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My certifications and continuing education:

Karen Pryor Certified Training Partner (KPA CTP)

Certified Professional Dog Trainer - Knowledge and Skills Assessed (CPDT-KSA)

Member:  Susan Garrett's Inner Circle Mastermind Group 

Freestyle & Rally-Freestyle Certified Instructor

AKC Evaluator for Canine Good Citizen & Trick Dog programs

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In-depth training:

  • Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner
  • Certified Professional Dog Trainer - Knowledge and Skills Assessed (CPDT-KSA) testing and video judging of my skills.
  • Susan Garrett's Inner Circle Mastermind Group
  • Clicker Expo - multiple years
  • Dr. Bob Bailey's Chicken Workshops (U.S. & Germany)
  • Dr. Susan Friedman’s ‘Living and Learning with Animals’
  • Natural Encounters, Inc. ‘Contemporary Animal Training and Management.’  Macaw training for one week in 2015 and 2022.
  • Ken Ramirez’ ‘Animal Training Course’ at Shedd Aquarium, Chicago
  • IAABC ‘Animal Behavior Consulting - Principles and Practices’
  • Barbara Handelman's 12 month Service Dog Course
  • Terry Ryan's Legacy Virtual Chicken Camp
  • Continuing Education Units through multiple venues.

Titles earned:


Rally-Freestyle: RFE-CH and MF/E.

World Canine Freestyle Organization: FDX/HTM and FD/MF.

Do More With Your Dog: Champion Trick Dog, Stunt Dog Novice.

Current dogs in training:

  • Dancer & Stormy earned their Rally-Free Champion titles.
  • Dancer is a Champion Trick Dog with Do More With Your Dog.
  • Dancer earned her Performer Trick Dog title with AKC.  Stormy earned her Advanced Trick Dog title.
  • Dancer is a certified Therapy Dog with the Alliance of Therapy Dogs.
  • Tali is enrolled in Hannah Branigan's Zero to CD program.

Bob Bailey's Chicken Workshops in Maryland and Germany.

Natural Encounters, Inc. in Florida with Steve Martin

Shedd Aquarium in Chicago with Ken Ramirez

Raptor Training in Albuquerque

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