April 28, 2021

Living and Working with a Chronic Illness

Living and Working with a Chronic Illness

In this discussion, we sit down with 3 women who live and work with chronic illness. Owning a business while having a chronic illness requires quite a bit of planning and communication – and boundaries and self care. You’ll hear how these women...


In this discussion, we sit down with 3 women who live and work with chronic illness. Owning a business while having a chronic illness requires quite a bit of planning and communication – and boundaries and self care. You’ll hear how these women juggle clients, marriage, schedules, friendships, and medical issues. Some days are particularly rough but you’ll hear them laugh about some of the most absurd parts of living and working with a chronic illness. Hope you enjoy this one but also gain more insight into the complex and yet uplifting lives that these women (and others) live.


 
Connect with Leslie Horton:


 
Most Fine Canine
https://www.mostfinecanine.net/
Frederick, MD


 
Connect with Tori Roser:


 

Pawlished Dog Training
https://www.pawlisheddog.com/
Mentor, KY


 
Connect with Megan Sierra:


 

Expedition Paws Dog Training
http://www.expeditionpaws.com/
Miami, FL

Leslie Horton

Guest - Episode 1

Leslie Horton is the founder and owner of Most Fine Canine Inc. (formerly known as One Fine Canine Inc.) Most Fine Canine Inc. has been training dogs and their handlers since March 2000. Leslie is a 2000 graduate of National K-9 School of Dog Trainers. She is Pet Partner Team Member with 4 dogs, and is a Pet Partner Team Instructor and Evaluator. She holds certifications as a Certified Dog Trainer, Certified Dog Trainer Advanced, Professional Dog Trainer Instructor, and Certified Service Dog Trainer.

Leslie is a final placement trainer for service dogs for children and adults with neurological and mobility disabilities, including, but not limited to, multiple sclerosis, degenerative arthritis, autism, deafness, spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries. She is a member of the International Association of Canine Professionals (IACP). She received the 2014 IACP Member of the Year Award and was inducted into the IACP Hall of Fame in 2015.

Tori Roser

Guest - Episode 3

Tori is the owner of Pawlished Dog Training, LLC located in Mentor, Kentucky. Tori has been training dogs professionally since 2014.

After graduating from National K9's Master course, she has traveled across the country learning from the best and most innovative in the field. She now serves on the International Association of Canine Professionals's (IACP) Legislative and Research Committee and is an Affiliate of Volhard Dog Nutrition.

Her company offers private lessons, residency programs, and community training events like group classes and pack walks for her clients to continue their education. Her main goal as a pet dog trainer is to advocate for how the dog feels and sees situations to bridge the communication gap for clients. She strives to create an environment where clients feel that they always have access to more learning opportunity and a place to come for help whenever it is needed.

Megan Sierra

Guest

Megan has been training dogs professionally since 2017. After graduating from the University of Miami’s School of Business Administration with degrees in accounting and management, Megan discovered her passion for dog training and started her training company, Expedition Paws Dog Training. She graduated from Animal Behavior College’s dog trainer program, and continues to expand her knowledge of dog training to help her clients build the best relationship possible with their dogs.

Megan has three dogs of her own and competes with them in agility and disc sports. In her spare time, she enjoys going to Florida’s theme parks with her husband and service dog.

Her company offers personalized in-person programs, board and train programs, as well as virtual consults, virtual group classes, and online training courses. Her main focus as a trainer is on pet dogs, but she also offers training for service and therapy dogs.