Hello, I'm Amber Jester.
Animals truly are my passion.
As a young girl, I could always be found with animals of any kind and knew I wanted a career working with and helping them. Even after more than a decade of working with animals, I continue to be impressed by and marvel at all they are capable of.
I work to stay up-to-date on the latest information in this growing field of knowledge by studying the scientific research cases and devouring any and all dog training books. I regularly attend leading industry seminars and webinars to continue expanding my knowledge.
My credentials include:
Certified Behavior Specialist and Dog Trainer in 2008
Member of International Association of Canine Professionals
Member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers
From training animals for the big screen to service animals to shelter animals to family pets, I have enjoyed a broad scope of animal training experiences.
After graduating from Triple Crown Dog Academy near Austin, Texas, and completing my Behavior Specialist and Dog Training Certification, I had the opportunity to train animals on film sets, including Temple Grandin, Friday Night Lights, and Leaves of Grass. Desiring to be closer to home and the family life, I moved back to the Fort Worth area and soon started a dog training business in 2012 where I worked with both pet dogs and working dogs.
My success in training these dogs led to an opportunity to develop a training program for Operation Kindness, a local no-kill animal shelter. There, I established and directed the Animal Training Department, training behaviors in shelter pets to make them more adoptable. We also worked with struggling owners to modify undesirable behavior and to help them keep their pets in the home. After several years, I accepted the role of Director of Operations and oversaw day-to-day operations of the entire shelter, placing orphaned dogs into loving homes.
In 2018, I began working at the Humane Society of North Texas to be closer to home and to continue improving and saving animal lives. As the Director of Animal Resources, I oversaw the foster, kennel, and intake departments. In 2020, I left HSNT to return to my passion of working with individual dog behavior and establish The Good Dog.
I am happily married and am lucky to call myself a mother to three children. We have two cats and regularly foster shelter dogs in need of behavior help.
Kelley H. Ball
Are you looking for a trainer that knows dogs and understands how to teach you and how to get through to them? Look no further, Amber helped me take my German Shepherd, Kaiser,to a new level in his tracking and obedience abilities. When we met neither Kaiser nor I had any idea of how to go about learning to track, in just a few months Kaiser is a tracking machine. We also worked out some of the bad habits I had allowed him to learn in his obedience work. Amber is friendly to both dog and owner and is one of the most knowledgeable trainers I have had the pleasure to work with. You will not be disappointed in the abilities this young lady possesses and she knows how to get through to both you and your dog.