15 years ago, Ali Vorhies, a lifelong dog and cat owner, began training her own Portuguese Water Dog in agility, rally obedience, and water work, a specialty of the PWDs. She and her dog titled in all of these performance sports. In 2012, she completed the Marin Humane Society’s Canine Behavior Academy and became inspired to learn more about dog behavior and training. She began volunteering as an assistant in the Behavior & Training and Dog Evaluation departments. Ali now has been a dog training instructor or assistant for more than 4 years at a dog training facility in Petaluma and for the Marin Humane Society and Sonoma Humane Society. She continually reads about dog behavior and training, and attends workshops and seminars whenever possible to expand her knowledge and understanding of the human-canine relationship.