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Janice Campbell - Therapy Dog Prep

Like many young girls, Janice developed a love of ponies. Janice became an avid equestrian, spending 16 years training and competing show horses. She learned all there was to know about horse husbandry and joy of riding. She spent years in the ring competing and was selected to ride on the U.S. Junior Olympic Equestrian Team.

In 2004, Janice adopted Ellie, a full-of-life (gross understatement) Golden Retriever who, because of her energy, had been through 4 homes before finding the right one. Together they started taking WonderDogs classes, which included Terrible Teens, rally, agility and canine musical freestyle. Janice's passion of canine training and bringing out the best in dogs fully emerged.

Professionally, Janice started as a veterinary technician then started her own professional pet sitting business 28 years ago. Her career for the past 18 years has been in the mental health field. One of her areas of expertise is providing trauma focused cognitive behavior therapy to children in residential group homes with her canine partners. Her combined interest in helping others and working with dogs lead her to Tri-State Canine Response Team, where she serves as President and Co-Founder. Additionally, Janice is certified in animal assisted therapy, animal assisted crisis response, and is a Disaster Relief Crisis Counselor for the State of NJ.

She is dedicated to giving back by utilizing her professional expertise and knowledge of the healing power of dogs to help others.