April developed a love for animals at a very early age. Her first pets were a pair of hamsters that she loved playing with. Around the age of 10 her parents bought her a Miniature Schnauzer that she learned to groom and teach tricks. She quickly realized a passion for grooming and training. In 2004 April attended grooming school and became certified. These skills contributed to her success in various dog show competitions and also lead to a feature article in Groomer to Groomer magazine.
April has also worked as a veterinary technician for over 16 years. In 2012 she started her own dog training business in which she became professionally involved in wrangling and training animals for the entertainment industry. Her animals have appeared in movies and TV commercials for Tractor Supply, Sleep Study and Containment. She is currently active in conformation dog shows, rally, obedience, herding, dock diving and trick training.