Meet the Trainers

Jamie Cline, ABCDT

Certified Dog Trainer – Lakewood Ranch

Jamie’s interest in dog training started while she was in school to become a veterinary technician. One of her required courses was on animal behavior and as part of her course work she had to train a dog and she fell in love. She decided to switch her career path and enrolled in Animal Behavior College’s (ABC) canine training program which she graduated from in April of 2020. During her schooling she continued to grow her working knowledge by training dogs for family and friends.

Before arriving at Bayside Pet Resort, Jamie served as the main trainer at a board and train facility where she was able to use the skills she learned at ABC. She is excited to expand her knowledge in animal behavior by becoming one of our Pet Pals and Daycare attendants. Jamie’s excellent work with the dogs and drive to become a trainer led to her shadowing for the position here.  She enjoys working with all the dogs that come through our doors and excels at reading the dogs by discerning what training methods will best work for them.

She wishes to continue her growth here at Bayside Pet Resort and learn about different sports, such as agility and rally. Jamie hopes to become a certified AKC Evaluator and explore even more dog training certifications. We know under her guidance your pups will certainly thrive!

Liz Shore, UW-AAB

Dog Behavior Specialist – Sarasota

Animals were always a passion for her but at 16 years old, when Liz got her first job at a pet store, she really started to learn and understand dogs. Later, while in college, Liz took a psychology class as an elective to her Marine Science program. In that first psychology class she realized her passion and fascination with behavior and switched majors. In the spring of 2011 Liz earned her BA in Psychology with a focus on behavior management from Coastal Carolina University. In the fall of 2020 she then earned her Certification in Applied Animal Behavior from the University of Washington.

Liz has been a professional dog trainer for 10 years now, and not only does she have an incredible ability to understand the dogs she works with, but the people as well. Her passion for training and her love of dogs are what continue to drive Liz on a daily basis. In training communication is key, so it is no surprise that one of her biggest goals is to help the dogs and their people communicate effectively. Liz hopes to see every dog, as well as their owners, living happy, confident lives with trust and understanding between them.

John Pfohler

Training Instructor – Osprey

John’s journey in dog training began in 1995 when he took his young Golden Retriever, Sam, to a basic obedience class and the instructor told him that Sam would do well in competition obedience. It was at Sam’s first show where he won his first ribbon that John’s life changed forever! Over the years his dogs have earned multiple titles in various venues with AKC, UKC and ASCA including High in Trial.

His love of competitions turned into teaching a variety of obedience classes from puppy to competitive dog sports. Wanting to give back to the dogs, John spent many years with various dog rescues and fostered over 60 dogs which led him to start learning not only how to train, but how to work with behavior issues. He recently retired from the Humane Society of Sarasota County as their K-9 Behavior Specialist and dog trainer for nine years.

John’s training philosophy is rooted in science and he has and still attends many classes and lectures from trainers and Veterinary Behaviorists from the United States, Canada and England. He believes that dog training has to be fun, enjoyable for dog and handler!

Joan Maund, CDT

Training Instructor – Sarasota & Opsrey

Joan has worked, trained and volunteered with dogs for over 15 years. While working on her psychology degree she adopted a 2-year-old German Shepard with severe separation anxiety among other behavioral issues.  Already working as a pet sitter, dog walker and training in agility, she began to work with trainers to help her German Shepard. She realized that human and dog psychology were the same so after graduating she went on to get her professional dog trainer certification through the International Association of Canine Professionals in 2009. Since then, she has devoted herself to helping dogs and the people who love them.

She has competed and trained in agility, earning excellent titles on two of her dogs, one of the highest designations for competition. She has taught classes on puppy, basic obedience, behavioral modification, agility, and all AKC CGC titles. She has trained and graduated therapy and service dogs. She has taken classes and worked with other trainers in nosework, rally, freestyle and utility as well as attending seminars to stay current on the newest and best training philosophies.  A volunteer at numerous shelters over the last 15 years, she is currently volunteering at the Humane Society of Sarasota County and Satchel’s Last Chance Resort and Rescue.

She believes dogs learn best through positive reinforcement, consistency and giving dogs the ability to problem solve and make the right choices with our guidance.

Suzette Wood

Training Instructor

Training dogs as a teenager, I have been continually active in all dog sports for over 40 years. These many training opportunities have built a wonderful companionship between me and my dogs.  Owning a variety of different breeds has provided me with the enjoyment of their unique skills in many dog sport venues.

While participating in these venues, my dogs have earned many prestigious titles and awards of distinction for outstanding performance. Attending yearly seminars and workshops on new developments in dog behavior helps keep me up-to-date on training methods.

By developing fun, interesting training activities for dog owners, I am able to provide gentle training methods that are enjoyable for both dog and owner.  Participation in these fun training activities builds a solid foundation for your dog to develop good manners and behaviors, making them a well adjusted member of the family and community.

Teaching dog owners effective techniques to communicate with their dog provides the foundation skills for all future training, and enjoyment for both!