A Little History About James
James grew up on a farm in Illinois, spending his days training homing pigeons and playing with the other animals. James started his dog training journey when he was in college. He also spent all of her spare time reading about animal behavior.
After graduating from Colorado College with a degree in biology James continued training dogs part-time while he worked for a conservation advocacy nonprofit.
Around that time, he joined the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants.
James later got a job at Denver Dumb Friends League, the fourth-largest animal shelter in the U.S. There, he helped assess, train, and adopt out thousands of dogs of all shapes and sizes.
James met Oscar, his border collie, during his time at the shelter. They’ve been fast friends ever since. He and Oscar dabble in the sports of obedience, herding, agility, scentwork, canicross, and skijoring. They’re never far apart!