Hmm, you may be thinking. Real Terms Dog Training Solutions? That's an unusual name for a dog trainer business. I'm sure it is eating you up to not know why that is the name. Well, are you ready? I'll tell you!
It all started back when I was finishing up my bachelor's degree. I was living in Dillon, Montana and I was seeing the finish line! I had changed my major a few times in college, but finally and happily settled on a BA in English Lit and Communications. I was convinced that I was going to be a journalist. It was the latest career choice in a long line of career choices, but that is a story for another day. I was doing an internship at the local paper, and my editorial column was...Real Terms!
After graduation, I put in lots of applications at newspapers, and not a one of them were terribly interested in me. The one that interviewed me told me I needed more life experience and to get out of my little corner of the world. The others all wanted me to have a masters degree at least. Looking back, I am glad I didn't pursue it, an expensive degree in a dying industry.
I took that one newspaper's advice and did get out of my corner of the world. I ended up spending a year in Tanzania, working in an orphanage and expanding my comfort zone. I finished that experience and that was how I ended up in Billings, to make a long story short. I work with kids all day and dogs are my reward. But, as much as my heart bleeds for kids who have it rough, I feel at my most whole when training dogs.
I pursued a certification program as a dog trainer and continue to learn all that I can. Sometimes all that teaches me is how much I still have to learn. I want to work with people and their dogs and I want to help them out.
Does that explain the name yet? No, but it kind of gives you an idea of the journey I have been on to find the name. First thing first, know that I am not recycling my old newspaper column name. Yes, I am using the name again, but it is not for lack of a better name.
So, how did I come up with that name? It is actually pretty simple. If you take my name, Rachel Tremis, you can find the words Real Terms. I think that's pretty cool! This is me, trading one dream in for another, and the name is that reminder to always go for what I want, and to remain true to myself.
You put it all together, and you have me. I want to help regular people learn how to be the person their dog deserves and I want to keep dogs in their loving homes. It makes my heart grow three sizes when someone takes my advice, acts it and then tells me it worked for them! I want to find the answers to all of your dog training problems and I want to be able to give them to you in an easy to understand way. I want to be that friendly, genuine person who you and your dog both enjoy. I want to be a source you know you can get easily understood information from. I want you to be glad you picked me and to appreciate my name and training model!
Hi, I'm Rachel. I'm crazy about dogs and want to see all of them living the best life possible. Most of my free time is taken up by dogs, but when I am not working with my own or others, I also enjoy cooking, volunteer work, reading and Netflix in my pajamas.