Danny was born and raised in Texas and has resided in Austin, Texas since 1989. He has always loved being around animals and as a young boy, during summer vacations, found himself helping his grandparents care for stray dogs and cats around the house. After years of thinking about pursuing his true passion of working with animals, Danny decided to quit his retail management job of 12 years and enroll in Starmark Academy for Professional Dog Trainers, where he became a Certified Dog Trainer and Behavior Specialist through their intensive training program.
Danny started Padded Paws because he wants to have fun helping dog owners and families achieve their goals, strengthen the bond with their dog through training and walking and improve the owner and dog’s quality of life through structure, guidance and leadership. Danny has a dog and two cats; a Pug named Nucky, a rescue cat named Polly and a stray cat named Jaxx. He enjoys donating his time working with rescue dogs by helping them learn by improving their behavior to build their trust and respect.