The Name: “World’s Okayest” began as a joke between my former students who become colleauges and me. They regularly call me “World’s Okayest Mentor” to ensure I don’t get too big for my britches. So when it came time to name the media outlet for my personal thoughts, feelings, and writings, “World’s Okayest Expert” seemed both fitting and with enough humor to not take myself too seriously.
The Basics: Lover of animal behavior, impassioned for social justice, disabled woman, demander of service animal reform. Please bring wine and cheese.
Abigail resides in Alabama. Abigail is the founder and owner of Roverchase; a Service Animal School and Animal Behavior Facility. Abigail shares her life with Brian the human, Macallan her service dog, a toy poodle with purple ears, a pet pig, a very beloved ferret, a skinnypig guinea pig, and a miniature service horse in training.
Abigail’s Professional Biography:
Abigail is the founder and owner of Roverchase and has been a professional dog trainer for 15+ years. As one of the most certified dog trainers in the southeastern U.S., she holds several animal behavior credentials including; Certified Canine Behavior Consultant (CCBC-KA), Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA), and one of just 70 trainers worldwide selected by Victoria Stilwell to hold the prestigious title of Victoria Stilwell Professional Dog Trainer.
Abigail is also a member of the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants, the Pet Professional Guild, and the Association of Professional Dog Trainers. She previously has worked as a veterinary technician, professional groomer, and professional pet sitter. When Abigail is not at Roverchase, as her health allows, she is often touring the country attending & teaching at continuing education seminars and events, and spending as much time at Disney World and Universal Orlando as possible!
Victoria Stilwell Professional Dog Trainer
Certified Canine Behavior Consultant
Certified Professional Dog Trainer
Association of Professional Dog Trainers
Pet Sitter International Professional
10 years as a Veterinary Technician
15+ years as a Professional Dog Behavior Consultant
5 years as a professional groomer
20+ years as a professional pet sitter
- Guest lecturer at Auburn University School of Veterinary Medicine
- Guest lecturer at Tuskeegee University School of Veterinary Medicine
- Expert writer for Positively.com
- Published regularly as an expert opinion writer in major canine publications