Adrienne Hovey
Adrienne with Cruzan; photo by Brenda Carpenter

Adrienne Hovey graduated from Triple Crown Academy’s School for Dog Trainers (now Starmark Academy) in 2008. Adrienne’s approach stresses positive reinforcement, relationship-building, and communication. Her goal is to help people understand why their dogs do what they do. She loves working as an assistant class instructor with Pets in Motion, as well as managing the Facebook page.

Adrienne’s prior experience includes five years as a veterinary technician at Angell Animal Medical Center in Boston. She holds a BA in biology from Mount Holyoke College. A lover of language as well as dogs, Adrienne found a perfect blend of the two in her role as editor in chief of The APDT Chronicle of the Dog, the quarterly magazine for members of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers, a position she held from 2010 to 2015. She is now a freelance writer and editor in addition to her work with Pets in Motion.

Adrienne is the proud owner of a skinny, nervous, ball-obsessed lab named Cruzan. They enjoy hiking, obedience, and trick training, and have taken numerous K9 Nose Work™ classes together.

When she’s not training dogs, correcting spelling mistakes, or extolling the virtues of the serial comma, Adrienne enjoys the challenge of clicker training her very smart, very unruly cat, Satchmo.