About Homeward Bound Behavior & Training, LLC

Homeward Bound Behavior and Training, LLC is owned by Emily Blythe.  Emily has over 15 years of experience helping families and pets in need. She got her start in Nebraska, moved to Iowa, and now her journey has brought her to Wisconsin!


She has extensive experience working in animal shelters and veterinary clinics. She specializes in feline, canine, and avian behavior and implements behavior modification through force free training. She is committed to a science-based approach to training, behavior modification, and teaching people.

She holds her associate certification in the canine division and feline division through the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants, is a Fear Free Certified Animal Trainer, a Certified Separation Anxiety Trainer, and a certified AKC Canine Good Citizen Evaluator. She is a member of the Pet Professional Guild and Force Free Trainers of Wisconsin.

References are available upon request!

Picture of head dog trainer and behavior consultant Emily Blythe.

Meet The Team

Picture of dog trainer and behavior consultant Jolene Harmer.

Jolene Short, CPDT-KA, CSAT

Jolene has been a dog trainer/behavior consultant for nearly a decade. She began her behavior journey in animal shelters in Iowa and even completed a four-month long apprenticeship at one of the largest animal sanctuaries in the country! She has experience working with a large variety of behavior needs including reactivity, resource guarding, ex-puppy mill/hoarding cases, basic manners and much more. She is a Fear Free Certified Animal Trainer and a Certified Professional Dog Trainer - Knowledge Assessed (CPDT - KA).

“Most cases I encounter, owners are at their wits’ end with their pet’s behavior. My goal is to help the pet stay where it is most comfortable—at home. Home is family and that’s what my pets have been to me.


The connections I have made with animals over the years is why I love my work. By working with people to modify and overcome their pet’s behavior problems, it is possible to salvage that all-important connection.”

– Emily Blythe, Owner & Founder