Martha Doromal is SmartyPup's "first responder" in class, on the phone and via email for all things SmartyPup!.
Her passion for rewards-based dog training was first sparked when she enrolled her puppy Kira Falafel in SmartyPup! Puppy 1 class. Through SmartyPup! Classes and Socials, she watched her shy little pup Kira morph into the friendliest and most outgoing dog in the world. And, she had a lot of fun herself. Now, she aspires to help others develop healthy and enjoyable partnerships with their own puppies.
Building on her customer service skills to include the four-legged, Martha has worked professionally with dogs since 2012, beginning in small-dog daycare. She currently works as a dog walker, reinforcing basic training and facilitating safe off-leash play and exercise on San Francisco’s stunning shorelines and parks.
Martha is certified as an Advanced Dog Walker and in Pet CPR and First Aid. She also holds a degree in business management from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo and uses it to teach the dogs about emerging markets and cross-cultural communication. She revels in her continued studies in dog behavior and training, through supervised practical application, books and seminars, and by attending various dog training classes throughout the Bay Area with her own dogs.
Martha lives in the Portola district with her two fluffy mixes, Kira Falafel and Calimero Llorando. In addition to strolling around the city with her fur-iends, Martha loves fancy cheese, post-apocalyptic literature, and couch naps.