Jane Gerard is a dog trainer certified by the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers. Jane was born in London, England. As a young girl she immigrated with her family to the Bahamas. Her love of animals and nature blossomed and became the focus and passion of her life. As a young woman she studied with The British Horse Society. As fate would have it, her training in horse management combined with her expert diving and swimming skills, developed as a youngster in the Bahamas, qualified her to work with dolphins and sea-lions--a career that spanned seventeen years. Simultaneously, she pursued studies in wildlife conservation and animal and zoo management.
Jane recalls, I had a dream when I was young that all the animals talked to me; they were my family. My life's work was forecast in that dream as I was to inform people what the animals needed and to help them to understand and to speak their animal's language.
Her vision grew to have a sanctuary for wildlife that is constantly under threat from human activity and to invite people to come and learn, especially young people. Jane realized that dream in 2000 when she founded The Complete Pet Ranch in Taos, NM: the first pet ranch that placed dogs together in a natural setting--not a kennel environment, and it also served as a sanctuary for horses, donkeys, dogs, cats and birds. Jane continues her work to help owners understand their animals through compassion and patience and to have fun too! In 2012 she established JaneTrains in Florence, Alabama.