, she’s still doing what she knows best, helping dogs and their parents, anyway she can.

Vicky headed off to the animal shelter world after receiving a BA in Biology and Animal Behavior in 2009. After volunteering at her local shelter during college, she realized she wanted to work with homeless dogs who needed and deserved a second chance. While overseeing the behavior department, Vicky completed her Masters Certificate from CATCH Canine Trainers Academy and earned a Free Fear Handling Certificate as well. Vicky was also the volunteer coordinator and was enthusiastic about teaching behavior and why dogs behave the way they do. When she sees the “light bulb” go off above the handler’s head, it provides her with a sense of accomplishment. It’s great to be able to be a part of that journey with the handlers and their best friends.

After spending over almost 15 years in animal shelters and managing her own behavior departments, she wanted a change of pace and decided to bring her knowledge of dog behavior and training to families who greatly need guidance and a listening ear. All Dogs Allowed has been a rewarding experience for her because it has given her the opportunity to help pet parents and their 4-legged kids in a different capacity.

Working with multiple types of dogs with all sorts of behavior issues, five days a week, and raising a spirited little boy, was basically like having her own dog. However, since venturing out of that world, she’s not getting her doggie fix, which means she’s experiencing “doggie fever.” Growing up with 6 cats and 3 dogs, she is certain she’ll have a pack of her own soon.

Credentials & Continuing Education

BA in Biology and Animal Behavior, CATCH Canine Trainer Academy Master Certificate, Fear Free Handling Certificate, Certified Family Dog Mediator