I plan on pursuing my Master’s Degree in Canine Studies from Bergin University. I believe Bergin is the perfect university for me because it provides hands-on canine training, education in the psychology of canines and offers the most up-to-date, respectful approach to gaining high-end results in canine information.
There are several reasons why I want to attend Bergin University. I love dogs. I have always loved dogs and animals. Until I found Bergin University, I was investigating the military dog training certificate programs. However. finding an accredited university that offers degrees in Canine Studies, opened-up many new opportunities that I never thought possible. Earning a degree in a respected field only helps me get closer to my professional goal of working with canines.
My interest in dogs began in early childhood. However, in 8th Grade I started volunteering at the shelter as a Dog Walker for the Humboldt County Sequoia Humane Society. It was during my days volunteering that I realized my passion for working with canines. I seem to relax around dogs and they also relax by my side. We connect and respect each other. I knew that my career path would always involve canines.
I’m also fortunate to be involved in Arcata Art Institute through my High School. There, I train in all aspects of art while studying my regular high school classes. My Junior year’s art focus was a concentrated acrylic study of puppies in my neighborhood. I met the puppies, played with them and watched them for the vacationing owners and then painted them. I enjoyed this project very much because I combined two important things in my life: dogs and art.
My Senior Project this coming year will bring me full circle back to the dog shelter and my empathy for the canines that need forever homes. I plan to return to the shelter and paint the dogs waiting to be adopted. I hope to capture their personalities and share these painted images on the shelter’s social media site. My effort will gain attention for the dogs and hopefully find forever homes for each animal.
Along with my art activity, I hike, hunt and like the outdoors. An ideal professional life would be to combine my commitment to dogs with my desire to be outdoors as much as possible. I plan to pursue the Search and Rescue training section at Bergin. However, I look forward to pursuing my Master’s Degree from Bergin University with an open mind for all that is offered and available to study. I enjoy a challenge and I’m positive that this degree will take me down a unique path toward my life’s work.