Meet Jordan Rockland

Behavior Specialist & Trainer

jordan@allaboutmydog.com

Beginning in January, 2020, Jordan joins the All About My Dog team as a full-time dog trainer and behavior specialist!

Jordan has been enjoying, and working with dogs since before she could walk. With her mom’s guidance, she has learned something about dogs every day of her life.

Jordan naturally understand dogs and dogs understand Jordan. From her best friend, Rodeo, the Australian Shepard whom she got when she was three years old, to the dogs she fostered at Metro Animal Shelter during her college years at the University of Alabama, Jordan loves helping dogs be welcomed members of society.

Jordan earned a Companion Dog Title (CD), in a progression of obedience titles awarded by the American Kennel Club when she was 13 years old, and on her first try. She also received a Canine Good Citizen and Therapy Dog title that same year, also on her first try. She also has trained dogs to be certified as therapy dogs. Her style is to constantly train, teach and challenge the dogs she cares for and to make it fun to try new things while they are together. A dog that gets mental and physical exercise is a tired and happy dog.

Jordan is thrilled to join the AAMD team and dedicate her passion and natural abilities to training dogs of all ages and breeds.

Meet Jordan’s dogs

Both of these big boys are rescues from Tuscaloosa Metro Animal Shelter down in Alabama and came with very different backgrounds…

Titan

My first “family” experience was not like the one you see in the movies. My “family” got in trouble and I got the short end of the stick and wound up behind bars. After being away from my “family” for a week I lost my manhood and I could no longer bring in money for them, so I became unwanted and unnecessary. I woke up the next morning to my favorite shelter human taking me out for my morning duties. I thought that I would be heading back inside, but instead we got in the car and two days later I was finally home.

Leroy

I learned very quickly that I was an adventurer. Sometimes I would chase squirrels until they ran into trees. One day I chased a squirrel so far that I wound up in this new and unfamiliar territory where I was greeted by this nice man. He brought me to a safe place where I think that all of the other lost dogs go. Shortly thereafter I found what I thought was my home. I had all this space to run with two other dogs like me, but after a while we no longer got along so I went back to the place for the lost dogs. My owner told them that he had to bring me back because I was aggressive with the dogs that I lived with. Not long after I was back, I was greeted by a shelter human who took me for the biggest adventure of my life…

You can catch both of these big guys snoring in the corner during Jordan’s classes. They are Jordan’s right hand boys and assist her in classes and playgroups with dogs of all ages, sizes, and temperaments. Both boys are true examples that with a little time and the proper guidance, you can have your dream dog no matter what their previous years were like. Dogs live in the present and Jordan, Titan and Leroy would love to help you live the life you have always imagined with your dog!