Olivia started training with her first rescue beagle at the age of 17. Since then she's devoted countless hours learning about teaching dogs (and people) using mark-and-reward methods. Having successfully completed the Karen Pryor Academy Professional Dog Train program, she is now a Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner (KPA-CTP). Olivia also is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer-Knowledge Assessed (CPDT-KA) through the Certification Council of Professional Dog Trainers. Olivia is a strong believer in setting dogs up to be successful, and teaching dogs how to make good choices and problem solve. Olivia is always involved in continuing education, taking various classes and seminars with her own dogs.

Olivia participates in Conformation, Scent Detection, Agility and performs with the President's Choice Superdogs with her two Beagles.