Vikki Bourgeois is the owner and head trainer of Sit Happens Dog Training. She has over 15 years experience in the pet care industry where she developed a special interest in Scent Work and behavior modification training.
Vikki holds the prestigious title of Certified Behavior Consultant Canine (CBCC-KA), a title only 161 people hold worldwide. She is one of three CBCC-KA’s in the entire state of Louisiana and the only one in Acadiana. She is also a Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA) through the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers, a Certified Trick Dog Instructor through the “Do More With Your Dog” program, and Fear Free Certified Professional. She is an American Kennel Club Canine Good Citizen Evaluator and Puppy S.T.A.R. Evaluator.
In addition to Vikki’s certifications, she is also a member of the Society of Veterinary Behavior Technicians, professional member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers, and Pet Professional Guild.
She is the proud owner of a 3 year old sport performance dog – Stark the Doberman. She enjoys competing with Stark in AKC Scent Work, Barn Hunt, FAST CAST, and Lure Coursing. They have also earned their Canine Conditioning and Trick Titles.
Angela Hoppe is a professional dog trainer for Sit Happens Dog Training. She has over 7 years experience in the pet care industry where she developed a special interest in trick training and equine training.
Angela is a a Certified Trick Dog Instructor through the “Do More With Your Dog” program, professional member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers and the Pet Professional Guild. Angela is pursuing her CPDT certification through the Certification Council of Professional Dog Trainers.
In 2017, Angela joined the Sit Happens team as the Administrative Assistant and was able to develop her skills as a professional dog trainer through one-on-one coaching, workshops, and seminars. Angela is the proud companion to Novice and Intermediate trick dogs – Oscar & Finn.
Kirby Brannon is a professional dog trainer for Sit Happens Dog Training and a member of The Pet Professional Guild. She has over 10 years experience in the pet care industry and over 5 years experience in the environmental field where she developed a special interest in canine conservation training.
Kirby is pursuing her CPDT certification through the Certification Council of Professional Dog Trainers.
In 2019, Kirby joined the Sit Happens team developing her skills as a professional dog trainer through one-on-one coaching, workshops, and seminars.
Kirby is the proud owner of two performance dogs – Addie and Hugo. She enjoys competing in Barnhunt and bikejoring with them.
Maggie is the Administrative Coordinator for Sit Happens. She has 10 years of experience working with animals. She worked closely with retired veterinarian, Dr. Louis Martin for several years. Maggie also spent 6 years working with a wide variety of species at the local zoo.
Maggie is an integral member of the Sit Happens team. She handles all of our inquiries, payments, and scheduling of new clients.
She enjoys spending time outdoors and remaining active with her canine companions, Lil Babe (German Shepherd) and Charlie (Anatolian Shepherd). Maggie continues their training by attending workshops and classes offered by Sit Happens.
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