Ariel has been working with animals since she was a child, and has been professionally training dogs for 5 years. She has two retrievers who are both service dogs, one very honorably retired and one currently working. She joined the Pet Professional Guild (PPG) in 2017. She is one of the first 10 trainers in the US to earn the prestigious title of Professional Canine Trainer (PCT-A) from the Pet Professional Accreditation Board. Her other credentials include Certified Trick Dog Instructor (CTDI) and being an All-Star Trainer of the Year in 2020, Canine Conditioning and Fitness Coach (CCFC), Stunt Dog Judge (SDJ), Pet Dog Ambassador Instructor and Assessor, Canine Good Citizen (CGC) evaluator, and Be a Tree Presenter.