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Doggie Deeva - Episode 12 Recap

Pet Pro Interview with Miami Celebrity Dog Training that helps families choose the perfect pet and talks about the differences and similarities between raising dogs and children.

On Episode 12, Doggie Deeva, Dee Hoult (see what she did there?!) chats with Isabel about all the ways training thousands upon thousands of dogs over more than a decade prepared her to parent her now three-year-old human, Jack. She plays "Dog vs. Kid," telling Isabel who takes longer to train in common behaviors like potty training and inside voices. She also plays "Right Fit" and discusses how she helps families choose the perfect rescue or shelter pet through her Family Pet Selection services.

Isabel and Dee know each other through a mutual Miami friend, Flavia Berti of Equipaws Pet Services, but had never met until this show. They could probably have spent hours talking shop and sipping wine - if they weren't both super busy working moms, of course. Dee owns the largest pet dog training company in all of Florida and is currently working on a new training facility that she hopes will be graced by a work of art by Miami legend, Romero Britto, one of Isabel's favorite artists. To learn more about her relationship with the Brazilian artist, watch here:


Dee Hoult, MBA, CDBC, CPDT, CTDI won her first pet tricks contest in 1987 with Babe, a border collie mix. She can still vividly remember her father picking out Babe from a litter of pups on a relative’s farm and putting the small black puppy into a cardboard box. That car ride home with Babe would be the beginning of a lifelong passion for animals. It wasn’t until completing her undergraduate degree in Marine Biology and a Masters in International Business that she turned her hobby of training dogs into business and career.

Dee currently serves as CEO of Applause Your Paws, Inc., Miami’s largest privately owned positive dog training company. Her company’s mission is to help dog owners improve their quality of life through enjoyable, connected relationships with their canine companions by providing engaging, positive education and non-intimidating training so that in any environment they can have the well-behaved dog they always wanted. Although Dee dedicates her training time to helping clients with their canine behavior concerns, the thing she is most passionate about is developing her business.

A large part of business development includes all of the networks that Dee is part of. In addition to managing her staff and assisting her own clients Dee is the founder of the APDT’s Networking Group in South Florida, Miami Dade Animal Service’s ”go to” professional for canine evaluations and volunteer training, an Animal Behavior College Mentor Trainer, a CATCH Academy Mentor Trainer, Training Director for Miami Dade Corrections Second Chance Dog Training Program, a member of the Miami Kappa Kappa Gamma Alumnae Association, as well as the University of Miami Alumni Association’s Young Alumni Council. Dee previously served a four year term on the Board of Directors for the South Florida Veterinary Medical Association & Foundation and has also served on the Board of Trustees for the Association of Professional Dog Trainers.

Dee is one of less than 400 trainers in the world who hold a CDBC (Certified Dog Behavior Consultant) credential through the International Association of Applied Behavior Consultants (IAABC) and is passionate about dog and baby/kid safety, providing a free community lecture several times a year on expectations and safety when it comes to living with kids and dogs. Dee actively serves on the Application Review Committee (ARC) for IAABC, and is responsible for scoring applications for professional certification in the dog division. In 2014 Dee was honored to be recognized as LEAP’s Female Entrepreneur of the Year, and in 2015 Dee was recognized as a top three finalist for the Coral Gables of Chamber of Commerce’s AXA Business Women of the Year awards. Dee was also a finalist for the 2018 Woman on the Year for the Women in the Pet Industry Awards.

Dee shares her home with one orange tabby cat, a bunny, two order Collies, a black Lab, her son Jack and her English husband, Sam.


With a love for social media and blogging, you can follow Dee at @Doggiedeeva on Instagram, Applause Your Paws on Facebook, or Dee’s blog at Dee's rescue organization, Magic City K9, can also be found on social media.


- Menage a Trois red blend

- single serving wine bottles

- Romero Britto art


- Hero Discs - "the best K9 frisbee ever," says Dee -

- Ruff Land Dog Kennels

- Red Barn Bully Sticks & Treats -

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