Karen Pryor Academy Dog Trainer Certified
Certified Personal Trainer
Pet CPR+ & First Aid Certified
Brianna, a life long animal lover, was raised in a home plentiful of pets ranging from dogs and cats, to birds, ferrets, and hamsters. She began working with dogs professionally at the age of 21 in doggie daycare. From there, Brianna transitioned into grooming, and dog walking. Brianna joined the Shape Up Your Pup family in October of 2018! She is my second pair of hands, and eyes on the daily. The level of attention, and detail each dog receives while in Brianna's care is a true testament of her expertise, kindness, character.
She couldn't be happier and neither could we. It was meant to be!
Alexandra discovered her deep love for animals through having grown up with dogs all her life. She is an animal rights activist, spreading awareness and knowledge.
Alexandra has volunteered at animal shelters for 6 years, and is a pet parent to three beautiful dog's she herself rescued from shelters.
Alexandra is a volunteer teacher of dog handling and behavior evaluation. Her admirable skill set and keen understanding of animal behavior make her a valued and qualified member of our team. Alex is an avid hiker, and marathon runner. It does not get better than that! Alex loves a good challenge, and couldn't be a more perfect fit!
TRAINER & WALKER
Josie’s passion for animals and nature has been ever-present in her life.
Growing up, she was the go-to dog sitter for families in her hometown of Weston,
CT. She went on to study animal behavior in school while pursuing her degree in
Biology and has volunteered at wildlife shelters and worked as a dog trainer with
Canine Company, Inc. In addition to loving animals, she is an avid
outdoorsperson who enjoys hiking, backpacking, and canoeing. Mind you, she
never leaves for the wilderness without her loyal and energetic hound mix,
When Josie moved to NYC and discovered Shape Up Your Pup, she was
thrilled by the opportunity to combine her favorite things: dogs and adventure!
She is so happy to be a member of the team and will love showing your pup a
great time out on the trails!