Connie Ko has always been fascinated with dogs, and specifically with training them. She grew up setting up agility courses at home for her Australian Shepherd/Cattle Dog mix, Kuma, to run through and thrived on teaching him tricks she read about in books. She has experience with many breeds and temperaments of dogs, but has a special place in her heart for reactive dogs, like Kuma.
In 2016, Connie started at PHS/SPCA as a volunteer trainers’ assistant before joining the behavior staff. She now leads basic obedience classes and runs puppy playgroup for members of the public. Facilitating better communication between dogs and their families is among her top priorities as a trainer at PHS/SPCA. She is extremely interested in dog cognition and is currently studying to take her CCPDT (Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers) certification and loves that the field is ever-changing and that there is always something more to learn. Connie shares her home with her two cats, Tuna and Oatis–adopted from PHS/SPCA–and enjoys the company of all the different dogs that she walks and boards in her home.