Our team of experienced pat trainers are able to offer the very best kind of dog training: training that works!  From Basic Obedience to Service Dog training, we have something for everyone.  Our trainers offer professional and thorough consultations to ensure that they get to know you and your pet before training begins.  This allows them to customize your training experience to your specific wants and needs, ensuring that you and your pet get the most out of your training experience.  You've never experienced training like this before!  Read more about our phenomenal trainers below and contact us to schedule your consultation today!

Jill Cruz

Jill Cruz

Professional Trainer

Jill joined the Central Pet family in mid 2009 and brings us her experience as a professional dog trainer, doggie daycare manager and animal assisted therapy tester.

She is an AKC CGC evaluator and Alliance of Therapy Dogs Tester.  After rescuing and adopting a Mastiff in 2007, she became a big supporter of shelter, rescue and less fortunate animals. While Central Pet is not a shelter, we end up with a few dogs we foster and adopt out; Jill oversees all adoptions.

She and her husband reside in Sonoita with Bubba, an Anatolian Shepherd, Ripley, a Rottweiler and Bruce, a Heinz 57 from TALGV.org and their two crazy rescued cats, Bates and Oliver.

Crystal Blaker

Crystal Blaker

Professional Trainer

Central Pet is Excited to Join Forces with the Ruff House to Expand our Expertise & Continue to Offer the Very Best in Dog Training and Behavior Modification!

Crystal, a Tucson native, has been passionate about animals since childhood. Her work with dogs began during high school while employed at a boarding and daycare facility in the east valley area of Phoenix. She relocated back to Tucson for college and earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science from the University of Arizona in 2007. Crystal’s experience working with animals includes time at veterinary hospitals, boarding and daycare facilities, animal shelters and Tucson’s Reid Park Zoo. Most recently she served as the Animal Enrichment and Behavior Coordinator for the Humane Society of Southern Arizona. In addition to her natural behavior assessment abilities and years of dog-training experience, she continues to sharpen her skills through formal education and applied activities such as dog sports and therapy work. Her husband, Michael, works alongside her, managing the company operations and marketing efforts to provide the very best in dog training to their clients! Her training options include Lodge and Learns, Private Lessons, Puppy Kindergarten, Basic Obedience, Agility and Service Dog training.