My Story

My passion for animals and interest in serving others inspired my decision to become a professional dog trainer and now kennel owner and operator.  I began my dog career as a veterinary technician at Countryside Animal Clinic in Streator in 1997.  From there, I decided to start training dogs and graduated in 2010. I founded Four Leaf K9 in 2013, and have been providing the LaSalle county area with loyal, loving pet care and training services ever since. I wanted to help as many people with their dog’s behavior and provide a fun place for dogs to run and play.  My goal is to help make every dog’s experience here a positive one and to teach along the way.

The Day Care and Boarding services took off and before I knew it, I needed a bigger building and more staff. I added a great group of employees to train and manage. After that, I had to add a dog trainer to help me out with group classes. That was a blessing after putting in 10-12 hour days!
Pictured above,  taking time out for a walk with my own pups. My Bullmastiff's, Mayah, Wally, Rango, and Clover. Then my Australian Shepherd, Lola.
RIP: Mayah and Rango. I will forever miss you. Until we will meet again.


1204 E 11th Rd
Streator, Lasalle County 61364

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