Up until 2002, I enjoyed a full career as an American Airlines captain. Since my retirement, my life’s journey has taken me on a new adventure inspiring what is now—Hands On Paws. I have blended my love of dogs with training and wellness topics—which have always been high priority in the Horn household.
Through education, I am able to share discipline, guidance, and healthy alternatives with my canine loving clients in a safe and cost effective manner. I keep up-to-date on current practices through continuing education and professional development by attending a number of seminars and reviewing industry literature. Hands On Paws is well respected and referred by local veterinarians and dog professionals. In my spare time you will find me participating in Agility and AKC Obedience events with my pack and volunteering at the San Clemente/Dana Point Animal Shelter.
I am a graduate of the Wags and Wiggles Apprenticeship Program, a registered member of both the Association of Professional Dog Trainers and International Association of Animal Massage and Bodywork and proudly earned the Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA) distinction.
In 2012, I was hired as the dog trainer for the San Clemente/Dana Point Animal Shelter. I am pleased to report that since that time I have implemented a number of programs and practices to educate dogs and volunteers which has significantly increased the rate of adoptions.