Denise Herman is the owner and lead trainer at Empire of the Dog in NYC. Empire of the Dog was founded in 2000. Denise has written for The Bark magazine, Modern Dog, and The Nest, and has been profiled in Dog Fancy magazine. She also apprentices and trains dog trainers through the Dog Training Internship Academy, and is on the advisory board for AFAR NYC, an organization that runs local pet programs including programs to provide support of pets of military veterans. She just started fostering a rat to train, named Splinter.