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Jessica Lohry Tapper

BS Engineering Applications
Certified Canine Behavioral Specialist
Certified Professional Canine Trainer
Certified E-Collar Trainer

Jessica, a native of Sioux City, IA, started her career out of Iowa State as a product designer/engineer. But, she found her true calling years later, and went to Triple Crown Academy School of Dog Training where she earned degrees as a Certified Canine Professional Trainer and Certified Canine Behavioral Specialist. She opened Pooch Academy Dog Training in 2009, and has been enjoying helping people and their dogs ever since.  Jessica has built a name for herself in the metro as the “go-to” trainer for tough behavior cases, as well as high-quality board ’n train services.  She has also trained multiple diabetic alert dogs, a cause close to her heart as a lifetime diabetic.  Her backgrounds as designer, engineer, business woman and dog guru have come together to build an amazing facility that she is extremely excited to share with everyone (and their furry friends).