I'm Rubi a passionate Mexican-American entrepreneur, beyond a dog trainer, I am a firm believer in the importance of work-life balance. I cherish moments spent with loved ones, enjoying the vibrant culture and flavors of San Diego, and exploring new horizons. These experiences fuel my creativity and inspire me to bring fresh perspectives to my teachings. When I'm not helping dogs and their owners, you can often find me immersed in the magical worlds of Disney and Marvel.As a lifelong fan, I have a deep love for the enchantment and storytelling that Disney brings to our lives. From the classic animated films to the immersive theme parks, Disney has always held a special place in my heart. The values of friendship, courage, and perseverance that Disney instills in its stories resonate with me and inspire me in my own journey as an entrepreneur.Similarly, the Marvel universe has captivated my imagination with its epic tales of superheroes and their extraordinary abilities. The themes of heroism, teamwork, and overcoming adversity have taught me valuable lessons that I apply to my work as a dog trainer. Just like the characters in these stories, I believe in the power of transformation and the potential for growth in every individual!
When I was young, my heart was always set on one thing - a dog. The idea of an animal offering unconditional love was irresistible. Whenever someone asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up, my answer was always the same: a Veterinarian (even though I couldn't pronounce it correctly). I was certain that my future lay in working with animals. However, as I grew older, I discovered an unexpected hurdle - a phobia of needles. This made the prospect of becoming a Vet less appealing.
At the age of 16, I had the amazing opportunity to start my first job as a Martial Arts instructor. I was incredibly grateful for the opportunity and spent a fulfilling decade there. What I learned during those years was that I had a passion for teaching. I especially enjoyed working with my younger students. Their energy was infectious and they kept me on my toes, constantly challenging me to be a better instructor.
After much introspection, I realized that I could merge my two passions - animals and teaching. I found a school program that offered a course in dog training. To graduate, I had to volunteer many hours at a local animal shelter. This experience was eye-opening. I saw how many dogs were given up by their owners, when all they needed was some guidance and obedience training. It was a heartbreaking realization, but it also strengthened my resolve to make a difference.
I enrolled in the program, studied diligently, and graduated as a Certified Dog Trainer. It was a proud moment, a culmination of my childhood dreams and adult passions. Now, my mission is to help dog owners integrate their pets seamlessly into their lives, to find a balance. I believe that owning a dog should not be a chore or a burden, but a joyous part of everyday life. And with the right training, I know it's possible.