A message from Founder Faith Brill

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Instant Karma Dog Training was born out of a lost childhood dream, a promise to the Universe, and the remarkable series of events that followed -- events that brought me back to a self that I'd lost touch with, and to what I believe is my "divine calling."

When I was 10 years old, my beloved poodle, Frenchie, died tragically after being disciplined by a well-meaning family member who was following the popular training advice of that time. The event left an indelible mark that changed me and would ultimately alter the course of my life.

In 2007, in the midst of a successful corporate career, I found myself yearning for something that would give my life more meaning and joy. I knew in my heart that my purpose on this earth had something to do with helping animals. But there had always been reasons (excuses) why I couldn't possibly do the things my heart and soul were most drawn to. On this particular day, though, I asked for "divine guidance" and vowed to be open to whatever the Universe presented. What happened after that was truly miraculous....

Within a couple of weeks, what "presented" was an opportunity to apply for a paid intership with veteran dog trainer John Van Olden of San Francisco. After an intensive interview process, I was selected from over 750 applicants.

After the internship, I continued honing my skills by donating services to local shelters and rescue groups, taking on their hardest-to-adopt dogs. Impressed with the results I was able to achieve, they soon began referring adoptive families to me for private training.

Today the memory of my beloved childhood friend is given new meaning with every family I serve. Almost 100% of my clients are referred by other satisfied clients, and I've had the honor of helping hundreds of dogs overcome behavior problems that had nearly cost them their lives.

My education is ongoing as scientists continue to discover more about the incredible depth and capacity of the canine heart and mind. And I'm no longer yearning -- just extremely happy and extraordinarily grateful every single day.

Faith Sig
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With Roxy, whom I adopted from the shelter in 2009 after her second family gave up on her for being "dog-aggressive."
Unitl her passing in 2017, she paid it forward by assisting me with client dogs who were extremely reactive, fearful, or shy.

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