JR has been working with animals since he was a small boy.
He spent his childhood on his grandfather’s farm in Savannah, Georgia.
On the farm he spent a great deal of time playing and interacting with all the animals, his favorite things were to ride the goats and feed the chickens.
Because his childhood was so rich with animal-life he’s always gravitated towards any career or task that will give the chance to be with animals.
During college he started taking his love of animals from play, to study. It was then that he began training cats and dogs to do tricks and basic commands. This led to search for leads in the animal career field. About 5 years ago he found the Dog Wizard Family and became a part of the team!
JR invested the dedication and love to become a Dog Wizard by studying at the Dog Wizard Academy and he’s been rewarded by helping families understand their pup ever since!
He finds deep satisfaction in creating a bond with the animals he works with as well as the owners.
Amy is a recent transplant to Charlotte, and The Dog Wizard is very lucky to have her on the team! Amy has a very important role with being the first point of contact for Dog Wizard clients. She helps manage the day-to-day needs, phone calls, and appointments which she does flawlessly. The best part about her job is not only getting to talk with clients about their dogs but also having her rescue mutt, Winston, hang out with her all day! We would be lost without her.
Noelle has been part of The Dog Wizard family since she started her path as a trainer in Charleston SC in 2012. After 5 years in the Lowcountry and 4 years of helping dogs and their owners to have a better life, it was time to get back to her roots in New Jersey. It was a tough decision not to be hands on with owners and their dogs but now as the office manager she gets to continue to be part of the wizard family and clients lives! Her first hand knowledge of the training side adds a huge benefit to the day to day operations in the office. It helps us be more efficient, creating processes to help better our clients experience as she understands our clients needs that much more! Whether you are a first time caller or a current client, Noelle’s passion for canine’s and their people exudes from the moment you start talking to her. She has an unending love for her three dogs Lexi, Trinity and her newest addition Huckleberry as well as the man that stands by her side, Evan. Noelle is focusing on field trial obedience with Huckleberry and has the pleasure of frequenting the river with the dogs and exploring the beautiful trails and landscape of The Garden State.