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About Tracey 




For as long as she can remember, Tracey has had a fierce passion for all animals. Growing up, her mom bred poodles and then Shelties and Tracey was always actively involved in the raising, training and socialization of the pups. During her years as a stay at home mom,  she groomed dogs out of her house. Her passion for training them was always strong and she spent alot of time reading, studying and training her own dogs...then her family's dogs....then the dogs in the neighborhood.... As the word spread and on many recommendations, once her children were old enough, Tracey began pet training full time at a nationwide pet store where she quickly tripled class volume/clientelle and soon became the area trainer, meaning she was responsible for training and accrediting all candidates who desired to become a positive reinforcement pet trainer for the retail chain. 


Eventually, Tracey branched out on her own and created Pilgrim Shadow. Most recently, she  has adjusted the way she trains to accommodate for the safety and convenience of Pet Parents. Tracey works on a 1:1 basis (outside of seminars) and teaches virtually as much and as successfully as in home lessons. All of Tracey’s methods are fear free and reward based with no use of correctional tools. Building trust and a bonded, happy relationship between pet parent and pup is the ultimate goal. Happy Dogs = Happy People 


Tracey is  specializes in puppy's first month at home and is a certified separation anxiety trainer. She is an AKC, CGC evaluator, VSA-CDT-online, member of the APDT, SAPRO trainer, and a member of the Dunbar Top Dog academy. 


Tracey  lives with 5 dogs, 4 horses, two cats, a couple dozen chickens and a mule…….

Our Team

Tracey's Assistants 


Demo Dog for virtual lessons


Demo Dog for puppy training

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Demo Dog for CGC testing

Our Team
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