Gina Avitabile

Team Trainer

Gina grew up in Quincy, MA as an animal lover with parents who did not share her interest. In her youth, she nurtured her passion through drawing, reading, and begging for a pet! Once on her own, she began life as a dog owner, and soon realized that every dog owner needs to be a dog trainer as well. Her own dogs with various behavioral issues and temperaments led her on a journey of self education.

For many years Gina was a stay at home mom and was an active volunteer with local shelters and with the Florida 4-H Dog Project. She is the leader of the Doggone Crazy 4-H Club, based in Riverview, and mentors youth through teaching responsible dog ownership, dog care, and training in the areas of obedience, agility, rally-O, and showmanship.

She currently shares her home with her two teenage children and three dogs.