Meet Our Staff
Babette began the South Florida school in 1989. As an experienced trainer and dog owner, she fully understands the need of owners to live a stress-free life of harmony and balance with their dog. As a mom to two young children, she knows first-hand the needs of the family who may be bringing home a new baby or have children who need to be able to control the dog as well as mom and dad. Many times you will even find that her two children participate in lessons teaching dogs to take direction from children and solve problems such as jumping up on children or nip at their heels.
Has appeared on The Today Show when she trained Natalie Morales dog to do a series of tricks
Has been featured in The Chicago Tribune, The Seattle Times, Los Angeles Times and many other national & regional newspapers
Her own students have appeared in movies with Colin Farrell, Robert DeNiro and Christopher Walken and Babette has trained dogs for commercials and and TV shows such as MasterCard and Bounty, The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and 30 Rock
Wrote the best selling The Best Dog Tricks on the Planet
Is the trainer featured on Doggington Post’s The Language of Barking
Taught Jimmy Buffet’s Maltese to dance when asked, “What do we do in Margaritaville?” and trained Jack Nicklaus’ Golden Retriever to bark the correct number of major wins when asked, “How many times has Daddy won the Masters?”
Was elected as a member of the Board of Directors of the elite International Association of Canine Professionals
Has been voted “Palm Beach’s Favorite Dog Trainer” and was selected by Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control to develop shelter dog training programs for the volunteers and staff.
Assists with training and behavioral problems for Peggy Adams’ Animal Rescue League
Has been billed ” The Miss Porter’s of Dogs”
Attends at least 60 hours of canine seminars each year
Had her first theatrical dog training job for a Black and Decker commercial featuring former Dallas Cowboy Bob Lilly in 1979
Supplied and handled dogs for “The Guiding Light” and “All My Children”
Assisted in the training of the first Australian Shepherd used for Guide Dog work
Was a keynote speaker for the International Association of Assistance Dogs Partners 1997 Conference a keynote speaker at the International Association of Canine Professionals in 2001 and 2003.
Has presented seminars to AKC judges on the German Shepherd Dog & Belgian Breeds
Wrote the critically acclaimed book Woman’s Best Friend: Choosing and Training the Dog that is Right for You, published by McGraw-Hill which sold out of its first printing in six weeks
Has been featured numerous times at the national and local level on radio, newspaper and television, as well as in Pet Business and Dog Fancy magazines for her expertise
Has written articles for various national and local publications, including DOGS USA and Off-Lead magazines.
Cheyanne is one of the best trainers around! She’s been working at Haggerty Dog Training for almost 3 years and has trained hundreds of dogs. Cheyanne also teaches some of our group classes such as trick training and basic obedience. She has two beautiful dogs, Nava, a Doberman, and Gyxr, a Husky mix.
Kayleigh is another phenomenal trainer here at our facility. Her responsibility is to train, play, and teach the dogs (and our clients)! Kayleigh has been a trainer with us for 9 months and makes dog training look easy. She has one gorgeous dog, Bodie, who’s a beagle.
Megan is our newest addition to the Haggerty Dog Training team! She manages the social media pages (Instagram, Facebook, and our website) and creates content for our YouTube channel. She’s only been here for the summer but has already been a huge help. Megan is the owner of an adorable mutt, Kiwi, that was rescued from Hurricane Harvey a few months ago.