MEET THE STAFF
Joyce Keeton, CBC
Certified Canine Behavior Counselor, Fear Free Certified Trainer, and Expert Dog Trainer
Joyce loves dogs!! When you meet her, you will experience this first hand. She always has a funny story to tell and enjoys talking to anyone and everyone about their dogs. She also enjoys helping people with any problems and answering any questions they have about their dogs. Her background includes almost 30 years of experince working with dogs including...working at Animal Control, being a Veterinarian Assistant, a Kennel Technician, owning and operating a pet sitting service, owning and operating 3 Pet Hotels, here and in Florida, showing dogs in AKC conformation, training and showing dogs in AKC Rally O and Obedience. Joyce is an Expert Dog Trainer, specializing in dog socialization, enrichment, and communication as well as a Specialist in Dog Behavior focusing on helping dogs with severe behavioral issues such as fears, anxiety, reactivity and aggression. She is constantly studying and attending educational opportunities to enhance her knowledge and skills. In March, 2019, Joyce received her Certification as a Fear Free Trainer with the goal of working with local Veterinarians to reduce and hopefully eliminate fear, anxiety, and stress (FAS) in our familly dogs and cats during routine Veterinarian visits.
Joyce loves to see dogs and their people succeed together. She works hard everyday to assure that people love their dogs and their behavior as much as their dogs love them.
Rescue is very important to Joyce and you will see any number of these wonderful dogs at The Dog Spot working on finding their confidence, getting healthy, and looking for their new forever homes. Some of the rescues she is involved with include Pound Puppies 'N Kittens, English Bulldog Rescue of GA, Five Freedoms Farm, Atlanta Boxer Rescue, Out of The Box Boxer Rescue, Caitlin's Vine of Bravery, and Angels Among Us.
Savannah Eldridge, ABCDT
ABC Certified Dog Trainer, Manager
Savanna came to us as a student from the Animal Behavior College. She is being mentored by Joyce and has completed her Certification process.
During Savannah's mentorship, it was noticed that she has an incredible and natural raport with dogs so she was asked to join the team at The Dog Spot as a Dog Caretaker. It didn't take long for her to prove her dedication and talent. Savannah was promoted to Manager shortly after being hired and now leads the amazing team at TDS.
Savannah is already helping our playcare and train and board and train dogs learn their new behaviors as well as teaching many of our Group Classes. She is studying and practicing to start teaching privately as well. Keep your eyes on Savannah, she is turning out to be an amazing leader and trainer!