My name is Amber Eisfeld and I am the owner and manager of Big Leap of Faith Dog Training & Services. I started my dog training journey 12 years ag0. I love all aspects of training but teaching puppies and their owners is one of my favorites because puppies are like sponges and their owners love their puppies! I currently own 3 Japanese Akitainu’s, a German Shepherd and and German Shepherd mix. We train in conformation, obedience, rally, agility, tricks and nosework.
Big Leap of Faith is named after my two Pit bull mixes, Biggie and Faith. I have always had a passion for dogs and training but it was not until a 4-month-old Pit bull mix came into my life that I knew the love I had for training came in all breeds and sizes. Both of them are now passed away but they live forever in my heart.
Sharon graduated from Bergin University of Canine Studies in 2009 where she studied Service Dog Education. Since then she interned for two years with American Poodles at Work, and taught classes at Petsmart and two different dog training clubs. She currently trains service dogs with Can Do Canines.
Sharon got her first dog in February of 2010. She immediately started teaching her golden puppy, River a little bit of everything but especially enjoyed teaching him tricks. River even earned his trick dog champion title. An American Staffordshire Terrier mix puppy found her way into Sharon’s life in 2016. Journey is an enthusiastic dog with a love for life and everything in it. Her training focus has been mainly impulse control and manners.
In 2015 Sharon started competing in canine freestyle and it quickly became her favorite dog sport. River has earned Perfect Dance Partner titles in freestyle, heel work to music and skits.
He has also earned bronze bars in freestyle and heel work to music. River has many high scoring awards and other specialty awards.
Journey has recently earned her first Q in Perfect Dance Partner as well as her beginner heel work to music title. Sharon has also earned titles in Obedience, Rally, dock diving, and tricks.
Sharon teaches BLOF’s Canine Freestyle and alternates the Young Dog, Old Dog, Trick Dog! Tricks Class I and Advanced Obedience class with Amber.