Cody, more than just a pet, was her beacon of hope and strength. Together, they navigated the difficult times and discovered a bond that was deeper than a typical human-canine relationship. Cody's companionship and unconditional love inspired Anne to delve deeper into understanding canine psychology and behavior. With this newfound interest, Anne sought the guidance of renowned dog trainer and behaviorist, Cesar Millan. She trained under Millan at the Dog Psychology Center in California, absorbing his philosophy, and combining it with her personal experiences and insights. This experience fueled her passion further and she decided to pivot her career towards her newfound love - working with dogs.
Upon returning to New York, Anne embarked on her new career path, walking dogs and offering boarding services. The wealth of knowledge she had gained, paired with her evident love for canines, quickly made her a favorite among dog owners in Manhattan. Her passion project blossomed into "Cousin Anne's Dog Academy", a state-of-the-art facility located on the upper side of Manhattan, New York. Cousin Anne's Dog Academy isn't just a dog-care facility, it's a home for dogs. It features individual "nests" or crates for up to ten dogs and an enclosed backyard that offers a safe space for play and training. But what truly sets it apart is Anne's unique approach to training and nurturing. Anne specializes in training new puppies, with a particular emphasis on housebreaking and social skills. Her methods prioritize love, positive reinforcement, and patience, firmly believing in cultivating good habits over punitive measures. She is dedicated to instilling good canine citizenship, understanding that a well-adjusted dog brings immeasurable joy to a family. From a professional editor to an acclaimed dog trainer, Cousin Anne's story is a testament to the transformative power of love and resilience. Her journey resonates with many and brings hope to those looking for a loving and effective solution for their puppies' training needs.