Sylvia began her career working as an Animal Care Associate at the San Francisco SPCA in 2008, where she was responsible for the complex needs of shelter dogs, matching dogs to prospective adopters and overseeing adoption councils. Under the tutelage of SFSPCA dog trainers, she continued her passion and study of dog behavior and training.In 2009 she began working as a dog walker after graduating the Dog Walking Academy. Sylvia regularly attends seminars on dog behavior and training. In 2010, she began assisting formal training classes, socials and private dog training consults with Fawn Pierre, owner of Smartypup! She is a graduate of Jean Donaldson’s Academy for Dog Trainers and a member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers. Sylvia is full time dedicated dog training professional, she runs her own private dog training service SylviaBorghardtDogTraining
Sylvia lived in the Sunset with her two guys--husband Jan and the most excellent dog, Fonzie. In 2017 they moved to Lausanne, Switzerland.
Fonzie is her constant companion on hikes all over the Swiss mountains and lakes and LOVES it when Sylvia pulls out the clicker!