About Working Canine Club
Hi, I’m Emerald!
I was born in Seattle, WA and grew up in the country outside of the small town of Duvall. The type of place that had two stoplights on the main road lined with mom and pop shops on either side.
At the age of 12, my first service dog Hailey graduated with a man who was a youth pastor and paraplegic. It was the first time in my life that I truly felt like I was helping someone. I’ll never forget his overwhelming joy, appreciation, and gratitude for the change, companionship, and independence Hailey had brought to this gentleman’s life.
This moment in time changed my life, the way my brain functioned and perceived things, I realized that I loved this feeling. The ability to help someone in ways that were previously unimaginable to me until this point in my life. This man was suddenly empowered and able to interact with the environment in a way that he had previously been unable to. The change that occurred in both of our lives happened all because a young boy was willing to give a stranger his best friend.
Because of my experience in being part of changing this man's life, I was determined to make this my life's mission. I decided to become a chiropractor to help people overcome physical, emotional, and chemical hurdles. While in practice, I continued training assistance dogs and helping others do the same.
After 20 years of learning and refining my skills as a dog trainer, I was given the unique opportunity to become a contracted trainer and advisor for many assistance dog programs throughout the country.
In March of 2020, COVID-19 changed the way we all do life. 1 day after my birthday I received a call from the hospital informing me that my dad had been admitted to the hospital. Less then 24 hours later, he was sedated and placed on a ventilator.
Fortunately, my Dad recovered but during that time, being unable to do anything to help him and my chiropractic office unable to operate normally, I decided to host free nightly dog classes to bring dog owners together during a scary time. Over the month, over 600 dog owners connected with one another across two countries.
Because of the amazing success of the dog classes I've decide to continue offering my services and have pivoted to being a dog trainer full time.
If you'd like to join me on this amazing journey, I encourage you to check out Working Canine Club's Foundation's Course and start your dog's training today!
Dr. Emerald (Dogtor Emerald) Mojica, DC,