Professional Dog Trainer & Behavior Consultant
How about we… walk around the city and people watch. Let's make up stories about who they are and what they do.
An awesome place I've visited:
Travel is something new that I am doing. I just spent two weeks in India and I have officially been bitten by the travel bug. I plan on going to London in the winter and then Italy in the spring.
My perfect Sunday:
Two perfect Sunday: brunch in the city and then walking around, allowing my feet to take me to the next experience, OR going on a hike with good company and my dogs.
The movie I've watched the most times:
In high school it was History of the World. If any of the Twilight movies are on, I definitely pause the channel flipping for Robert Pattinson (guilty pleasure!). I can watch Paul Rudd and Will Ferrel movies over and over again.
My life history in 5 sentences or fewer:
Every passing minute is another opportunity to turn it all around... Bhavna is my real name. I go by Bobbie, my nickname--it's so much easier to spell over the phone! I learned that part of my name (Bhavna) in Sanskrit means to "attract great energy, passion..." I am a dog trainer, teacher, agility competitor, business owner, friend, sister, daughter--well, maybe that's what I do and not who I am. I am reserved when I first meet someone, but if there's chemistry, rock on! I wouldn't go back and do it all over again--the journey was rocky, but I appreciate where I am so far. I like to go against the grain. 9 to 5 bores me. I have trouble keeping my mind still, which is why I do yoga. Even with life's ups and downs, I am enjoying the ride and look forward to each turn. Optimist? Probably. My family, friends, my health, and my work is what I am most grateful for. I feel very lucky to be able to make a living at something that I feel so passionate about. I'm a driven person, appreciating the challenges life throws my way both personally and professionally. I aspire for great things and most of the time, I believe anything is possible as long as I work for it. I feel incredibly grateful when inspiration strikes, so I'm always listening for that little creative voice that whispers a new idea in my ear. This is a valuable part of being a small business owner. Everything that occurs can be an opportunity to learn and grow, as long as you open you mind and your heart. I love competing and instructing in the dog sport agility. I just might be addicted. Check out video of the sport on YouTube. I love to laugh- the kind that makes your sides hurt as you struggle to catch your breath, the kind that makes your cheeks ache because your smile is stretched to capacity. I want to laugh with someone. I don't think I'm that funny, but I've been told I am. I guess the funny I can offer is the kind that sneaks up on you and slaps you upside the head. Kind of like a sleeper, coming out of the blue and lays you flat out. That might have been more than 5 sentences...
My first concert / My dream concert:
Beastie Boys 1997. Two of my best girlfriends went with me and we were in the middle of our own little mosh pit with some really nice guys.
Obscure knowledge I possess:
The science of animal training. Not sure if it's really that obscure, but I can teach a dog to moonwalk within minutes.
I have a weakness for guys/girls who:
That can appreciate NPR, is a fan of Malcom Gladwell, and can get silly over an episode of South Park or Family Guy.
For me, a first date no-no is:
Talking about an ex that burned you--especially the one right before me! At least wait until date number 5.
What I would bring to show and tell:
My forearm stand, as soon as I can finally do it.
A story you should remind me to tell you on our first date:
The time I was mistaken for Cher circa 1970s. At least it wasn't Cher today.
I secretly want to be:
A rockstar in an all-girl band. I want to play bass.
I want to be with someone who wants to be:
If I won the lottery and quit my job, I would:
Travel the world. But I would purchase my own plane so my dogs can come with me. Then I would open a dog training facility after purchasing 25 acres of land.
One thing my mother would want you to know about me:
That I have a big heart and forgive easily.
I want to come home to:
Flowers--lillies! And dinner. I can't cook. Sorry boys! But I do make a mean baked ziti.