Born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago, Illinois. Jimmy is no stranger to dogs. His grandparents founded, Carriage Hill Kennels (a Dog Kennel/Spa and Training facility), in 1961. Jimmy takes pride in being 3rd generation in the family business. Growing up, his family had a black Labrador Retriever. He started to show his natural touch with Shadow early on, teaching her a variety of tricks when he was just 5 years old.
He obtained a Business Administration and Finance degree from Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado. However, a few months before he graduated, he got into a car accident that almost took his life.
"The accident that almost ended my life made me realize that life is too short to not do what you love. It propelled and motivated me to levels I did not know existed. I decided I wanted to pursue my dream life, NOW! A huge goal of mine is to work and travel the world, helping people along the way. So, if there is ONE thing I wish to accomplish on this journey, it is to help you train your dog so you and your family can live a happier life. I am a firm believer that a well trained dog starts with a well trained owner and that is why I am here to HELP. This is where The Crafty Pup was born, in 2018."
Jimmy currently runs the Dog Training at his family business, Carriage Hill Kennels. "I noticed a problem that I knew I could fix. We live in a world where people are super busy. Taking the kids to practice, dinners, meetings, the list goes on and on. Anyone close to me knows that I am a problem solver. I thought, what if I made it possible for people to train their dog ANYTIME, ANYWHERE, on ANY DEVICE! I believe that bringing my knowledge and expertise to the online community can truly be revolutionary and bring a lot of value to dog owners world wide, I want to be your dog training guy."