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I am a Certified Professional Dog Trainer - Knowledge-Assessed, through the Certification Council of Professional Dog Trainers. ( CCPDT believes the public has the right to work with dog training and behavior professionals who are not only knowledgeable but whose knowledge is based on current, sound scientific principles

I graduated from Animal Behavior College ( in June 2010, where I earned my certification as an ABC Certified Dog Trainer.  My year long commitment to this program provided me with a formal education in canine obedience training, and understanding behavior and its motives. I am also a Mentor Trainer for ABC, helping train new students.

I am a member of the Pet Professional Guild (, founded on the principles of force-free training and pet care.  PPG members understand force-free to mean: no shock, no pain, no choke, no fear, no physical force and that no compulsion-based methods are employed to train or care for a pet.


I am a Professional Member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers (, a professional organization of individual trainers who are committed to becoming better trainers through education.


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Please be aware that there is no law stating that one must be 'certified' to be a dog trainer. Anyone can say they are a dog trainer. Be sure that you are working with someone who has taken the time to pursue a qualified education - meaning they work with your pet based on science-proven, positive-based methods.

I regularly attend seminars and conferences to consistently learn and advance my knowledge in all aspects of canine behavior.

My training methods are science-based positive methods - no choke, pinch or shock collars.

I have been working with dogs and their owners for years and there is nothing which satisfies me more than seeing the bond created between a dog & his person by teaching good dog manners. It's a well-known fact that most dogs are relinquished to animal shelters due to behavior problems. Let's work together to be sure that doesn't happen! My goal is to make yours a 'good dog' so that you have a 'happy home'.

“The degree of force used by a trainer is inversely proportional to the trainer's level of competence “ 

- Leah Roberts

Some of the trainers I've had the honor of studying under:

With Dr. Ian Dunbar

With Dr. Patricia McConnell

With Nicole Wilde

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