Faculty Highlight - Oluademi James-Daniel

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Oluademi James-Daniel joined No Barks About It in 2014 as a daycare assistant and has blossomed over the last five years into an integral member of the NBAI family. Today she is our Dayschool Coordinator and newly certified CGC Evaluator, so you may have already had the pleasure of meeting her in one capacity or another.

Having started with experience with shelter care in Long Island and a degree in English Literature and creative writing, Oluademi brought a lifetime of specialized knowledge of dog breeds and behavior to NBAI. She also boasts the natural gift of successfully translating the language of dog into words and ideas that us humans can better understand! As a result, Olua has worked tirelessly to help develop our unique Dayschool program; learning and developing training protocols, management techniques, add-on services, and staff education curricula. Her dedication to the business and its people (both employees and clients alike) has no doubt been one of the keys to our continued success.

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Oluademi is currently leading our Puppy Social and AKC Puppy STAR evening classes as well as the Electives and Day Training sessions offered as part of our daycare program. As if that isn’t enough to keep a person busy, she has also recently established a local reptile rescue and is working to train her Windsprite, Juliet, to be a licensed therapy dog, as well as dabbling in ball python breeding and other animal husbandry!

Some of her favorite aspects of working at NBAI is helping to problem-solve and research effective behavior modification training, seeing improvements in dogs and their relationship with their people, and making lasting friendships with her coworkers.

“The more ‘difficult’ they are perceived, the more I’ll adore them. There is no such thing as a ‘bad’ dog, just a misunderstood one,” she says of her most notable challenging dogs, including her own Yorkie mix at home, Ginger.

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Oluademi hopes to one day open a rescue for senior pets and start an education program focused on teaching teens about commonly misunderstood animals like spiders, snakes, and dogs.

In the meantime, she will be spearheading the new NBAI puppy head start daycare program: PupK puppy kindergarten! What’s more exciting than helping puppies learn to be well-rounded and confident members of their family? More info about the program can be found on our site here (plus cute puppy pictures because: why not?)

Pictured below are a few of Oluademi’s favorite daycare dogs:

Hunter  - Eager

Hunter - Eager

Luna  - Cheeky

Luna - Cheeky

Ripley  - Silly

Ripley - Silly