Candace Nolte spent 13 years serving the State of Texas in key positions in the Texas Legislature and with the Texas Department of Public Safety.  Her roles focused on advising and educating decision-makers regarding homeland security, emergency management, criminal justice, and law enforcement policy.

When the demanding life of politics and security clearances began to take its toll on her health and family, Candace found her balance by working with her dogs. That interest turned into a passion to help others connect and communicate with their dogs. She decided to significantly alter her career path and thus waved goodbye to the people under the pink dome and enrolled in dog training school.

Candace graduated from the National K9 School for Dog Trainers in Columbus, Ohio as a Certified Professional Trainer. While there, she received endorsements to conduct the following training: basic and advanced obedience, behavior modification, puppy development, tracking, scent detection, personal protection, police K-9, retrieval, and utility.

Candace lives in Cedar Park with her husband and their three Australian Shepherds (Kaylee, Zoe, and Jewel). When she is not “living the dream” training dogs, she enjoys practicing Japanese martial arts (Iaido) and studying Japanese tea ceremony (Chado).