The Ochoa Family

My two older dogs Hercules and Bella were sent to Copilot Academy’s board and train program, and man was that the best decision! I was skeptical about the success rate of training older dogs since I have always heard that, “you can’t train an old dog new tricks,” but that saying could not be further from the truth with Natalie’s help. Upon the return of both dogs Natalie worked with me, my kids and the dogs outside to show what they had learned. At one point she told me to put my dog in a sit, drop the leash and continue to walk forward. I had anxiety as previously my dog’s would have bolted down the street. I trusted in her training and could not be happier with the results. My dog’s listened and performed every command the first time I requested. Having two well behaved dogs in the house has made my family’s life so much easier. We enjoy taking our dogs on walks now in the evenings without being pulled down the street. We are so thankful we found Natalie!


My writings are essays on becoming. Experiences as I live it. Lessons from failing, and trying again. Mostly, as I get closer to becoming the woman I want to be, I hope my experience is of value to you.