Dr. Amanda Scarpato
I joined my first K-9 wilderness search team in 1998. I started also working with a USAR team in 2012. Both disciplines require extensive partnership and training with a K-9. Along the way of training my search dogs, I also started participating in dogs sports like Agility, Obedience, Rally, and Flyball and had many behavioral challenges to solve including Reactivity. My K-9 experiences led me to open K-9 Magic in 2017 to help others with some of the same things I had to learn the hard way. After we were forced to shut our physical doors with the COVID restrictions in 2020, K-9 Magic has shifted to an online focus. While we hope to reopen a physical location someday, for now, we hope to aid people on their dog training journey with more knowledge.