Kim Mayes lives in Brevard County, Florida with her 3 Siberian Huskies, Seppala, Rocket & Nova, and her Chinese Crested Dog, Loki. Kim has been a trainer on Florida's Space Coast for over 20 years. She is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer a Professional Trick Dog Instructor, Stunt Dog Judge and a proud member of the Pet Professional Guild which promotes the importance of using force-free methods in training. Kim also owns Rockin' Dawgs Positive Dog Training LLC located in Rockledge, FL which is that county's only completely force-free indoor training facility. Ms. Mayes is a big advocate of animal rescue, and lovingly refers to her pups as "The Throw-Away Pack" as many of her dogs were multiple returnees or in multiple homes before finding their way into her life. Through her amazing efforts, all of her dogs have earned multiple Champion titles over the years. Some of her dogs have gone on to become registered therapy pets and compete in a variety of dog sports as well. It is Kim's special bond with these silly, hyper, intriguing, intelligent, strong-willed, loving and often times crazy dogs, and the story of their journeys together that have inspired her books.