Kyra Sundance, dog trainer, author, dog tricks

Find a Certified Trick Dog Instructor (CTDI) in your area:

CTDI logoDo More With Your Dog!® is the official sanctioning and organizing body for the sport of Dog Tricks. The Do More With Your Dog!® instructors have been certified to ensure that they teach with positive and effective methods.

Many CTDIs are experienced seminar presenters and perform live demonstrations for your event.

All-Star Performance Dog TeamAll CTDIs are eligible Team Captains for the All-Star Performance Dog Team.

 

 

UNITED STATES
Alabama
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Dothan: Lisa Gunn CTDI
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Dothan
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Lisa Gunn

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Certified Trick Dog Instructor

 

Webb: Mary May CTDI
AL
Webb
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Mary May

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Certified Trick Dog Instructor

 

Alaska
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Eagle River: Linda Boggs
AK
Eagle River
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Associate Trick Dog Instructor

 

North Pole: Melissa Wallace, PhD, CTDI, CATT, TDAA Judge
AK
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Melissa Wallace

PAWS-AK
801-828-7308
paws_ak@yahoo.com

Release Your Dog's Brilliance

Melissa has been training dogs for many years; she trains her own Chihuahuas in agility, teacup agility, treibball, tracking, rally, obedience, nosework, barn hunt, and of course, tricks. Melissa is a frequent competitor in several of these sports in multiple venues and even travels to the Lower 48 to compete. She began training clients and their dogs in 2005. She has worked with Mastiffs and Belgian Malinois all the way down to Yorkie mixes and Pomeranians. She enjoys working with all ages of handlers. She teaches tricks, agility, Teacup agility, Treibball, rally, obedience, CGC prep, and tracking.

Melissa has been a member of several performance dog clubs and served on the Board of Directors for the Great Salt Lake Dog Training Club in Utah as the Co-Director of Training. She is a Certified Teacup Dog Agility Association (TDAA) Judge, Certified American Treibball Trainer (CATT) and judge, and an Certified Trick Dog Instructor (CTDI). She is a professional member of The Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT) and the American Treibball Association as well as a member of TDAA. She is currently working on her Certified Professional Dog Trainer – Knowledge Assessed certification. She brings her extensive experience as a judge, board member, and ongoing continuing education to all of her classes.

FUN and developing a working bond are central points of her classes. Let's release your dog's brilliance.

 

Arkansas
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Clarksville: Dayna Hilton
AK
Clarksville

Dayna Hilton
keepkidsfiresafe@gmail.com

Associate Trick Dog Instructor

Conway: Pamela Padgett, CTDI
AK
Conway
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Pamela Padgett
conwaydogtraining@gmail.com

Certified Trick Dog Instructor

Arizona
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Arizona City: Susan O'Driscoll, CTDI
AZ
Arizona City
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Certified Trick Dog Instructor

 

Buckeye: Marianne Haymanson, CTDI
AZ
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Marianne Hymanson

Certified Trick Dog Instructor

:I trained Service Dogs (disability & hearing) for 8+ years. I've titled two dogs in Rally Obedience, am a Rally Judge for 4-H and compete in many dog sports. I train private sessions using positive reinforcement. I was also Chapter Director for Therapy Dogs International.

 

Chandler: Diane Stamp
AZ
Chandler
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Associate Trick Dog Instructor

I believe in positivity in training.

 

Flagstaff: Laura Mork
AZ
Flagstaff
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Laura Mork

Associate Trick Dog Instructor
I started training dogs when I in the 4-H club dog program when I was a wee one! I have trained dogs all my life, and started training professionally 2 years ago, when I graduated from a school for professional dog trainers, interned for 6 months and then was hired. Now I am have my own business.

I have a 8 year old bloodhound named Hemi that does several advanced tricks, and I just got a little 3 year old mixed breed shelter dog who is learning a few simple ones.

 

All-Star Performance Dog TeamGilbert: C.J. Jackson, CTDI
AZ
Gilbert


C.J. Jackson and Jasmine
Certified 12/11
superkeej@hotmail.com

youtube

 

Live Life With Enthusiasm!
"My Favorite Pup Jasmine" is a popular trick dog who has been featured on TV, commercials, and print ads. She was trained exclusively using clicker training. I encourage relationship based training using positive reinforcement. I empower you with the tools and techniques you'll need to successfully train your dog.

 

Hereford: Nita Gandara, KPA CTP, TDCH, CTDI Silver Medal Trainer

AZ
Hereford

 


Nita Gandara, KPA CTP, CTDI
Head Trainer, On Cue Canines
Certified 4/10
nita.gandara@gmail.com
http://www.canineteamwork.com
(520) 234-6192

 

Every dog deserves a chance to be a good dog.
In the early 1990s, while she was researching dog breeds online, Nita discovered websites talking about a new way of training dogs—clicker training. She continued to learn more about this style of training, and when she got her first puppy she was lucky to find a local clicker puppy class. From the first click, she was hooked!

Nita is a Karen Pryor Academy (KPA) Certified Training Partner (CTP) and is very excited to help owners learn new tricks and have fun with their dogs. Her new goal is to master every trick in the 101 Dog Tricks book! She finds that dog training provides her a relief from the stresses of life, and would rather be out training her dogs than just about anything else. Nita is the owner of Canine Team Work.

Hereford: Vicki Brown, CTDI
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AZ
Hereford

 


Vicki Brown

phillipe1@yahoo.com
azcaninevicki@gmail.com

520-249-4576

 

Certified Trick Dog Instructor

Vicki Brown has been teaching Basic and Advanced Manners classes as well as Trick classes since January of 2011, as well as offering private lessons. She is a certified Canine Good Citizen Evaluator. Vicki also worked for Soldier's Best Friend for two years where she trained dogs for soldiers with PTSD and TBI. Vicki and her dog, Kate, are active competitors in AKC Agility, competing at the Masters level.
Vicki especially loves teaching tricks because of the amazing bond it creates between human and dog. Her own dog has performed in professional photo shoots and videos. You can see Vicki’s name in the credits as Animal Trainer for the Independent film “Lucky U Ranch”- where one of the dogs from her Trick Dogs Class went on to perform specialized tasks and tricks that she trained for the dog’s part in that film.

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Mesa: Jonathon Kachlon
AZ
Mesa

Jonathon Kachlon
ReliableK9@gmail.com

Certified Trick Dog Instructor

Oro Valley: Carey Haas
AZ
Oro Valley

Carey Haas
ReliableK9@gmail.com

Associate Trick Dog Instructor
I've been training full time for 9 years, work with over 2,000 dogs and their people companions. I achieved my CPDT; am applying for my APDT Rally Level 1 Judge. Most of my work is private training for fearful/neophobic dogs and I enjoy teaching "skillset", CGC & Therapy prep classes. I have a long time trick class called the "PAWSEE", which is my cattledog, a westie, a corgi, and a cavalier that do scripted skits. We've done 4 public 10 minute "shows" that start with a 5 minute obedience demo.I We are currently working on some skits to take to the many assisted living facilities here in Oro Valley/Tucson area. Our goal is to show people that they can have alot of fun with their own dogs and just have a blast seeing our dogs enjoy themselves!

Phoenix: Kelli McCoy, CTDI
AZ
Phoenix

Kelli McCoy

Certified Trick Dog Instructor

Queen Creeck: Sandy Beeler
AZ
Queen Creek

Sandy Beeler
beelers@bybeeler.com

Associate Trick Dog Instructor
I have been training dogs for about twenty years and titled in obedience (CDX level), agility (multiple levels/organizations) but my love is freestyle. I am a World Canine Freestyle Organization judge and travel to judge live competitions as well as judge video comps. One of the things I find most rewarding is training beginners where I have the opportunity to be part of their wonderful life journey and get to show them there are so many fun things they can do with their dog!

Queen Creeck: Kama Rueschenberg
AZ
Queen Creek

Kama Rueschenberg
Trainer, Club-Doggie.com
kama@club-doggie.com

Associate Trick Dog Instructor
I work full-time as a trainer with Club-Doggie.com and ArizonaAnimalActors.com. I have been training dogs and their owners for over 6 years. I have four dogs. Two of my dogs have been featured in online and print advertisements, three of my dogs have been trained to compete in agility, and I work all four of my dogs on sheep.


Queen Creeck: Amy Sandidge
AZ
Queen Creek

Amy Sandidge

Associate Trick Dog Instructor


Scottsdale: Sarah Horvath, CTDI Trainer of the Year
AZ
Scottsdale

Sarah Horvath
sarah@mygoodcanine.com
www.mygoodcanine.com

Certified Trick Dog Instructor

I am a trainer with My Good Canine in Scottsdale, Arizona. I assist in training dogs for the AKC Canine Good Citizen test and help with the socialization/training of dogs staying in the board & train program. 

Sketch, my 2 year old Border Collie, and I have trained for and passed the AKC Canine Good Citizen and the AKC Canine Community tests. We also participate in the sport of DockDogs. Sketch participates in Big Air, Extreme Vertical and Speed Retrieve. We have earned DockDogs titles in Big Air & Iron Dog (a competition consisting of all 3 disciplines). Sketch & I have received an invitation to compete in the 2014 World Championships in Iowa. Sketch and I love dog sports and are always open to trying something new.

Sketch loves learning new tricks and I believe tricks are great way to bond with your dog. I am very excited to help owners learn new tricks and to have fun with their dogs. Sketch & I are working toward completing our Champion trick dog title.


Scottsdale: Kerstin Horvath, CTDI
AZ
Scottsdale

Kerstin Horvath
kerstin@mygoodcanine.com
www.mygoodcanine.com

Certified Trick Dog Instructor

I am AKC CGC Evaluator and owner/trainer at My Good Canine in Scottsdale, Arizona. We offer a wide array of training options including group classes, private training, and board & train. I believe that training should be fun for both the dog & handler. Trick training is an excellent way to bond with your dog. In particular, tricks are an excellent way to get the whole family involved in the training of your dog. We look forward to introducing more clients to trick training and showing them how much fun it can be to train your dog.
 
In addition to obedience and trick training, my dogs are involved in a variety of dog sports. Sketch is our 2 year old Border Collie and he is now competing in DockDogs with both of my daughters. Sketch and the girls have received a number of invitations to compete in the DockDogs World Championships this fall. In addition, we have a 10 month old Border Collie named Arrow. Arrow has just started competing with the girls and we are excited that he has also received an invitation to Worlds! We also have a Scottish Terrier, a Miniature Dachshund and a Miniature Bull Terrier. Tricks are fun for the whole family and all dogs, regardless of their breed or size!

All-Star Performance Dog Team Tucson: Kate Hinner, CTDI

AZ
Tucson

 


Kate Hinner

Tucson Tail Waggers
tucsontailwaggers.com
khinner@cox.net

 

Positive Training for Positive Results
The adoption of my two dogs inspired me to turn their lives into something special and fulfilling. I discovered trick training, and found that it was a great way to have fun with dogs while boosting their confidence and enthusiasm. As dogs thrive on positive reinforcement, trick training is perfect for increasing the canine-human bond while promoting mutual respect and kindness. I offer the following services:

  • Group dog trick training
  • One-on-one dog trick training
  • Cat trick training
  • Dog walking/exercising

I look forward to working with you and your dog.

Tucson: Nikki Frahm
AZ
Tucson

Nikki Frahm
nmfrahm@gmail.com

Associate Trick Dog Instructor
I've worked at a dog daycare for over 2 years and have been manager for about a year. I love learning different techniques to train dogs to their full potential to live a fun, happy life with their families.

Tucson: Rachel Molyneux
AZ
Tucson

Rachel Molyneux

sol.DOG Canine Services, LLC

Associate Trick Dog Instructor
I am co-owner of a dog training company. I have 11 yrs of experience in animal welfare and have fostered and rehomed hundreds of dogs, many of which came to me with behavior problems. One of my current dogs and I have learned tricks together to participate in a "canine drill team." I look forward to being able to share my knowledge with students.

Tucson: Brittany Robinson, CTDI
AZ
Tucson
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Brittany Robinson
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Certified Trick Dog Instructor

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Tucson: Veronica D. Zimmerman CTDI
AZ
Tucson
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Veronica D. Zimmerman
CEO and Head Trainer,
V's Cloud 9 K - 9 llc
click@vscloud9k9.com
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"Properly Trained, Man Can Be Dog's Best Friend"
V's Cloud 9 K-9 LLC teaches people and dogs through positive reinforcement. We use principles rooted in the science of learning. Dogs actually learn during training — staying engaged, developing wanted behaviors, and building confidence - while strengthening the healing power of the human-dog bond.

V's Cloud 9 K-9 LLC provides a variety of training services; however, it is the first in its kind to provide Tucson with the tools to train a Diabetic Alert Dog. These are dogs that are trained to alert to low blood glucose (hypoglycemia) and high blood glucose (hyperglycemia) to reduce the known short term and long term side effects of diabetes by improving glucose control. Veronica is also the author of the book, DOG: A Diabetic's Best Friend Training Guide - Train Your Own Diabetic & Glycemic Alert Dog

Services Provided:

  • Assistance choosing the right dog
  • Temperament Assessments
  • A.K.C. Canine Good Citizen Training & Evaluations
  • A.K.C. Community Canine Training & Evaluations
  • Confidence Building
  • Behavior Modification
  • Diabetic Alert Dog Training
  • Additional Assistance Task Training
  • Public Access Training
  • Fun Tricks
  • Chicken Clicker Training Workshops
  • Book Signing
  • Public Speaking
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Tucson: Janet Galante
AZ
Tucson

Janet Galante

Owner, Sit! Stay! Play!
janet@sitstayplaytucson.com
520-882-7529
www.sitstayplaytucson.com

Associate Trick Dog Instructor
I have owned Sit! Stay! Play!, a dog daycare and training center for 13 years. I was on the original ABKA committee to establish standards in the dog daycare industry. I was a mentor for the Animal Behavior College. I am a professional member of APDT and am a CPDT-ka and have served on CCPDT committees. I have owned many breeds, but have been primarily involved with vizslas for the over past twenty years. I compete with my dogs in conformation, field trials, hunt tests, barn hunts, nose work, agility, and obedience. I am also owned by a funny little Chihuahua named Lulu! You can check me out at www.sitstayplaytucson.com

California
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Antioch: Eva KifrI CTDI
CA
Antioch

Eva Kifri

 

Certified Trick Dog Instructor

Bakersfield: JoAnne Rowles, CTDI
CA
Bakersfield

JoAnne Rowles

Certified 7/16

 

Certified Trick Dog Instructor

Bakersfield: Cari Coston Silver Medal Trainer
CA
Bakersfield

 

Associate Trick Dog Instructor
I have grown up with dogs my whole life but I was always trained to teach them things by using a slip collar. My latest dog Jace helped me to seek out other ways to train and I found progressive reinforcement training. We have both been so much better off because of it. Now I am passionate about it and want to teach everyone that they can teach their dogs this way with no intimidation just lots of fun and treats! I have learned so much following your program and following a few other people with progressive reinforcement. Of course Jace has taught me a lot too. I started teaching a beginning trick class with the dog club I am a part of and we have been having a blast.

Buena Park: CJ (Carolyn) Fithian, B.A., M.A., ABCDT, TDCH, CTDI Bronze Medal Trainer
CA
Buena Park

CJ (Carolyn) Fithian

cjfithian@mac.com

Trick Training for Fun and Bonding with your Dog

CJ is an amateur dog trainer, specializing in dog sports, such as flyball, agility and disc dog. She also volunteers at many dog rescue shows and programs, demonstrating these wonderful dog sports, and all the other fun things that you can do with your dogs.

CJ believes in having a strong, loving bond with her dogs, based on setting up clear, achievable criteria, marking and reinforcing the desired behaviors, while ignoring the undesired behaviors. There is no room in CJ's training program for any form of coercion or physical punishment. CJ is a vocal advocate of the Control Unleashed program by Leslie McDevitt. Any and every dog can benefit from the concepts of Control Unleashed.

CJ has five Jam-Min' Aussies, also known as Miniature Australian Shepherds: Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Tasmania and new little Adelaide. Melbourne is the 1st of the Jam-Min' crew to earn his Trick Dog Champion title with "Do More With Your Dog". Sydney has also earned her TDCh title, and Brisbane and Tasmania have their Expert titles. Little Adelaide is beginning training on her Novice title. All of the adult Jam-Min' Aussies have earned their Canine Good Citizen titles, and are also titled in Flyball, Agility, Disc Dog, and Tricks. Additional activities include Nose Work, Dock Diving and Lure Coursing.

In addition to the Jam-Min' Aussies, the Fithian Family also includes a loving, supportive husband (Pat), and 4 not so supportive cats (Squeaky, Bruiser, Latte and Widget).

You can find out more about CJ and her dogs, and about the wonderful sport of flyball, at the Surf City Flyball club's website.



Concord: Sheryl Onopchenko
CA
Concord

Sheryl Onopchenko
sherylonop@yahoo.com

Associate Trick Dog Instructor
Dog Lover and service dog trainer looking for more ways to enjoy my dogs and inspire others.

Campbell: Josh Allen, CTDI
CA
Campbell

Josh Allen
josheallen@gmail.com

Certified Trick Dog Instructor

Capitola: Sandi Pensinger
CA
Capitola

Sandi Pensinger

Associate Trick Dog Instructor

Chico: Sarah Richardson CTDI
CA
Chico


Sarah Richardson

Certified Trick Dog Instructor

Chico: Kathleen Kassebaum, CTDI
CA
Chico

Kathleen Kassebaum

Certified Trick Dog Instructor

 


Costa Mesa: Shannon Thier, CTDI
CA
Costa Mesa

Shannon Thier
k949dogs@gmail.com
(949) 4DOGS-99

Certified Trick Dog Instructor
I have been training since mid-90's. I train strictly force-free, R+ methods. I use verbal & clicker as markers. I teach basic training classes/privates through B-Mod, and trick training is my niche.

Animal Behavior College graduate, APDT Full member, Pet Professional Guild member, PetTech certified in pet safety/CPR, SCDTF member (Southern California Dog Trainers Forum)

My companions are 2 Husky/Dalmatian sisters who were found in a dumpster at 8 weeks old. They are now 11 yrs old, have passed their CGCs with flying colors, & are the biggest blessings I have ever received in this lifetime.

Del Mar: Dearing English CTDI
CA
Del Mar

Dearing English
dearinge@yahoo.com

Associate Trick Dog Instructor
Dearing is a dedicated clicker trainer who enjoys training tricks. She trains service dogs and believes that every dog can benefit from learning tricks. The more dogs learn, the better they behave! Dearing is very much looking forward to helping pet parents "Do More With Their Dog!"

Emeryville: Peta Hitchens, MVPHMgt, PhD, CTDI
CA
Emeryville

Peta Hitchens

Certified Trick Dog Instructor

Hailing all the way from Australia, Peta holds a Bachelor's degree in
Equine Studies, a Master's degree in Veterinary Public Health
Management and her doctorate in Medical Research (investigating risk
factors for horse racing jockey falls, injuries and  fatalities). She
currently works as a Postdoctoral Fellow at UC Davis researching
human-animal interactions.

In her spare time, Peta trains and teaches at Francis Metcalf's Canine Circus School in Oakland. She is experienced as both a horse and dog trainer, and has titled in agility (ANKC, AKC, TDAA) and rally-obedience (HDTC). Further, Peta performs with her amazing circus dog Ra: pleasing crowds of all ages at fundraisers, birthday parties and vaudeville shows in Northern California.


All-Star Performance Dog TeamEscondido: Penny DiLoreto ABCDT, CTDP-KA, CTDI
CA
Escondido

Penny DiLoreto
Owner/Head Trainier, K9 Dog Park
pdilo@pacbell.net

Creating Happy Dogs and Happy Owners One Trick at at Time!
As owner of K9 Dog Park® located in San Diego/Escondido CA, Penny DiLoreto - ABCDT, CTDP-KA is known for her Positive Reinforcement based training. Penny is a Graduate of Animal Behavior College, and a graduate of the Escondido ROP Veterinary Assistant programs Vet I. & Vet II. Her training classes include: Behavior Adjustment Training (BAT), Canine Good Citizen (CGC), Beginning Agility, Rally, and Tricks.

Fort Bragg: Lea Smith CTDI
CA
Fort Bragg

Lea Smith

Certified Trick Dog Instructor

Gardena: Faith Brandstetter
CA
Gardena

Faith Brandstetter

Associate Trick Dog Instructor

Graton: Pat Engel CTDI
CA
Graton

Pat Engel
Owner, Co-Pilot Dog Training

Certified Trick Dog Instructor
I became a CPDT-KA in 2008. In 2009 I earned a diploma, pass with distinction, from the Companion Animal Sciences Institute in Canine Behavior Science and Technology.

I own my own training business, Co-Pilot Dog Training. I would like to add trick instruction to my training repertoire as a way to help people bond with their dog, and have fun while training attention and responsiveness.

Hopland: Stella Fleming CTDI
CA
Hopland

Stella Fleming

Certified Trick Dog Instructor

Harbor City: Ethel Mercer CTDI
CA
Harbor City

Ethel Mercer

Certified Trick Dog Instructor
I have been teaching classes for 25 years. I started clicker training in 1989. I finished my Miniature Pinscher and my border collie's UD in obedience with clicker training. My BC, Heaver, is in Kyra Sundance's DVD "The best of the 101 tricks". my papillon, Zip, has been doing Tricks, Obed, Agility, Trick to music. I mix it all up to keep it fun.

Irvine: Tasha Miner Salsido, CTDI
CA
Irvine


Tasha Miner Salsido

Owner, Granted Wishes K9
Certified 9/12
grantedwishesk9@gmail.com

Pawsitive training for both ends of the leash!
I have been training my own dogs since 1995, and I opened my professional training business, Granted Wishes K9, in 2010. I use the Natural Way to help owners and dogs learn to communicate with each other through positive reinforcement techniques. We don't use any forceful, coercive, or punishment-based methods for training… It is unnatural to expect a dog to speak English, so unethical to punish them for failing to do so.

I have experience with a wide variety of breeds, ages, temperaments, and behavioral difficulties. I have a FREE Meetup.com group called IDOGS geared toward helping recover socialization and maintain it. We are priced low to be more widely available to those who have rescued dogs with issues, but we are definitely equal to the challenge. I hold Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Music Performance with an emphasis in Education -- I feel very strongly that this background enables me to come up with very creative and successful solutions for my dog training clients.

Irvine: Pam Johnson
CA
Irvine

Pam Johnson
Pam4Paws@doglover.com

Associate Trick Dog Instructor
I am a current Certified Dog Trainer through CPDT-KA. I have been working with dogs for over 12 years. I volunteer for the Orange County Pit Bull Rescue, I help out at their fund raising events and donate my time as a personal trainer to our foster volunteers. I just teamed up with GrantedwishesK9 to assit with classes and host some of my own in the future. Currently I have been doing a lot of private, puppy, behavior and obedience classes.

Irvine: Brittany Quon
CA
Irvine

Brittany Quon

Associate Trick Dog Instructor
After getting my degree in Animal Science and minoring in Psychology, training dogs sort of fell in my lap as the perfect career choice! I did an apprenticeship at a dog daycare and training facility to earn my CPDT-KA, and worked with hundreds of different types of dogs covering a variety of behaviors from obedience to fun tricks. I now work at spcaLA as an Animal Behavior and Training Specialist working with the shelter dogs as well as teaching public classes.

La Mesa: Danielle Theule DDS, KPA CTP, CPDT-KA
CA
La Mesa

Danielle Theule
Dogtech@cox.net

Associate Trick Dog Instructor
I've been training dogs, horses, cats and birds for many years. I am CGC evaluator; I train therapy dogs; and I provide training and guidance as a Dogs & Storks presenter.

All-Star Performance Dog TeamLaguna Beach: Marla Friedler-Cooper, MA CPDT-KSA, TDCH, CTDI Bronze Medal Trainer
CA
Laguna Beach


Marla Friedler-Cooper, MA CPDT-KSA

creativedogs@gmail.com

HollywoodDogStars.com SouthCoastDogTraining.com

All with Positive Reinforcement
In addition to being a Certified Professional Dog Trainer, Marla has an M.A. and B.A. in Communications, a California teaching credential, graduated from wild animal training school, where she worked with wolves, lions and tigers, and is currently pursuing a PhD in Educational Psychology. She is also an AKC Canine Good Citizen evaluator.

Marla is a nationally ranked agility competitor and has been a National Agility Finalist with her golden retriever, MACH 3 ADCH Roxy, who is in the Agility Dog Hall of Fame. Her border collie, MACH ADCH Sage, is a nationally competitive agility dog who won the Del Mar Dog Agility Speed Challenge. Marla’s border collie, Spritz, is on the US Agility Team and will be competing in Europe this summer. She is training her young border collie, Synergy, and her chihuahua, Samba, to be both agility and trick dogs. Marla trains all her dogs lots of tricks and considers it the foundation for all dog sports.

Her website is: SouthCoastDogTraining.com

Lancaster: Kajla Decastro
CA
Lancaster

Kajla Decastro
Kajlabrownie@hotmail.com

Associate Trick Dog Instructor
I feel it is important to do more stuff with your dog, not just throw them in the back yard. I have two boxers and do all sorts of training with them. My love for dogs is what makes me very happy and is my therapy! I do agility, obienece and rally.

Lancaster: Matthew Hissong, CTDI
CA
Lancaster

Matthew Hissong
Matthew@domorewithyourdog.com

Certified Trick Dog Instructor
Matthew is a Certified massage therapist who has worked on numerous dog injuries and ailments. Matthew has been training dogs for the last 12 years using positive training methods.

Larkspur: Anni Black CTDI
CA
Larkspur

Anni Black

Certified Trick Dog Instructor

Lebec: Nadine Johnson
CA
Lebec
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Nadine Johnson

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Associate Trick Dog Instructor

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Lincoln: Valerie George CTDI
CA
Lincoln

Valerie George
mentormaxx.com

Certified Trick Dog Instructor

Livermore: Laura Angelo, KPA CTP, CBAC, CTDI
CA
Livermore

Laura Angelo

Certified Trick Dog Instructor

Laura is a Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner, a graduate of Trish King's Canine Behavior Academy I, II and III, and Certified Trick Dog Instructor through Kyra Sundance's Do More with Your Dog. Laura's own dog currently has an Expert Trick Dog Title. Laura believes that we should teach dogs our expectations in a safe and joyful manner, without the use of any force or intimidation. She enjoys helping people learn to communicate in this way with their furry friends.

Los Angeles: Danielle Hurley
CA
Los Angeles

Danielle Hurley

Associate Trick Dog Instructor

Los Gatos: Vikki Boyd, CTDI
CA
Los Gatos


Vikki Boyd

408-358-3205

k9s4happiness@yahoo.com

Certified Trick Dog Instructor

Vikki Boyd is a certified dog trainer through CCPDT (Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers.) Vikki's dog training interests include: training for the urban family dog, puppy training, therapy dog training, and trick training.

Vikki's methods are positive, reward based using play, toys, treats and the environment. But most of all, Vikki teaches her clients how they themselves can become the reward for their dog.

Mill Valley: Lisa Caper CTDI
CA
Mill Valley

Lisa Caper

Certified Trick Dog Instructor

Moreno Valley:Adrianna Hahn
CA
Moreno Valley

Adrianna Hahn

Associate Trick Dog Instructor

Nicasio: Holly McArthur, CPDT-KA, CTDI
CA
Nicasio

Holly McArthur
Certified Professional Dog Trainer and Behavior Counselor
Optimist Dog Training
www.optimistdog.com
415.259.9481
holly@optimistdogtraining.com

Think Positively. Train Positively.
Holly McArthur is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer and a Behavior Counselor. She has been training animals for 20 years.

Through her business, Optimist Dog Training, in Marin County, CA, she helps owners and dogs communicate better and live happily together. She believes in personalized approaches to training any behavior, from the simplest sit to the most complicated trick, based on the skills, learning styles and goals of both the handler and dog.

In addition to being a CPDT-KA, Holly is a professional member of APDT, an AKC CGC Evaluator and a 4-H Dog Project Leader.

Oakland: Deirdre Strickland-Meads CTDI
CA
Oakland

Deirdre Strickland-Meads

Certified Trick Dog Instructor
I am a dog volunteer at the local animal shelter and I started a Chihuahua and Chihuahua mix rescue to pull long term and at risk dogs who are then placed in qualified foster homes until forever homes are secured. As part of this effort, I want to train these wonderful little rescues in agility and tricks in order to help them appeal to a wider range of potential adopters.

Oceanside: Bret Geller
CA
Oceanside

Co-owner, IQ K9 Training
Bret Geller

Associate Trick Dog Instructor
I started training playing flyball with my border collie, Spy, eleven years ago. Now I compete in dock diving with two of my dogs, and am co owner IQ K9 Training.

Palmdale: Abbey Hood
CA
Palmdale


Abbey Hood

Associate Trick Dog Instructor

Palmdale: Suzanne LeRoy, CTDI
CA
Palmdale


Suzanne LeRoy

Certified Trick Dog Instructor

Currently I teach a K9 Nose Work© class and a Conformation Handling class. I’m a certified K9 Nose Work© Instructor, and Certified Professional Dog Trainer - Knowledge Assessed® (CPDT-KA®). I teach with positive reinforcement. I also work as a trainer for a Southern California all breed rescue group and work with a large variety of dogs breeds with everything from behavior problems to just poor manners. I’m a member of numerous dog clubs including the Antelope Valley Kennel club (I handle their website). My background in dogs started In 2000, when I started training and competing in agility, then added conformation, herding, obedience, tracking and K9 Nose Work. In 2009 I left my job at Sony Pictures (VP, International Marketing) and started working full-time as a dog trainer. I’ve done very well in competition including numerous high level awards in herding, agility, conformation, rally & K9 Nose Work©. I currently own 6 Border Collies, a Whippet, and a Parson Russell Terrier.

Pearblossom: Laura Mitobe, CTDI
CA
Pearblossom
 


Laura Mitobe, CTDI
Party Paws
Certified 11/09
lmitobe@earthlink.net


 

 

Tricks and Training
Laura has been competing in dog shows over the past 20 years. Laura and her standard poodle Maestro love to go dog mushing. Maestro and Reign also enjoy agility, freestyle and all kinds of scent games. Laura has been training her dogs and helping others for over 20 years in conformation and other venues. But mainly, the Party Paws poodles like to have fun doing tricks and scootering.

Pleasanton: Kristine Shimmin CTDI
CA
Pleasanton

Kristine Shimmin

Certified Trick Dog Instructor

I have so much fun working with my dog that I decided to become a trick dog instructor to learn more training skills. I’m not a professional dog trainer but I love working with dogs. My Maltese Lillen is working to become a Pet Therapy Dog and will be showing her tricks to kids who are seriously ill, nursing home residents, etc.. I’m team captain of Paws4Fun, an Allstar Performance Dog Team – we currently have 2 members in Pleasanton.

Pleasanton: Christine Salazar
CA
Pleasanton
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Christine Salazar
Dodger's Paws LLC
christine@dodgerspaws.com

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Associate Trick Dog Instructor

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Rancho Cucamonga: Kienan Cowen
CA
Rancho Cucamonga

Kienan Cowen

Associate Trick Dog Instructor
I've taught numerous classes ranging from Puppy Classes to CU classes. I've put UKC titles on my dogs.

Redondo Beach: Pamela Regan, CTDI Silver Medal Trainer
CA
Redondo Beach

Pamela Regan
pamelacregan@gmail.com

Certified Trick Dog Instructor
I have over 35 years of experience training and exhibiting in conformation and performance events (and I'm not as old as that makes me sound!). I started performance sports in earnest with a pair of big-hearted, loyal, wonderful Collies, and I currently compete with my Belgian Tervuren in obedience, rally, agility, herding, and conformation (she likes to do stuff). My dogs have achieved over 300 qualifying scores and class placements, more than 20 national Top 10 performance rankings, multiple all-breed High in Trial and High Combined awards, and 30 performance titles (none of which, by the way, are as important to me as the sheer fun we have doing these activities together).

I'm also an obedience and rally instructor, as well as a licensed AKC judge and CGC evaluator. Over the past couple of years, I've become increasingly aware that for many people, training is NOT fun - it's about competition, about winning, about drilling, about the ribbon rather than the journey. And I don't like this - I see unhappy, stressed people and dogs in my ring at trials; I see people drilling their dogs repeatedly and punitively; I see people who will not play with their dogs or take them for walks because that might interfere with their training regimen. I find myself continually wishing that those people would stop, and breathe, and really enjoy the time they have with their dogs — go for a walk, learn a new trick, have a laugh and an enjoyable moment together. I love the positive "do more with your dog" philosophy, and I've seen in my own dog - as we've started learning new tricks - a spark, a happiness to be learning these new things (most of which build on her earlier obedience, rally, and agility training!), that absolutely gladdens my heart.

I've done neighborhood demos, and I've begun incorporating tricks into my obedience and rally classes. I believe (and have found with my own dog) that trick training is a great way to build trust between dog and handler and also to inject some fun into traditional obedience exercises that can grow a little stale with repetition. My basic training philosophy - grounded in clear communication, positive reinforcement, and a good sense of humor - fits with the goals of "Do More With Your Dog!."

San Anselmo:Yuching Desch, CTDI
CA
San Anselmo

Yuching Desch

Certified Trick Dog Instructor

San Bruno: Margaret Kling CTDI
CA
San Bruno

Margaret Kling

Certified Trick Dog Instructor

San Diego: Tristan Barnum CTDI
CA
San Diego
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Tristan Barnum

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Certified Trick Dog Instructor

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San Clemente: Diane Leonard
CA
San Clemente

Diane Leonard

Associate Trick Dog Instructor
I have been working with Pet Project Foundation as a dog walker, volunteer, and Chairman of the Board for about 8 years. We support the San Clemente-Dana Point Animal Shelter. I am enrolled in a Dog Trainer Apprentiship program.

All-Star Performance Dog TeamSan Diego: Pamela Johnson, B.S., M.A., CPDT-KA, TDCH, CTDI
CA
San Deigo


Pamela Johnson, B.S., M.A., CPDT-KA, CTDI
Certified 1/11
Pam's Dog Academy
pjohnson45@cox.net
pamsdogacademy.com

 

Pam's Dog Academy: Building the human/canine bond, one click at a time!
Pamela Johnson's passion is using positive reinforcement/clicker training to train tricks for canine freestyle, agility, and solve dog behavior problems. Pamela's background is in education and is a natural teacher of all things. Pamela is the co-founder of the San Diego Canine Freestylers. She belives that the more one can do with their dog the stronger the human/canine bond becomes!

Pamela competes with her own dogs in agility and canine freestyle. Her family consists of a Husky Mix (Isabelle), Two Border Collies (Bandit & Twix), Cat (Sabrina) and husband (Marxsen). She is known for posting free dog training videos on YouTube under the channel "pamelamarxsen", in hopes that people around the world will see that positive reinforcement training is fun and most of all; works!

Pam's dogs have both earned their prestigious Trick Dog Champion (TDCH) titles.

San Francisco: Monica Medrano CTDI
CA
San Francisco

Monica Medrano

Certified Trick Dog Instructor

San Francisco: Shelley Leong-Peterson CTDI
CA
San Francisco

Shelley Leong-Peterson

Certified Trick Dog Instructor
I am a force-free dog trainer in San Francisco. I train basic obedience, leash reactivity, confidence for shy dogs, and tricks.

San Rafael: Celeste Barker CTDI
CA
San Rafael

Celeste Barker

Certified Trick Dog Instructor

Santa Cruz: Janice Tronick CTDI Bronze Medal Trainer
CA
Santa Cruz

Janice Tronick

Certified Trick Dog Instructor

Santa Rosa: Mark Hansen
CA
Santa Rosa

Mark Hansen

markhansenk9@gmail.com

Associate Trick Dog Instructor
I have worked at a vet and kennels since 1996. I am now a trainer at a boarding and training kennel. I attended and graduated Trish Kings Canine Behavior Academy level 1 and 2. I attend multiple training and behavior seminars each year.

Santa Rosa: Felicia The, CTDI
CA
Santa Rosa

Felicia The

fzone91@gmail.com

Service Dog Trainer
I volunteer at shelters. I am a service dog trainer (I will be receiving an Associate of science degree in service dog education from Bergin university of canine studies this may).I currently own 2 dogs and i am currently volunteering at a rescue training their dogs.I had attended numerous seminars. I am a member of APDT and working towards CPDT certification.

This is my training philosophy: By catering to each individual dog and owner, I use positive reward training methods, incorporating lure reward training, shaping and a range of other training techniques that fosters relationship building and trust between owner and dogs through love, training and play time.

Sebastopol: Olga Browning CTDI
CA
Sebastopol

Olga Browning

Certified Trick Dog Instructor

Sherman Oaks: Cathy Stanley, CTDI
CA
Sherman Oaks

Cathy Stanley

Certified Trick Dog Instructor

Shingle Springs: Chris Ruppenthal
CA
Shingle Springs
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Associate Trick Dog Instructor
Chris Ruppenthal teaches several group classes a week at The Local Bark. When not training, Chris competes in agility and rally.

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Sonora: Margery Cavins
CA
Sonora
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Associate Trick Dog Instructor

I'm a lifelong dog owner, and dog hobbyist, particularly in dog sports such as Agility and Canine Freestyle. I'm an instructor and judge for Judy Gamet's Dogs Can Dance, and I'm a huge fan of Julie Flanery's RallyFree, which I hope to teach sometime soon. I'm a class and seminar junkie, at least in the past, but these days I seldom travel, so most of my current learning is through online courses.

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Sonora: Marla Carrie Dymesich, CTDI, CGC Evaluator
CA
Sonora
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Certified Trick Dog Instructor

I have been training dogs for over twenty years. I have always used positive reinforcement methods. I switched to clicker training several years ago after a friend introduced me to the technique. I have been using this method for obedience, nose work, and trick training. I have personally seen a lot of improvement in many dogs when using this form of training. Even with reactive and aggressive dogs, where other methods have failed. As with my own dog, they really respond to positive reinforcement using clicker training. Trick training improves behavior overall and builds confidence in dogs. I would like to help others achieve the working relationship like the one I have with my dog. Trick training is not only fun for the dog, but for the owner as well. It builds a strong lasting bond, between you and your dog, by creating a working team. This also helps keep your dog mentally and physically fit. This team work helps with all other aspects of the dog’s life as well as with other sports.

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Quartz Hill: Claire Doré, CTDI
CA
Quartz Hill
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Claire Doré, CTDI, Studio Animal Trainer
Certified 11/09
Performing Animal Troupe
clairedore1@gmail.com
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Every dog is a star.
I am a studio animal trainer and I train dogs for movies, commercials, and print shoots. I enjoy working with my animals- 4 dogs, 3 cats, 6 rats and some madagascar hissing cockroaches.

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All-Star Performance Dog TeamVacaville: Alisyn Fiala
CA
Vacaville

Alisyn Fiala

Certified Trick Dog Instructor

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Van Nuys: Jennifer Phillips
CA
Van Nuys

Associate Trick Dog Instructor
My background is in zookeeping and working with exotics such as primates and birds. I recently joined Jean Donaldson's Academy for Dog Trainers. I have a high-energy, super motivated dog that LOVES this program.


Visalia: Matthew White, CTDI
CA
Visalia

Matthew White

focuseddog@gmail.com

Certified Trick Dog Instructor
Matt White is a certified dog trainer and graduated from the Animal Behavior College in 2012. He's also earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from Fresno Pacific University. Matt serves as a mentor trainer for Animal Behavior College. He could best be described as a dog-friendly, reward based, force-free trainer. He's also a member of the Pet Professional Guild.


Walnut Creek: Elizabeth Barber
CA
Walnut Creek

Elizabeth Barber

Associate Trick Dog Instructor
I've always loved dogs, and when I finished puppy school with my Dalmatian, Devon, last year; we started working on trick training. Originally I was using trick training as a way to continue bonding with him until we started Agility. Once I discovered the titles, and how much he and I love doing tricks together, I decided to get him certified as a trick dog. Tricks are just so much fun that I love to share them with other people and their dogs!

Walnut Creek: Michelle Butler CTDI
CA
Walnut Creek

Michelle Butler

Certified Trick Dog Instructor

Westminster: Lynnette Berker, CTDI
CA
Westminster
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Lynnette Berker

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Certified Trick Dog Instructor

I have been training since early 2000. I am a representative for PAWs with a Cause, which is an assistance dog organization. I help people with disabilities work with their service dogs.

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Windsor: Angela Silvestri, CTDI Bronze Medal Trainer
CA
Windsor

Angela Silvestri

Certified Trick Dog Instructor

I have been involved in a variety of dog sports since 1997 when I adopted a lab mix from the shelter. It started with wanting a well mannered house dog, to a passion for competition, to what some may call an obsession. I began training my mixed breed dogs with the Mixed Breed Dog Clubs of American prior to mix breed eligibility to register with AKC. I have exhibited and titled dogs in conformation, obedience, rally, agility, nose work, herding, schutzhund, and barn hunt. I currently share my life with four Belgian Malinois.

I currently teach classes for the local AKC obedience club, County-Wide Dog Training Club, and I offer some private lessons.

Woodacre: Suyash Prasad CTDI
CA
Woodacre

Suyash Prasad

Certified Trick Dog Instructor

Woodacre: Tamsin Prasad CTDI
CA
Woodacre

Tamsin Prasad

Certified Trick Dog Instructor

Woodland Hills: Dianna Santos
CA
Woodland Hills

Dianna Santos

Associate Trick Dog Instructor

I have been a professional dog trainer since 2011 and have worked in shelters, training centers and run my own private dog training business. Currently owned by an extremely smart and talented Doberman, Valor, I look forward to obtaining as many Trick Dog Titles with him as possible, and share the joy of trick training with my clients.

All-Star Performance Dog TeamYorba Linda: Kim Kane, CTDI
CA
Yorba Linda

Kim Kane
mrsrgk@yahoo.com
Certified 9/2013

Positive Training for Positive Results
After having homeschooled both of my kids and they were each at their respective colleges, I decided to homeschool the dogs. I have put many titles on my poodles over the years, and in 2013 I took my standard poodle to the AKC Agility Nationals in Tulsa. I've accomplished it all with a clicker, some tasty treats, and a lot of praise. Tricks training and canine musical freestyle are my favorite things to do with the dogs and they seem to enjoy the one-on-one attention as well as the applause from the audience at a show. So, come on… if I can do it, so can you!

All-Star Performance Dog TeamYucaipa: Linda Allen, CTDI
CA
Yucaipa

Linda Allen, CTDI
Certified 10/11
Zero to Hero Dog Training
rodeopix@hotmail.com


The Trick is in the Training

Linda has been involved in dog sports for over thirty years, titleing in conformation, rally obedience, and tricks. She owner-handled her dog to his Intl. and American Champion title, and is on her way to achieving her Trick Dog Champion title.

Linda holds classes through Zero to Hero Dog Training, where she "unleashes your dog's true potential!"
Colorado
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Bennett: Leah A. Morse, CTDI
CO
Bennett

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Leah Morse

Certified 8/16

rmclassiccanine@gmail.com

Certified Trick Dog Instructor

 


 

Broomfield: Maureen Stevens, CTDI
CO
Broomfield

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Maureen Stevens

Certified 8/16

Maureen@beeagooddog.com

Certified Trick Dog Instructor

My goal is to help you teach your dog using force free methods
that builds a bond of mutual love and trust.

I am a Certified Trick Dog Instructor (CDTI) Tricks Training and Canine Conditioning which builds a stronger bond with our canine companions. Along with in home private training and volunteering as the Assistant Dog Trainer with Domino Service Dogs in Lakewood.

I have had dogs and cats all my life. I've loved all critters from a young age, and have always enjoyed working and playing with our family dogs. I was taught the choke chain method of training, but that method always felt invasive and it never felt like the right thing to do. I knew there had to be a better, more positive way to train.
Chester the Wonder Pup, a rescue from Boulder Humane Society, has been my biggest inspiration to become a full-time, gentle-method dog trainer. I graduated from Rocky Mountain Regional Dog Trainer Academy in December 2012.

Since then I have had opportunities to do a lot of hands-on volunteer work as well as complete additional courses to expand my knowledge while continuing to work clients and their dogs.

Whether you want your dog to learn basic manners and socialization, tricks, or you're interested in having your dog become a Canine Good Citizen, I am confident I have the tools to help you have the dog you desire.
I am an AKC Canine Good Citizen evaluator, a member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers, Canine Life and Social Skills (C.L.A.S.S.) Instructor and Evaluator. Member of the Pet Professional Guild.
I continue to attend workshops and seminars to make sure I am always up to date on all of the new and innovative ways to have fun with dogs and their Humans ~ Always learning more to better help you and your dog.

 


 

Cedaredge: Rayna Stout, CTDI
CO
Cedaredge

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Rayna Stout

totalcayos@yahoo.com

Certified Trick Dog Instructor

 


 

Colorado Springs: Cindy Still
CO
Colorado Springs

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Cindy Still

Associate Trick Dog Instructor


 

Greeley: Lisa Hayes, MA, CPDT-KA,CTDI
CO
Greeley


Lisa Hayes

Director of CCH Training, Canine Community Heroes Inc.
office@cchdogs.org
CCHdogs.org

  • Certified Professional Dog Trainer
  • Certified Trick Dog Instructor
  • Canine Good Citizen Evaluator
  • Director of CCH Training
  • Member of Assoc. for Pet Dog Trainers
  • Disabilities Specialist
  • Community Impact Award recipient


Canine Community Heroes (CCH)
"Training Dogs to be Family Members and Community Heroes"

CCH specializes in helping people train their own Service Dogs and Therapy Dogs. We also offer many opportunities for our pet dog community to join us. At CCH we believe that having fun and training go paw in hand. Whether you want to just have fun with your pet or work towards trick titles and performance team we have a spot waiting for you. Pssst don't tell your dog that they are learning… its just fun and games to them!

We offer:

  • Puppy Preschool
  • Skill Development
  • BraveHeart Class
  • Rally for Fun
  • Service Dog
  • Therapy Dog
  • Trick Dogging


Greeley: Lisa Walters, CT, CPDT-KA,CTDI
CO
Greeley


Lisa Walters

Director of CCH daily operations, Canine Community Heroes Inc.
office@cchdogs.org
CCHdogs.org

  • Certified Professional Dog Trainer
  • Certified Trick Dog Instructor
  • Certified Sign Language Interpreter
  • Director of CCH daily operations
  • Member of Assoc. for Pet Dog Trainers
  • Disabilities Specialist
  • Community Impact Award recipient



Canine Community Heroes (CCH)
"Training Dogs to be Family Members and Community Heroes"

CCH specializes in helping people train their own Service Dogs and Therapy Dogs. We also offer many opportunities for our pet dog community to join us. At CCH we believe that having fun and training go paw in hand. Whether you want to just have fun with your pet or work towards trick titles and performance team we have a spot waiting for you. Pssst don't tell your dog that they are learning… its just fun and games to them!

We offer:

  • Puppy Preschool
  • Skill Development
  • BraveHeart Class
  • Rally for Fun
  • Service Dog
  • Therapy Dog
  • Trick Dogging


Connecticut
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Cheshire: Martha Bailey CTDI Silver Medal Trainer
CT
Cheshire
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Martha Bailey


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Certified Trick Dog Instructor

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Greenwich: Betsy Schwartz
CT
Cheshire
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Betsy Schwartz

gooddogs@optonline.net


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Associate Trick Dog Instructor

I am a CPDT-KA working in Stamford, CT at a canine facility that features pet-friendly, positive dog training, along with doggie daycare and grooming. I teach 15 classes a week including Good Manners and Agility for Fun.

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Clinton:Trudy Paquin, CTDI
CT
Clinton
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Trudy Paquin


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Certified Trick Dog Instructor

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Newington:Laura DeMaio Roy, CTDI
CT
Newington
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Laura DeMaio Roy

LEDR Dog Training and Boarding LLC
LEDRDogTraining@gmail.com
LEDRDogTraining.com
(860) 462-1672


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Laura is an energetic, passionate person who loves to teach people how to bring the best out of their dogs. Laura is a certified Guide Dog Trainer/Instructor for Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation and owns a private training business, LEDR Dog Training (http://ledrdogtraining.com). She also teaches herding and trick training, along with competing in Barn Hunt and herding trials. Laura teaches trick training at summer camps and performs trick shows with her rescue pup Jake. She loves trick training for it’s ability to build confidence, strength, and a better relationship with your dog.
Trick Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JX1kj6cnRjU

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Norwalk: Jackie Pariseault CTDI
CT
Norwalk
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Certified Trick Dog Instructor

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Rocky Hill: Kathy Mayer, CTDI
CT
Rocky Hill
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Kathy Mayer



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Certified Trick Dog Instructor

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Wallingford: Dawn Geremia
CT
Wallingford


Dawn Geremia


Associate Trick Dog Instructor

Windsor: Lorraine Moule CTDI
CT
Windsor
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Lorraine Moule


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Certified Trick Dog Instructor

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Woodbury: Kiera Stampp
CT
Woodbury
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Kiera Stampp


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Associate Trick Dog Instructor


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DC, Washington DC
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Washington DC: Michelle Yue
DC
Washington DC

Michelle Yue
michelle@gooddogdc.com

Associate Trick Dog Instructor
I have been a trainer in DC since 2006. I am currently the Director of Behavior and Training for the Washington Animal Rescue League.

I own two dogs - Iry a 9 year old PekX, who knows several tricks, and Max, a 6 month old GSD.

Delaware
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Hockessin: Anne Shehab, CTDI
DE
Hockessin


Anne Shehab


Certified Trick Dog Instructor

Millsboro: Lori Leonard CTDI
DE
Millsboro
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Lori Leonard

dogsandtheircompanions@gmail.com


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Certified Trick Dog Instructor

I have been a certified professional dog trainer for 13 years. I recently obtained my Certified Trick Dog Instructor (CTDI) training and am loving all the new things that I now can do with my own dogs and my clients.

My motto and goal with all Dogs And Their Companions, from the beginning, has been to live and help others "Live In Harmony."

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Newark: John Hadfield
DE
Newark


John Hadfield


Associate Trick Dog Instructor

Wilmington : Anne Breden CTDI
DE
Wilmington


Anne Breden


Certified Trick Dog Instructor

Florida
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Brandon: Terri Latronica, CTDI

FL
Brandon

 
Terri Latronica

Certified Trick Dog Instructor
I am a member of APDT, CPDT-KA, PPG. I have numerous titles in Obedience, Rally, Freestyle, and now Trick Training. I work for a veterinarian teaching puppy classes. Working with dogs is not just my profession it is my passion!

Brooksville: MaryAnn Campbell

FL
Brooksville

 
MaryAnne Campbell

Associate Trick Dog Instructor
I've been training dogs professionally for about 5 years. I've always encouraged my classes and clients to teach tricks because that's the attitude I want them to train everything with. I've put titles on my dogs in agility, rally, dock jumping, terrier racing and now tricks. Two of my current kids are therapy dogs. I've published a few articles in DogSport and I'm also a freelance copy editor.

Boca Raton: Michelle Martiya

FL
Boca Raton

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Michelle Martiya

martiya@pawsfortraining.com
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Associate Trick Dog Instructor
I've been training for almost two years. Maintaining a relaxed and fun atmosphere is key to keeping the people and the dogs interested and engaged.

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Cantonment: Kelli Whitfield, CTDI

FL
Cantonment

 

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Kelli Whitfield


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Certified Trick Dog Instructor

I have always loved dogs and been drawn to spending time with dogs. As a child my dogs were my best companions. My love for dogs led me to figure out fun ways to teach my dogs tricks and skills to compete in AKC events like obedience and agilty. My dogs enjoy a variety of dog sports from barn hunt to coursing to rally. Teaching tricks to my dogs has given me a stronger bond with them as well as lots of fun times.

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Cape Coral: Crystle Barrs, ABC

FL
Cape Coral

 
Crystle Barrs

kryztale311@hotmail.com

Associate Trick Dog Instructor
I'm a graduate from Animal Behavior College and am currently teaching classes as an assistant trainer. I love tricks and would love to add this to my list of skills. I have 2 dogs, a Golden Retriever and a Husky. My Golden is extra special to me because he is my Guide Dog. I am Legally Blind.

Cape Coral: Claudia A. Brooks

FL
Cape Coral

 
Claudia A. Brooks

Associate Trick Dog Instructor
I have had dogs most of my life, and started serious training 4 years ago. I love to train and recently received my CGC Evaluator certification and just graduated my first class of CGC students.

Cheifland: Kathy Bowker, CTDI

FL
Cheifland

 
Kathy Bowker

Certified Trick Dog Instructor

Coconut Creek: Andreina Borges, CTDI

FL
Coconut Creek

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Andreina Borges

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Certified Trick Dog Instructor

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Coconut Creek: Kris Vallone, CTDI

FL
Coconut Creek

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Kris Vallone

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Certified Trick Dog Instructor

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Edgewater: Cheryl Buckingham

FL
Edgewater

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Cheryl Buckingham

cheryl@dogsarefrompluto.net
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Certified Trick Dog Instructor

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Fort Lauderdale: Sally Saxton KPA CTP, CTDI

FL
Fort Lauderdale

 
Sally Saxton KPA CTP, CTDI

Cerfitied 5/12
Partner, Performance Pups, Inc.
ppupsinc@aol.com

A tired dog is a happy owner
I am a partner in my company Performance Pups, Inc. and we host disc dog events, lure coursing events and we have a beautiful doggy lake and dock jumping dock that is visited weekly by community dogs and their owners to get the exercise they need.

Although I have been training dogs since the late 80's, I recently graduated from the Karen Pryor Academy. One of the first passions for me was trick training back when I was training my first dog. So I really love trick training for the accomplishment it gives both dog and handler. It helps strengthen the bond between dog and handler and helps them both gain confidence. I love watching dogs think which helps exercise the dog mentally. You get this in trick training. And… you can show off to your friends (which is always fun!) I can also help you with good manners training if that is what you need.

Fort Lauderdale: Helen Verte Schwarzmann, CTDI, TDCH, CPDT-KA, CGC Evaluator

FL
Fort Lauderdale

 
Helen Verte Schwarzmann

lovewagsatail.com
lovewagsatail@gmail.com 954-684-5288

Motivational Dog Trainer—Shaping Stellar Behaviors One Dog at a Time
Besides pet dog and behavioral training, Helen’s interests include dog sports. She and her dogs compete and are titled in AKC Rally, Obedience, and Agility. She enjoys teaching her dogs tricks as a way to stimulate their minds, exercise their bodies, and build a stronger bond with them.

Helen is the owner of Love Wags a Tail, LLC – dog training. Having started training dogs in the stone age, she has grown with the profession and uses only up-to-date, humane training methods. Besides being certified by Kyra Sundance as a Trick Dog Instructor, Helen studies at The Academy for Dog Trainers under Jean Donaldson, reads, and learns from a variety of industry leaders.

Helen taught English to adult learners for over a decade, and is now using her teaching skills to promote humane training and communication between dogs and their humans. “Training should be a joyful experience that both humans and dogs look forward to doing. Tricks are an especially favorable way to do this - no matter the age of the dog or human. And performing tricks for friends and relatives is a lot of fun.” Have a look!

Email Helen at lovewagsatail@gmail.com to start training stellar behaviors with your dog!

Fort Lauderdale: Yolanda Freeman, CTDI

FL
Fort Lauderdale

 
Yolanda Freeman

Evolutionary Dog Training, LLC
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Certified Trick Dog Instructor

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Fort Lauderdale: Jamie Diaz, CTDI

FL
Fort Lauderdale

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Jamie Diaz

Dynamite Dog Training
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Certified Trick Dog Instructor

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Fort Myers: Julie Armstrong, CTDI

FL
Fort Myers

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Julie Armstrong


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Certified Trick Dog Instructor

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All-Star Performance Dog TeamFort Myers: Kelli-ann Reilly, CTDI, TDCH2, ABCDT Trainer of the Year

FL
Fort Myers

 


Kelli-ann Reilly
Certified 4/11
tagtrickpompeii@comcast.net


MY dogs love tricks ... so will yours! JOIN us to learn how.
Kelli-ann & her Champion Trick Boxers (TDCH2), Tag & Pompeii, love to CLICK & work as a team.

Her passion is trick training & she’ll bring out the “Trick-i-tis” in anyone who wants to see their pet’s talent shine using clean, positive, and FUN training techniques.

It all began when the BOXERS applied to Trick Training School, were accepted, worked hard to obtain their Champion Title status, and strive currently to become BOXER HIT movie/performance stars. They have their very own FACEBOOK PAGE, www.facebook.com/BOXER.kelliann where they share their story. Check out and “LIKE” to keep tabs on the lovable boys. In addition, check out their YouTube channel.

Kelli-ann is captain of the new All-Star Performance Dog Team specifically named TAG's Trick Team located in the Fort Myers, Florida area. We hope soon to make our debut and ROCK this town.

 

Gainesville: Richard Warfel, CTDI, CGC

FL
Gainesville

 


Richard Warfel

Dream Dogz Behavior Center
352-278-7404
dreamk9@icloud.com
Dreamk9.com

Have the dog you've always dreamed of.

The trainers at Dream Dogz Behavior Center offer a wide array of training options, including group classes, private training, and board & train. Our full service menu also includes Socialization and behavior modification.

Richard is a trainer at Dream Dogz Behavior center. Richard is a member of the International Association of Canine Professions (IACP) and AKC Approved Canine Good Citizen Evaluator and S.T.A.R. Puppy Instructor & Evaluator.

Watch a video of Richard Warfel!

Gainesville: Brandie Hudecek

FL
Gainesville

 
Brandie Hudecek

Associate Trick Dog Instructor

Hollywood: Sandra Machado, CTDI

FL
Hollywood

 


Sandra Machado
Dynamite Dog Training

Certified Trick Dog Instructor

Jacksonville: Anne Baxter

FL
Jacksonville

 


Anne Baxter

Associate Trick Dog Instructor

I have been training dogs professionally for 30 years. My resume is Competition training. I have titled several dogs in Obedience, Rally and Conformation. I am a CGC evaluator, I currently hold classes, STAR Puppy, Competition Puppy, Basic, Novice, Advanced, Rally, K9 Fitness classes using Fitpaws.

All-Star Performance Dog TeamLutz Lisa Morrissey, CTDI, TDCH1, ABCDT, CGC EvaluatorTrainer of the Year

FL
Lutz

 
Lisa Morrissey

lmorrissey@rocketmail.com

Trick dog training is a great way to build a bond with your dog!
Lisa is a full dog trainer member of Pet Professional Guild and teaches classes at Courteous Canine Inc., in Lutz. She is certified by the American Red Cross for Cat and Dog First Aid. She has also completed Karen Pryor Academy Canine Freestyle I, in addition to several APDT Courses.

Lisa believes in adopting and is currently the parent of two rescue cats and her own two ex-rescue dogs, Dali who at just 10 months old earned her Advanced Trick Dog Title and her famous brother “Brody the Border Collie Trick Dog”. Brody when adopted was Heartworm positive and had behavioral issues. Today Brody knows over 200 tricks all trained using positive reinforcement and has earned the prestigious title of Trick Dog Champion and he is a K9 Artist that paws it forward to help others that are less fortunate by painting, donating his art and performing at Charity events. Lisa says she has learned that all dogs have something special to offer volunteering at shelters is a big part of her life. Her biggest passions are: positive reinforcement training, clickers and treats for training dogs and cats!


Brody the Border Collie Trick Dog, Lisa’s dogs insists his accomplishments are also listed here as well:

Fox 13 Interview
Daytime TV
Brody’s Facebook Page

Jay: Cindy Sanford, CTDI Bronze Medal Trainer

FL
Jay

 
Cindy Sanford
Owner, Help U Train
helputrain.com
helputrain@helputrain.com

Take a break from serious… Try trick training today!
I believe training should be integrated into everyday life; dogs should have jobs, and a tired dog is usually a good dog. Trick training is a great way to meet these goals and to have fun!

In addition to being a CTDI, Cindy is a graduate of the prestigious Triple Crown Academy. She offers affordable group classes through Pensacola State College. Also available, private lessons in house manners and service dog tasks. Doggy Boot Camp is available on a limited basis for those that need a little extra help.

Leesburg: Bobbie Kurivial, CPE Judge, CTDI Trainer of the Year

FL
Leesburg

 
Bobbie Kurivial
bkurivial@comcast.net

Have Fun!
My dogs are titled in AKC, CPE, USDAA and NADAC agility, and AKC obedience and rally. I am a CPE agility judge and obedience and trick dog instructor. I believe a positive approach using games and tricks is the best way to build a relationship with your dog. It's all about the journey, and having fun!

Margate: Karen Beroza

FL
Margate

 
Karen Beroza


Associate Trick Dog Instructor
I have been training dogs for a few years. I am currently a dog trainer for Petco and privately. I volunteer at the humane society. I graduated from Animal Behavior College. I have a 15 year old deaf cocker spaniel Lynx, a 12 year old blind cocker spaniel Angel and an almost 2 year old golden retriever Dexter. Dexter just passed his CGC test last week. We are starting agility tomorrow. He also knows a lot of tricks.

Milton: Heidi Owens

FL
Milton

 
Heidi Owens

purewolfblood@yahoo.com

Associate Trick Dog Instructor
I've been a dog trainer assistant for about 3 years andI am in the process of training two service dogs.

Naples: Mary Baker, CTDI

FL
Naples

 
Mary Baker

runningon4paws@gmail.com

Certified Trick Dog Instructor
I have been training dogs professionally for about 6 years, I am a positive trainer. I teach group classes mostly and am a huge fan of tricks for socialization, body awareness and strengthening the dog human bond. I have 5 of my own and 3 of them are working on their advanced and expert titles. I am a member of PPG and APDT.

Orange Park: Eva Noble

FL
Orange Park

 
Eva Noble

Owner, Wiggle Butt's Academy Dog Training

Associate Trick Dog Instructor
I am the owner/instructor of Wiggle Butt's Academy Dog Training. I'm a Puppy Start Right Instructor, and am Pet First Aid certified.

I have trained one of my dogs to her ITD title, and two of my other dogs to their NTD. I also have one dog who has her CGC and is a Therapy Dog.

Orlando: Lindsay Kelly, AKC Certified Evaluator, CTDI

FL
Orlando

 
Lindsay Kelly

lindsaym.kelly@yahoo.com
352-424-3824

Building a positive lifetime bond between dog and owner
As the little girl who never got the puppy she asked for, I had to find other outlets for canine interaction. Since my early teenage years, I have put in countless hours at dozens of shelters around Florida, doing anything I could. To this day, I still work with local shelters, helping to find wonderful homes for wonderful pets. In 2010, I started working with dogs professionally, and in 2011, I finally got my wish in the form of an Australian Shepherd named Freyja. As a trainer, I use positive, reward-based, voluntary techniques that yield both well mannered dogs, and happy owners. I am also an AKC certified evaluator. I hope to help every dog reach their potential, and to inspire every owner to do more with their dog!

Orlando: Linda Fishkind, CTDI

FL
Orlando

 
Linda Fishkind

Fast Friends Dog Training Club


I have been teaching rally classes for 9 years; manners plus basic obedience classes for 5 years. I rescue rhodesian ridgebacks with RRRI. I have trained and titled 4 dogs in rally including RE level. Have an obedience CD on 1 dog, BN on another and am working on CD. Have a JC in lure coursing on 1 dog. Agility titles on 2 dogs. Track with 3 dogs and play in Treibball and Nose Work with all 6 dogs. I have an agility field on my property and a small training pavilion that I share with friends and their assorted dogs. We all actively show in AKC events. I would like to offer tricks at our training facility, Fast Friends Dog Training Club in DeLand, Florida

Pensacola: Karen Prichard, CTDI

FL
Pensacola

 

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Karen Prichard

cherrypointdtc@aol.com

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Certified Trick Dog Instructor

I am very enthusiastic about my love of dogs! I enjoy working with different breeds and mixes of all ages. My main passion is volunteering with animal assisted activities and therapy. I currently have three dogs that go to various nursing homes, schools and more. I have also been teaching therapy dog classes for a number of years. I got involved with Do More With Your Dog about a year ago and absolutely love how much it has enhanced my training skills. It is a wonderful program!

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Margate: Anne Marie Giri, CTDI

FL
Margate

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Anne Marie Giri

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Certified Trick Dog Instructor

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All-Star Performance Dog TeamMelbourne: Mari Hiltz, OSCT, APDT, TDAA, DSA, CPE, MDSA, CFDDC, WCFO, WIPI, PCC, CTDI

FL
Melbourne

 


Mari Hiltz, OSCT, APDT, TDAA, DSA, CPE, MDSA, CFDDC, WCFO, WIPI, PCC, CTDI

  • K9 Natural Diet Consultant
  • American Red Cross Pet First Aid Certified
  • Member: Pet Chamber of Commerce - Florida
  • Member: Operation Socialization
  • Member: Women In The Pet Industry Association

PAWS & EFFECT
mhiltz@cfl.rr.com
321-253-6229

Certified 5/11


Clicker Learning 4 Dogs!

Mari's dogs are titled in:
AKC, CPE & TDAA Agility, AKC Rally, CGC

Mari's dogs are active in:
Freestyle, Scootering, Treibball, Disc, Dock Jumping, Agility & Dog Scouts, Registered Therapy Dogs

Classes offered:

  • Clix 4 Trix (trick titling class using Kyra Sundance books and curriculum, including beginning Clicker)
  • Platform
  • Fit Paws
  • K9 Body Shop
  • Hoopers (new this fall)
  • Treibball (new this fall)
  • Rally
  • Scootering Meetup
  • Freestyle
  • Nosework
  • Learning Play Group
  • K9 Running Partners
  • DOGA

All my classes are taught using Progressive Positive Reinforcement Learning with Clicker marking and high levels of reward. If you are new to clicker training, the Clix 4 Trix class is a great beginning class to learn this positive method of communicating and building a trusting relationship with your dog while learning fun new tricks and behaviors. This strong foundation of learning will enable your dog to progress into any sport with confidence and success! I emphasize a 'NO STRESS ZONE' in my class so participants work at their own pace, level of interest and ability, meaning no two dog/human teams are alike or carry the same goals so each team learns individually. All classes are built around FUN for you and your dog while learning in a safe, clean, social and positive environment.


   

Student/Particpant Comments:

I adopted "Lucy" from the Italian Greyhound rescue 2 years ago. She was very anxious and had never been walked on a leash. We had tried another play group and the dog park without much success. I was trying to socialize her and reduce her anxiety around men and new dogs. Mari's Learning Play Group has really helped her in more ways than I can describe. Mari creates a wonderful, non-threatening environment for both learning and playing....and it's fun. When I ask Lucy on Monday nights if she wants to go to "school" she comes running and jumping as if to say "yes, yes, yes." The confidence Lucy has gained there transfers to her outside world. We were visiting some close friends the other day when their relatives stopped by. Lucy was immediately surrounded by two unfamiliar teenagers and two adults. Instead of tucking her tail and shaking, she went around to each person to say "hello" and even let a very big man pick her up and hold her! I can't recommend Mari's classes enough and Lucy gives them "two paws up"!!!
—Jackie Andoniades

We are having a grand time. Each week we learn something different and the time flies by. One of the best classes I have taken, and I have taken a few! We love Mari!
—Cache and Jane Murphy too!

My Chihuahua, Bunny and I have been taking classes from Mari Hiltz for over two years. We absolutely love the classes for many reasons. The focus is on fun and bonding with your dog, rather than just dragging them around on a leash in a training class. Although Mari has classes for all size dogs, she always has a play group for small dogs. This has been extremely important for me to socialize my Chihuahua in a safe environment. Mari tries to customize and help each person with whatever behaviors and tricks that they want to learn. Taking classes from Mari has made Bunny a happy, fun, well socialized and well mannered Chihuahua. No ankle bitter here!
—Sandy Novotny

I am the owner of a very exhuberant, stubborn, independent dog!!!! He is lots of fun but we needed some help to channel his energy! Riley just loves his Tricks Class and is doing so well! Mari is helping us to become a team and work together. She is a great instructor..... loves all the dogs and helps each team according to their individual needs! I am so proud of Riley and how well he is doing! Thanks Mari!
—Susie Blackledge and Riley, Novice Trickster

Mari is very patient with the animals and has shown us how to be patient with them as well. She has some innovative techniques for training a dog that I was sceptical of - but they are working! I can see my dog is thinking on his own trying hard to please me. I very much enjoy the class.
—Robert Ruhge

Miami: Dee Hoult, CPDT, APDT Trainer, AKC CGC Evaluator, Licensed Dogs & Storks Presenter, CTDI

FL
Miami

 
Dee Hoult
Applause Your Paws
training@applauseyourpaws.com
786-529-7833
applauseyourpaws.com

You Don't have to be RUFF to Teach Your Dog Stuff
Dee Hoult is a CPDT in sunny Miami, Florida. Dee is a Canine Good Citizen evaluator, a professional member of the APDT, a Dogs & Storks presenter, and founder of the South Florida Dog Trainers Networking Group.

In addition to training dogs and managing her staff, Dee currently serves as Director of the South Florida Veterinary Foundation, head trainer for Paws4You Rescue, Lead Training Volunteer for Miami-Dade Animal Services, and as a mentor for Animal Behavior College.

Dee holds a BS and an MBA from the University of Miami and has been a professional dog trainer since 2005. With more than 1,000 trained dogs under her belt, a growing company and awesome profit margins, Dee is not only the highest rated dog trainer on Yelp.com in Miami but is considered a "master networker" by her business owning peers in Miami's professional community. Dee has three canines, two felines and a husband. All of them are clicker trained.

Miami: Amber Oliver, CTDI

FL
Miami

 
Amber Oliver

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Amber Oliver

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Miami: Emmanuel Parra, CTDI

FL
Miami

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Emmanuel Parra

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Certified Trick Dog Instructor

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Miami: Jessica Ellis, CTDI

FL
Miami

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Jessica Ellis

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Certified Trick Dog Instructor

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Miami: Morgan Westberry, CTDI

FL
Miami

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Morgan Westberry

1

Certified Trick Dog Instructor

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Mount Dora: Dee Gretzler, CTDI

FL
Mount Dora

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Dee Gretzler

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Certified Trick Dog Instructor

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Naples: Danielle Grimm, CPDT-KA, CTDI

FL
Naples

 
Danielle Grimm
doggiediscipline@gmail.co
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Certified Oct. 2013

Relationship-based training for the dog you've always wanted and the human they've dreamed of

It was when my Golden Retriever, Duke, came into my life that I knew I was to dedicate my life to dogs. Now, five years later, I have done just that. The more I work with dogs, the more I see a need for trick training in everyday life. Not only is it fun (for both people and dogs), but it helps to form the fun, obedient, confident dog that everyone wants.

Naples: Michele Ryan, CTDI Bronze Medal Trainer

FL
Naples

 
Michele Ryan


239.682.3241
www.Train-Pawsitive.com
www.AMA-Talent.com
www.Michele-Ryan.com

Certified Trick Dog Instructor

Show Off Your Tricks & Do A Little Dance!

Michele Ryan Owner/Trainer/Choreographer of Animal Modeling and Acting, Train Pawsitive and Pure Energy! Michele is a graduate of CASI and ABC-Level 2, AKC Evaluator, My Dog Has C.L.A.S.S Instructor and Certified Trick Dog Trainer. Michele Ryan has been featured on Fox 4 News, I Love Dogs, Coastal Life Magazine, Southwest Florida Parent & Child, Pet Pages and Florida Weekly. Michele not only trains dogs for good manners, but also trains dogs and cats for commercials, print ads, film, theatre, events and performances! She also instructs and choreographs Canine Freestyle (doggie dancing) for competitions and shows. Her student dogs were featured in commercials and print ads with, Duke Energy, Fossil, National Fashion magazines, Infomercials and more. Michele has two trick dogs, Remington (Remi) and Gator and a cat Sundown who all are working on their trick titles. Remi is working on her Expert.

Michele Is also professional award winning performer, certified dance Instructor and choreographer. Michele also judges across the USA. She’s been in the dance and theatre industry for over forty years. She performed in Ballet and Theatre companies, music videos and shows along with the NBA and NFL. Dancing for recording artist like Mark Walberg, 2 Unlimited, Crystal Waters, Whitney Huston, B2K, Neil Young, The Ramones and many more. She received extensive training in all forms of dance, ballroom and latin in USA along with dance workshops in London and Paris. She owned and founded Studio 1 Dance Centers in Northeast Pennsylvania and Southwest Florida. She has been featured in Dance Studio Life and Dance Teacher magazines along with being broadcast on National and International television.

North Miami Beach: Andrew Murphy, CTDI

FL
North Miami Beach

 

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Andrew Murphy
miamipuppytraining.com
786-216-2748
miamipuppytraining@icloud.com

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Certified Trick Dog Instructor

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North Miami Beach: Christine Snelgrove, CTDI

FL
North Miami Beach

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Christine Snelgrove
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Certified Trick Dog Instructor

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North Miami Beach: Leby Gonzalez, CTDI

FL
North Miami Beach

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Leby Gonzalez
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Certified Trick Dog Instructor

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Oakland Park: Shoshana Rappaport, CTDI

FL
Oakland Park

 
Shoshana Rappaport

Head Trainer, Beyond Limits Dog Training LLC
ServiceDogTrainingAlliance@Gmail.com
(561) 909-8858

"Beyond Sit and Stay"
Hello! My name is Shoshana Rappaport, I am an avid Dog-Lover who takes pride in being a Trainer who utilizes fun humane methods to teach you and your dog alike!

I have spent years training and working with Service Dogs to assist individuals with various disabilities, including: Hearing Alert Dogs, Mobility Assistance Dogs, Autism Assistance Dogs, Veteran Assistance Dogs, and Diabetic Alert/Response Dogs.

I believe training should be as fun as possible, for both the dog and handler. Whenever we train with our dog, we are building a stronger connection with them; One of love and trust. In order to build trust and love, we must be gentle with our companions. For this reason, I prefer humane positive reinforcement training methods! Not only will your dog thank you for it, but the methods are effective and help motivate your dog to want to learn. There is a suitable saying that goes “you get more with honey than you do vinegar.”

Orlando: Debra Wood, AKC CGC Evaluator, Therapy Dogs Inc. Tester/Observer, CTDI Bronze Medal Trainer

FL
Orlando

 
Debra Wood

Orlando Dog Training Club
bwood@cfl.rr.com

Have fun with your best friend
I have been a volunteer instructor at the Orlando Dog Training Club since 2006. I believe dogs learn best with positive reinforcement and that training leads to forever homes.

I am an AKC CGC instructor/evaluator and a Therapy Dogs Inc, tester/observer.

Palm Bay: Christine Scott, ABCDT, CTDI, APDT

FL
Palm Bay

 
Christine Scott
Great Scott Dog Training Inc.
greatscottdogtraining.com
321-482-7451
greatscottdogtraining@yahoo.com

Training Dogs and their People
I am a Certified Dog Trainer that graduated with Honors from Animal Behavior College. My heart is to inspire people to have fun with their dogs. No matter what is being taught, I believe that it can be done in a way that is enjoyable for both dog and human.

I offer group and private classes in basic obedience as well as behavior modification.

Aside from teaching trick classes, I am also the only Treibball trainer in the US taught by its inventor, Jan Nijboer.

I am a member of Space Coast Therapy Dogs, the American Treibball Association and a “Be a Tree” Presenter for Doggone Safe.

I enjoy doing treibball, tricks, agility and urban hunting with my rescue dogs Mutley and Rusty.

Palm Beach Gardens: Karin Vermeegen

FL
Palm Beach Gardens

 
Karin Vermeegen

Associate Trick Dog Instructor

Palm Harbor: Lisa Lanser Rose, CTDI

FL
Palm Harbor

 
Lisa Lanser Rose

Certified Trick Dog Instructor
Lisa Lanser Rose believes dog tricks are a force of happiness in the world. Although tricks are their favorite, Lisa and her two Border Collies, Mick and Maisie, also work together in obedience, agility, and herding. Lisa fosters dogs for herding dog rescues and has seen tricks change dogs' lives. She teaches trick dog training at Upper Suncoast Dog Training Club.

Lisa believes tricks help build a mutually respectful and affectionate relationship with your dog. Your dog feels safer, smarter, and more lovable. You build patience, understanding, and playfulness, so your dog is more motivated to work with you. For competitive trainers, tricks can take the pressure off when the stakes have gotten too high or you've hit a roadblock. Tricks make training a whimsical outside-the-box activity for both you and your dog. Plus, you can practice anywhere any time and wow friends, family, and even crowds. Tricks training improves intelligence, confidence, and self-esteem for both of you. It's the best medicine for any dog/human relationship. Every trick is a magic trick!

Learn more about her at http://lisalanserrose.com/about/


Pembroke Pines: Isabel Allison, CTDI

FL
Pembroke Pines

 
Isabel Allison
For The Love of Dogs

Certified Trick Dog Instructor

Pinellas Park: Maureen Henderson, CTDI

FL
Pinellas Park

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Maureen Henderson

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Certified Trick Dog Instructor

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Plantation: Priscilla Donahue, CTDI

FL
Plantation

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Priscilla Donahue

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Certified Trick Dog Instructor

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Port St. Lucie: Valerie Mendez

FL
Port St. Lucie

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Valerie Mendez

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Associate Trick Dog Instructor

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Tallahassee: Dana Brillante, CTDI

FL
Tallahassee

 
Dana Brillante
Animal Training Adventure Summer Camp

Certified Trick Dog Instructor
Animal Training Adventure Summer Camp

Tampa: Penny Noriega, CTDI Bronze Medal Trainer

FL
Tampa

 
Penny Noriega
Dog Training Club of Tampa
Certified 9/12
Penlutzy@yahoo.com

Join us to have Fun with your Dog!
Penny Noriega has been teaching Dog Agility since 2007. She branched out into Canine Freestyle and Dog Tricks in 2010. Through the Dog Training Club of Tampa, she has organized and presented many demonstrations of Dog Agility, Freestyle, and Tricks at State Fairs, Pet Expos, Humane Society and other animal fund-raisers, Responsible Dog Ownership Days, school and church events, and other venues.

She has also volunteered with Kids and Canines and is a Foster Mom for Florida Poodle Rescue. She believes dogs bring joy into our lives and that training should be fun while strengthening then bond between people and their dogs.

Tampa: Allison Alexander

FL
Tampa

 
Allison Alexander

Associate Trick Dog Instructor
Allison has been working with dogs for over 40 years. She teaches puppy and basic manners classes, holds private lessons, and her two most popular classes are trick classes and treiball.

Tampa: Ellen Kurland

FL
Tampa

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Ellen Kurland

Lil Bit of Magic
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Associate Trick Dog Instructor
I have trained my dogs in agility, rally, Obedience and Freestyle. They are all Canine Good Citizens, Delta Society Dogs or Therapy Dog International dogs. I have earned my CAP ! certification and do Dog Safety programs in schools. One of my dogs and I go to schools and participate in the dog R.E.A.D. program. I have recently opened a Dog Training Co-Op in Zephryhills, Fl called Lil Bit of Magic.

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Tampa: Kimberly Lewis, CTDI Bronze Medal Trainer

FL
Tampa

 
Kimberly Lewis
Dog Training Club of Tampa
kimlewis417@gmail.com

Training Best Friends

Kimberly Lewis loves to have fun with dogs! Using positive training methods, she has worked tricks, obedience, agility and freestyle. Kim and her trick dogs can be seen throughout the Tampa Bay area performing demonstrations with the Dog Training Club of Tampa, where she also teaches obedience. Kim has one dog that is a therapy dog at a local VA Hospital.

Tricks Classes offered through Learn With Jenza dog training. Find class details at dogtrainingtampabayflorida.com where all packs are welcome to come have fun building owner-dog bond through teamwork, hard work and fun work.

All-Star Performance Dog TeamTitusville: Kim Mayes- CPDT-KA, KPA-DSE, CTDI, AKC CGC & STAR Evaluator, Service Animal Trainer/Evaluator, TDCH3, DN-FSG Bronze Medal Trainer

FL
Titusville

 


Kim Mayes CTDI, TDCH3
Rockin' Dawgs Positive Dog Training LLC
Certified 6/11
321.848.7886 Mobile
TrickDogTrainer@gmail.com
www.RockinDawgs.com
youtubekyrasundance twitter

 

Acknowledge the Potential in Your Pet!
Kim has always had a passion for trick training and canine freestyle. Over the years she has trained animals to work in print ads, demonstrations, competitions and live animal shows. She has also trained many animals that go on to become therapy pets in the community and service animals, providing invaluable service to the disabled.

It is Kim's mission as an animal trainer and behaviorist to help as many pet parents as possible recognize the amazing potential of their dogs and to help new potential owners see the talent and skills of our rescue and shelter pets.

Kim offers a variety of class options across Central Florida including:

Group & private classes at her Rockin' Dawgs Training facility in Rockledge, FL

Seminars, demonstrations, and classes in various Brevard County and surrounding areas

For more information on Kim Mayes and how to reach your pooch's full potential, please check out Kim's website at RockinDawgs.com

 


 

 

 

Georgia
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Athens: Sara Beth Pinson, PhD CTDI Bronze Medal Trainer
GA
Athens
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Sara Beth Pinson, PhD CTDI
Manager, Pawtropolis
sarabeth@pawtropolis.com
www.pawtropolis.com
706-227-7887
706-850-8744

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Certified Trick Dog Instructor
Sara Beth has worked with companion pets for nearly 15 years. Along the way, she earned BSAs in Avian Biology and Biological Science and a PhD in Avian Biology, but has returned to a full-time career she loves where she gets to spend every day with well-loved pets. She is a Manager at Pawtropolis, a one-of-a-kind dog daycare, boarding, training, grooming, and retail facility in Athens, GA.

She has been training her personal and foster dogs for nearly 10 years and in recent years started training clients and their dogs. She enjoys training her 3 rescue dogs Bailey, Icey, and Nimbus for a variety of sports and activities. She has earned agility titles from several venues with her mature dogs Bailey and Icey, coursing & Advanced Trick Dog titles with all 3, and CGC, advanced CGC, and therapy dog certifications with Icey. She is training her newest dog Nimbus for agility, tricks, rally, obedience, disc, and flyball. The sky is the limit!

Sara Beth's philosophy is that training, whether it is for manners, tricks, or competition, should be a fun and exciting game for dogs and humans alike. She uses only reward-based training to achieve this goal. She is currently teaching Novice Trick Dog and Advanced Trick Dog classes at Pawtropolis Eastside. These classes emphasize building a strong relationship with your dog through fun clicker training and figuring out what your dog values. About 15 fun tricks are taught in each 7-week session and each and every class gets your dog on some basic agility equipment so they can advance to running short agility sequences. By the end of the Novice class you’ll have more than enough tricks for your Novice Trick Dog title and the Advanced class will get you enough tricks for Intermediate and Advanced Trick Dog titles. And you’ll have a ton of fun getting there!


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Columbus: Carolyn Weinbaum

GA
Columbus

 


Carolyn Weinbaum

 

Certified Trick Dog Instructor

 


Conyers: Danny Lowery

GA
Conyers

 


Danny Lowery

 

Associate Trick Dog Instructor

 


Palmetto: Molly Tillander

GA
Palmetto

 


Molly Tillander

 

Associate Trick Dog Instructor
I have 3 dogs, and I sometimes foster and train dogs for the Atlanta Beagle Rescue. I was featured in the National Inquirer last summer and on my local news for my dog rescue work and trick training! I use positive, force free methods to keeping training fun. :)

 


Smyrna: Amber Burckhalter

GA
Smyrna

 


Amber Burckhalter
Owner, K-9 Coach, LLC
amber@k-9coach.com
404-444-4942

 

Associate Trick Dog Instructor
Owner of K-9 Coach, LLC

 


Snellville: Beth Pedersonm CTDT-KA

GA
Snellville

 


Beth Pederson
Bethmpederson@aol.com

 

Associate Trick Dog Instructor
I have been training animals for as long as I can remember; mostly dogs and horses, but also cats, donkeys, birds, and various zoo animals.

I am a CPDT-KA trainer and teach private and group classes. I absolutely love training and often forget that it is a job. I am a clicker trainer and promote the use of positive reinforcement techniques.

 


Sugar Hill: Paula Nowak, CTDI, CPDT-KA, CNWI Bronze Medal Trainer

GA
Sugar Hill

 


Paula Nowak
Canine Country Academy
Certified 12/11
Paula@CanineCountryAcademy.com

 

Having fun with dogs and their owners

Paula Nowak has been training her own dogs at Canine Country Academy for the last 3yrs. Her goal is to inject fun into all aspects of dog training to help dogs and their owners live together happily. She currently attends Advanced K9 Nose Work® classes. She has earned her AKC Novice Rally title with one of her dogs, Curly. She has also achieved a NW1 title with her dog Molly. Two of her dogs have Trick Dog titles through Kyra Sundance’s Trick Dog program– Curly, Advanced level and Franky, Novice level.

During her training at Canine Country Academy she fell in love with teaching not only her own dogs, but the ability to help other dog/human relationships develop the close bond she experienced through training. Her love of animals dates back to early childhood and continues to grow with each new experience. Paula teaches Puppy 101, Intro to Rally, Tricks, Sports Sampler, K9 Nose Work®, Reactive, Agility Fun and Canine Life and Social Skills (C.L.A.S.S.) and is available for in-home consults. She has also been involved in rehabilitating Rat Terriers through rescue organizations over the last 5yrs. She currently volunteers with New Rattitude Rat Terrier Rescue & Adoptions: www.NewRattitude.org.

Paula is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA), a K9 Nose Work® Certified Instructor, a Canine Life and Social Skills Evaluator, AKC Star Puppy Evaluator and Certified Trick Dog Instructor through Kyra Sundance’s program. She is also a member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers. While educating others is her passion she also takes every opportunity to learn from some of the best educators by attending seminars, conferences and reading their books.


Iowa
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Boone: Rita Brueland
IA
Boone

Rita Brueland
ritabrue@gmail.com

Associate Trick Dog Instructor
I I did some search & rescue training with my GSD. I now have a Dutch Shepherd and 2 yorkies. I would love to teach all my dogs tricks and I believe it keeps the dog mind active and they can problem solve faster.

Cedar Rapids: Penny Colby
IA
Cedar Rapids

Penny Colby

Associate Trick Dog Instructor

About You:I have been training dogs for 17 yrs. I volunteer, train & foster dogs for Last Hope Rescue. I teach obedience & agility. My dogs have titles in AKC CGC, they have TDI, Flyball, Rally O, Dance & Trick Dog & have competed in Herding, Tracking, Dock Diving]

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Aurora: Carrie Rzewnicki Bronze Medal Trainer
IL
Aurora

Carrie Rzewnicki
Carabou88@yahoo.com

Associate Trick Dog Instructor
I teach all sorts of canine classes; agility, family obedience, coming when called, and puppy classes. I am also a Canine Good Citizen Evaluator.

Aurora: Karen Reeves
IL
Aurora

Karen Reeves
kreeves1956@gmail.com

Associate Trick Dog Instructor
I am a trainer at Belly Rub Klub in Lombard and have own 3 dogs of my own. My dog Bailey has earned her intermediate trick dog title and Hannah has earned her Novice Trick Dog Title. I am a graduate of Penn Foster and have a certificate of completion of Professional Obedience Dog Training. I am also a member of APDT and and certified CLASS Evaluator. I have been teaching my dogs and my students tricks for over a year.

Berwyn: Jill Hillock
IL
Aurora

Jill Hillock
dogcrazy56@gmail.com

Associate Trick Dog Instructor
I have been training dogs for over 20 years. I have train and compete in Obedience, Agility, Rally, and K9 Nosework.

Belvidere: Marilyn V. Johnson, CTDI
IL
Belvidere
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Marilyn V. Johnson

Certified 5/16

dogma718@aol.com

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Certified Trick Dog Instructor

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Belvidere:Loretta (Lori) Swanson, MFA, MA, KPA-CTP, CNWI, CTDI
IL
Belvidere
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Loretta Swanson

Certified 5/16

Loretta@spotondogs.com

815-520-5619

www.facebook.com/spotondogsillinois

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Certified Trick Dog Instructor

Loretta (some folks prefer her nickname, Lori) Swanson began what has become a lifelong love affair with dogs when she was very young; training her first dog, a mixed breed Collie-type, to an obedience title when she was 12 years old. A few decades later she is the owner of Spot on Dogs and continues to train dogs, now using scientifically proven and emotionally sound methods of training with the +R (adding reinforcement) quadrant of operant conditioning. Specifically, she uses a clicker as a bridge to mark a desired behavior, and then follow it with a reward.

Loretta embodies the “Do More With Your Dog” philosophy. In addition to proudly being a Certified Trick Dog Instructor, she is a Certified Nose Work Instructor, a Certified Clicker Trainer from the Karen Prior Academy, a canine massage therapist, reiki practitioner and an essential oil specialist. She also holds a Master of Fine Arts degree as well as a Master of Arts degree.

As a lifelong educator, helping folks learn to understand their dogs and train them to live together in harmony comes naturally to her. When Loretta isn’t working with dogs, she works as a freelance art historian, teaching art history and art appreciation courses at several colleges in Northern Illinois.

Email: Loretta@spotondogs.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/spotondogsillinois

Mobile: 815-520-5619

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Bloomingdale: Emily Hilgenberg, CTDI
IL
Bloomingdale
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Emily Hilgenberg
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Certified Trick Dog Instructor

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Cherry Valley: Mary Moritz, CTDI
IL
Cherry Valley
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Mary Moritz
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Certified Trick Dog Instructor

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Chebanse: Elesa Hilsheimer-Smith CTDI
IL
Chicago
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Elesa Hilsheimer-Smith
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Associate Trick Dog Instructor
Elesa Hilsheimer-Smith has worked with two CPDT instructors over the last four year, gaining experience in both private lessons and group classes. She's a long-time volunteer at the local shelter where she works with foster dogs training them for adoption.

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Chicago: Britni Ratliff
IL
Chicago

Britni Ratliff

Associate Trick Dog Instructor
I am a trainer in the Chicago area. I lead introductory classes for puppies, adults, upper level obedience class, and k9 nose work. I am a ANWI with NACSW

Chicago: Rich Tamborski, CTDI
IL
Chicago

Rich Tamborski

Certified Trick Dog Instructor

Chicago: Debbie Bickford , CTDI Bronze Medal Trainer
IL
Chicago
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Debbie Bickford
www.debbiesdogs.com

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Certified Trick Dog Instructor

Debbie has been helping people train their dogs in Chicago since 1999. She is an honors graduate of the Academy for Dog Trainers headed by world-renowned trainer, best selling author, and behavior specialist, Jean Donaldson. She received her CTC (Certificate in Training and Behavior Counseling) from the Academy in 2000.
Debbie teaches a wide variety of classes ranging from puppy to advanced, agility to tricks. She is proud that for each of the last five years that the publication “Chicagoland Tails’ held their ‘favorites’ contest, readers voted her as one of their ‘favorite’ trainers. Debbie is a proud member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers, The Associationn of Animal Behavior Professionals, and the Pet Professional Guild. She has trained past clients dogs and her own dogs in the sports of agility, flyball, canine disc, canine freestyle, rally obedience, nose work, weight pulling, and Treibball. Her rescue dog, Ludo, is training in many sports, has acted in commercials, and makes a great demo dog in her classes. Debbie is excited to be the first and currently only trainer in Chicago to become a Victoria Stillwell Positively Dog Training – licensed trainer - a team of trainers handpicked by Victoria who use only the most up-to-date, humane, effective, reward based methods.

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Clarendon Hills: Marcy Mossburg
IL
Clarendon Hills

Marcy Mossburg

Associate Trick Dog Instructor
CPDT Trainer

Earlville: Eileen Balcom-Vetillo
IL
Earlvile


Eileen Balcom- Vetillo

Certified Trick Dog Instructor

Edwardsville: Gail Czarnecki, CTDI
IL
Edwardsville


Gail Czarnecki

gail.czarnecki@gmail.com

Certified Trick Dog Instructor

Gail has been training dogs and teaching obedience classes for nearly 30 years.  She provides customized individual dog training and small group classes in the Metro-East and St Louis area.  Gail uses the latest science-based positive training methods.  In addition to being a CTDI Gail is a Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner, an advisory team member for Family Paws Parent Education, a licensed Family Paws Parent Education Educator, and a Doggone Safe Be A Tree presenter.  She specializes in family pet manners and promoting positive relationships between dogs and children.

Elgin: Kimberly Houska, APDT, CTDI
IL
Elgin


Kimberly Houska, CTDI
Partner, Topnotch Canine Dog Training
Certified 8/11
Kimberly@dogwoodshop.com
www.topnotchk9.com

Kimberly
Topnotch Canine Dog Training

Having fun, one trick at a time!
Kimberly has over 14 years experience training dogs. She teaches obedience and Canine Good Citizen (CGC) classes, and co-teaches Scent Detection ("Fun Nosework") classes. Kimberly uses positive reinforcement training, emphasizing having fun with your dog by promoting communication through interaction.

Kimberly is a member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT).

Elgin: Lori Waters, CTDI Bronze Medal Trainer
IL
Elgin

Lori Waters
Baysidek9@aol.com

The Dog's Advocate
I have been training and showing dogs for over 25 years. I have titled many dogs to the highest levels in sports including Obedience Trial Champion, Tracking Champion, Herding Champion, Breed Champion, Schutzhund, Agility, Disc, Flyball, Therapy work, and Tricks Champion.

I teach many competition obedience students and include many tricks to keep students thinking that obedience is just another trick.

Elgin: Nedra Jansen
IL
Elgin

Nedra Jansen

Associate Trick Dog Instructor
I have been training tricks to my own dogs since I was a little girl. I really believe in the Do More With Your Dog principles and have always thought trick training is the most fun for both dog and trainer. I've earned a few obedience, agility, tracking titles through the years, but I have to laugh at myself, when most people just want to know, "Does he know any tricks?" The average person could care less that the dog has a kazillion hard-earned titles behind his name. They just want to see a trick! So here we are!

Glen Ellyn: Liz Mishima
IL
Glen Ellyn

Liz Mishima

Wiggles-n-Wags Dog Training

Associate Trick Dog Instructor
I am an instructor at Wiggles-n-Wags where we use positive training methods. I teach Family Dog, CGC, and other classes that incorporate music, games, tricks and shaping.

Hawthorn Woods: Audrey Carter CTDI CGC/S.T.A.R. Puppy EvaluatorTrainer of the Year
IL
Hawthorn Woods

Audrey Carter
Owner, Flint Creek Dogs
Flint Creek Dog Training

Happy Dogs are a Must
Audrey prides herself in her ability to successfully use reward based training. She enjoys having a special bond with her dogs, and loves the fact that her dogs are not fearful of her. It is her goal to teach owners how to develop this fruitful and lasting relationship with their dogs.

Trick training is a fabulous way to build a working relationship with your dog, or to just have some fun! Outside of Trick Training, Audrey competes with her two Border Collies and one Australian Shepherd in Obedience, Agility, Rally, Conformation, and Herding events. She has earned over 100 performance titles with her beloved dogs.

Audrey is the owner of Flint Creek Dogs and offers Training and Grooming services to the Lake Zurich, IL area.

Highland Parks: Marius Geykman, KPA-CTP, CTDI
IL
Highland Park

Marius Geykman

Snappy! Pet Services
snappypets@gmail.com
847-271-1266
snappypetservices.com
Snappy! Pet Services

Snappy Pets
Snappy Pets

Creating a stronger bond through positive reinforcement training.

Marius’ first memory as a child, living in Lithuania, was of his father coming home with a wicker basket. Inside was a cocker spaniel puppy later named Jessi. In 1992, the family, including Jessi, picked up and moved to the United States.

In her late teens, after a battle with breast cancer and other maladies, Jessi passed, leaving Marius with a piece of his heart missing. After a few years without a canine companion, he ignored the pressings of his family and came home with Kitsune, a Pembroke Welsh Corgi. “Kit,” as he became known, made Marius’ life a little brighter, reminding him of what dogs can do for the heart. But one was not enough, and he found himself rescuing a Cardigan Welsh Corgi after seeing how well Kit played with other Corgis. Cleo, named for her love of lounging on her throne, aka, the couch, is like night and day when next to Kit.

After years at a grueling corporate job, with the only happiness coming from his two dogs, he had an epiphany. In the winter of 2011 he enlisted at Karen Pryor Academy and after much hard work with Kit, the following summer Marius became a Certified Training Partner. Nothing brings more joy to him than seeing the communication skill between animal and human increase as well as the enthusiasm to train.

After opening Snappy! Pet Services, Marius now offers dog walking, dog park visits, photography and training to all pet owners. Marius has felt the spiritual and psychological benefit that has come from increasing his human-animal bond with his two dogs, Kit and Cleo. He now enjoys every time he can share his knowledge and how to increase the human-animal bond by using positive reinforcement and force-free training practices with others.

Marius was named February 2013 Certified Training Partner of the Month, you can read his interview by clicking here.

“It came to me that every time I lose a dog they take a piece of my heart with them, and every new dog who comes into my life gifts me with a piece of their heart. If I live long enough all the components of my heart will be dog, and I will become as generous and loving as they are.” ~ Anonymous ~

Continuing Education:

  • Clicker Expo 2013, San Fransico, California Lectures and Labs with Kathy Sdao, Kay Laurence, Alexandra Kurland, Ken Ramirez, Susan Friedman, Ph.D., Cecilie Køste, and others, Janurary 2013
  • Are You Thinking What I’m Thinking? Seminar about the mental lives of animals and what new discoveries in neurobiology can tell us about the minds of our companion animals. With Patricia McConnell, October 2012
  • Lost in Translation? Seminar on how dogs use sight, sound, and smell to communicate. With Patricia McConnell, upcoming (October 2012)
  • So Many Choices: Kathy Sdao Unplugged Two-day workshop with Kathy Sdao, October 2012
  • Play! Play! Play! Seminar on Dog-Dog and Human-Dog play with Patricia McConnell, August 2012
  • Two Timely Topics: Separation Anxiety and Dog-Dog Play with Nicole Wilde, August 2012
  • Clicker Expo 2012, Nashville, Tennessee Lectures and Labs with Kathy Sdao, Julie Shaw, Ken Ramirez, Debbie Martin, Tia Guest, Theresa McKeon, Helix Fairweather, and others, March 2012
Joliet: Susie Mazzorana, CTDI
IL
Joliet

Susie Mazzorana

Certified Trick Dog Instructor

Justice: Karen Stasky, CTDI
IL
Justice

Karen Stasky

Certified Trick Dog Instructor
I work as a vet assistant; I teach beginning people training (to work with their dogs); and I train in agility and freestyle (I have a wonderful Swedish Vallhund).

LaGrange Park: Roxanne Dwyer, CPDT-KA
IL
LaGrange Park

Roxanne Dwyer
rockindogz@yahoo.com

Associate Trick Dog Instructor
I've partnered with my canines in animal assisted therapy programs in schools, hospitals and behavioral programs since 1995. A repetoire of tricks is an effective way to engage patients with the dogs. Showing adolescents how to teach my dog a trick simultaneously models humane interactions with dogs, teaches patience and improves observational skills. Tricks also open the door to creativity for both the dogs and the students.

Lake Zurich: Heather Pohlman, CTDIBronze Medal Trainer
IL
Lake Zurich


Heather Pohlman

847-293-4336

Heather@TwoPaws-Up.com

 

Certified Trick Dog Instructor

Heather Pohlman, CTDI, CGC/STAR Puppy Evaluator
Certified Trick Dog Instructor, Treibball Instructor with ATA and NATE, AKC CGC Evaluator, and STAR Puppy Instructor
Specializing in shelter/rescue dogs and nutrition

Two Paws Up Dog Training, Inc.
Lake Bluff, Illinois
(847) 235-2263
http://www.twopaws-up.com


Lisle: Barb Ruehl
IL
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Associate Trick Dog Instructor
I've taught traditional family dog obedience (correct, smile, and praise) for 12 years. Now I am a certified Nose Work Instructor.

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Lombard: Bobbie Roeske, CTDI Bronze Medal Trainer
IL
Lombard


Bobbie Roeske, ABCDT, CGC evaluator

Wiggles-n-Wags Dog Training Inc
216 E St Charles Rd,
Lombard IL 60148
www.wiggles-n-wags.com

630-776-4504


Challenge yourself and your dog by learning together
When a new positive training facility opened up near my house, I took my dog, Dodger, and things have never been the same since. I so loved the positive training concept and the people I worked with that I joined their mentoring program and have been assisting in puppy and other classes for over two years.

After graduating from Animal Behavior College, and becoming a CGC evaluator, I now teach family dog classes, sub for other trainers, and am excited about sharing with owners the joy of teaching and learning with their dogs. I also continue to train Dodger, try new things, and hone my own skills. As a retired educator I know it is important to create a friendly, comfortable, and supportive environment for my owner/dog teams. Using positive reinforcement, and building strong communication skills are keys to success.

Melrose Park: Nancy Reyes
IL
Melrose Park

Nancy Reyes

Associate Trick Dog Instructor
I own a dog training facility where we offer puppy, basic, and dog sports classes. I have been training dogs for over 20 years. I really believe in developing the bond between people and dogs.

McHenry: Jennalee Bee
IL
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Associate Trick Dog Instructor
I am certified through the Karen Pryor Academy and through the Certified Professional Dog Trainers.

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Naperville: Rachel Fein, KPA-CTP, CTDITrainer of the Year
IL
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Rachel Fein, KPA-CTP, CTDI
Cloud K9 Academy
Owner, Trainer
rachel@cloudk9academy.com
http://cloudk9academy.com
(630) 699-3154

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Rachel grew up working with dogs. Her first experience with training came with her dog, Nico, when she was seventeen. She later trained a rescue dog named Kali. Kali went on to earn a champion title in agility as well as titles in obedience and tricks. Rachel has participated in agility, dock diving, tricks, obedience, nose work, disc dogs and therapy work. Her young dog, Flash, is preparing for a career in agility, herding, dock diving, tricks, disc dogs and obedience. Flash has also earned trick-dog titles. Rachel enjoys the chance to participate in new activities and loves to have fun with her dogs.

Rachel is a force-free trainer. She loves to help owners bond with their dogs through positive reinforcement training and has been working with dogs for more than 10 years. In that time, Rachel has worked with dogs of various ages, breeds, backgrounds, and temperaments. She has trained dogs for agility course work, herding, dock diving, tricks, obedience, disc dogs, and therapy work, and has worked with dogs and owners to solve behavioral problems. Rachel is a Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner (KPA CTP).

To further her education, Rachel has completed seminars with Suzanne Clothier, Patricia McConnell, Steve White, Dana Pike, and Katie Oilschlager. She has also trained with Susan Garrett and other top trainers in the area


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Naperville: Donna Slobodnik
IL
Naperville
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Associate Trick Dog Instructor

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Palatine: Sandy Fuller, TDCH2, CTDI
IL
Palatine

Sandy Fuller
Certified 8/12
sjfuller62@sbcglobal.net

Focus on Fun
Ever since I got my two shelties my life has changed. I have learned so much about dogs and have enjoyed working with them so much that I want to help and encourage everyone else to have that much fun. I compete in excellent level agility, train in K9 Nosework, and both my sheltie's have their Champion Trick Dog Titles. I am an Agility Instructor at a dog club in the Chicago suburbs. I'd love to help you have fun with your dogs!

Ottawa: Marisha Maier, ABCDT, CTDI Trainer of the Year
IL
Ottawa


Marisha Maier
Owner, Discover Pet Training LLC
discoverpettraining.com
discoverpettrainingllc@gmail.com

Discover what your pet can be with Discover Pet Training.

I am a certified dog trainer with Animal Behavior College and owner of Discover Pet Training LLC. My training technique focuses on creating a fun and positive learning environment for both the dog and human. I offer both in-home training and group classes on a variety of topics.

Owaneco: Connie Large, CTDI Bronze Medal Trainer
IL
Owaneco


Connie Large

tltconsulting@ctitech.com


Certified Trick Dog Instructor

I am an AKC CGC Evaluator. When I discovered Do More With Your Dog, the door opened to learning how to teach my dogs tricks, and also skills I could use to teach other behaviors not listed on the trick sheets. I am currently working with my two Standard Poodles on Canine Freestyle with the help of trick training. I want others to be able to share time and fun with their dogs through trick training.


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Romeoville: Sarah Pyle, ABCDT, CTDI
IL
Romeoville

Sarah Pyle
Owner, Sarah Pyle Dog Training
sarahpyledogtraining@gmail.com

Trick Dog Instructor
I am an certified dog trainer through Animal Behavior College. I have a small training business where I offer private lessons, board and train, dog sitting, and I sell trained puppies. I always find a positive way in training dogs. I participate in agility with my own dog.

Romeoville: Anne VanderMeulen
IL
Romeoville

Anne VanderMeulen
Who Wants To Pawty LLC
vanderanimal@gmail.com

Trick Dog Instructor
Teaching people how to get more out of their friendship with their pets is what I love! I have worked as a vet assistant for many years and now run a pet sitting/dog walking and dog training business in Illinois.

South Elgin: Julia Lane, APDT Trainer, CGC Evaluator, CTDI
IL
South Elgin


Julia Lane, CTDI
Owner, Spot On K9 Sports
Certified 11/11
spotonk9s@me.com
SpotOnK9Sports.com
630-945-1437

Julia Lane
spotonk9sports
How-to videos
kyrasundance twitter spotonk9sports

Fun activities for every dog!

Spot On K9 Sports: Fun activities for every dog! Julia Lane passionately believes that positive reinforcement and relationship building create confident, well-behaved dogs. She helps dog owners solve common behavior problems through games, tricks and thoughtful training that give dogs mental and physical exercise.

When she isn't teaching, Julia competes in agility, disc dog, Rally obedience, and K9 Nose Work, and writes about dog sports and training for Bark magazine (www.thebark.com). She and her husband, Brian, enjoy life with their two cats, Bruiser and Cricket, and variety pack: Shelby (Pit Bull mix), Darby (Dalmatian), Jolie (Dalmatian), and Ginger Peach (Dutch Shepherd).


South Elgin: Kim Sipple
IL
South Elgin

Kim Sipple

aussiepaws264@ comcast.net

Associate Trick Dog Instructor
I have trained dogs since 1985. I do obedience, rally, pet therapy, trick dogs, and agility. I love anything fun to do with my dogs. I worked at an animal hospital for 25 years. My whole life is dogs. I love to watch people train their dogs to do something they didn't think that they could. Happy Dogs & Happy People. I am a single mom with a disabled son. Our lives have been blessed with awesome family, fabulous friends and the best dogs ever!!! We have alot of struggles but so much joy. We are blessed. We have 4 dogs: Hogan (13) Australian Shepherd, Dakota (11) Australian Sheherd, Scout (5) jack russel/corgi X, and Trucker (12 weeks) cardigan corgi. I love to try new things with my dogs.

Springfield: Linda Hinsman, CTDI
IL
Springfield

Linda Hinsman

lhinsman@gmail.com

Certified Trick Dog Instructor

Swansea: Natalie J. Eichelberger, CTDI
IL
Swansea

Natalie J. Eichelberger

Trainer, SmartyPaws Dog Training
natalie@smartypaws.biz

Come Join the Fun!
Natalie Eichelberger is 23 years old and has been dog training since 2012 and currently works at SmartyPaws Dog Training located in Belleville, IL just 20 minutes outside of Downtown St. Louis, MO. She loves to have fun with her dogs using positive reinforcement training methods, trick training and agility. She has two Pembroke Welsh Corgis named Luna and Neville ( Harry Potter anyone?) who keep her busy in all the activities they do. Natalie has a Bachelors of Arts in Cultural Anthropology from the University of Missouri- St. Louis and is currently working on her Masters in Museum Studies from the University of Oklahoma.

Tiskilwa: Lynette VandeVenter Bronze Medal Trainer
IL
Tiskilwa

Lynette VandeVenter

Veterinarian
Owner, First Harmony Farms
firstharmonyfarms@yahoo.com

Associate Trick Dog Instructor
I am a veterinarian in IL. I own First Harmony Farms. We raise Border Collies and Miniature American Shepherds. I have been doing Flyball and Obedience for over 20 years and started agility 3 years ago. I also occasionally do herding, rally, and conformation with our dogs.

Villa Park: Susan Eastwood
IL
Villa Park

Susan Eastwood

Owner, Wiggles n Wags Dog Training
wiggles-n-wags.com
(630) 768-7131
susan@wiggles-n-wags.com

Associate Trick Dog Instructor
I own Wiggles-n-Wags Dog Training located in Lombard, IL, just outside of Chicago. We have an active Tricks program and 4 CTDI's on staff.

I am a big proponent of teaching tricks, not only as a fun thing to do with your dog, and to improve both human/dog relationships and dog's lives, but I also work with reactive dogs and use tricks to redirect the dog when getting stressed. It's more fun to have something to ask your dog to do than just 'sit'!

I've been a trainer for close to 25 years, and a business owner and agility instructor for 12.

Winfield: Nancy DiMenza, CTDI
IL
Winfield

Nancy DiMenza

Certified Trick Dog Instructor

Woodridge: Rebecca Cann, CTDITrainer of the Year
IL
Woodridge


Rebecca Cann, CTDI
Senior Trainer & Director of Training,
Narnia Pet Behavior and Training, Inc.
Certified 11/11
rebecca@narniapets.com
www.narniapets.com
630.904.0895

10143 Clow Creek Road, Unit A
Plainfield, IL 60585
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Lockport, IL 60441



Good Dog!

I love teaching. For 12 years I have been teaching high school English, and I loved it. I took time off to stay home and raise my daughters and my dogs. This has left me enough flexibility in my schedule to take my love of teaching and join it with my other love… dog training.

I initially began my dog training career in 2005 at Narnia Pet Behavior and Training in Plainfield. In 2010, I also began working at Wiggles-n-Wags Dog Training, Inc., in Lombard. I am very fortunate that I have to opportunity to work at two different places that are both dedicated to positive reinforcement training. From puppy classes and family dog, to triebball, K9 Noseworks, and agility, these two places have a class for everyone.

Not only do I spend my time teaching dog classes, but I am also a presenter for Dog Gone Safe which is a dog bite prevention program that helps education kids about dogs. Additionally I work with other trainers in the area to present to rescue groups about a variety or training and behavior issues that many foster families face.

I regularly attend workshops and seminars all over the country in behavior modification to stay on top of what is new in the field of training. There is ALWAYS something new and fun to learn about and train with your dog, and I hope the people that take my class feel that excitement that I feel when it comes to spending time with their dogs.

 


Woodstock: Cheryle Homuth
IL
Woodstock

Associate Trick Dog Instructor

Indiana
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Fort Wayne: Mary Schelling, CTDI
IN
Fort Wayne


Mary Schelling
trainers@fwdog.com

 

Certified Trick Dog Instructor

Fishers: Tiffany Lambert
IN
Fishers


Tiffany Lambert
Paws & Play
tlambert@pawsandplaydogresort.com

 

Associate Trick Dog Instructor
I have been involved in the pet industry since 2004 and professionally training dogs since 2011. Having fun while learning is key which is why I love trick training!

Huntertown: Angela Monteith, CTDI
IN
Huntertown


Angela Monteith

Owner, The Empowered Dog LLC

angela@theempowereddog.com

260-338-9449

 

Certified Trick Dog Instructor
I have been working toward becoming a dog trainer since 2008. I assist with training dogs and doing classes and teach puppy preschool and apprentice adult dog obedience. I started doing tricks with my Weimaraner just for fun, but we've decided to start offering a Tricks Class, so now that Kona has her Intermediate Trick Dog title, I feel ready to move forward with offering this wonderful opportunity to bond with a dog to our clients.

Indianapolis: Shannon Honeycutt
IN
Huntertown
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Shannon Honeycutt

 

Associate Trick Dog Instructor
Shannon Honeycutt trains agility at a local facility.

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Muncie: Bonnie Krupa, CTDI
IN
Muncie


Bonnie Krupa

bkrupa@mac.com

 

Certified Trick Dog Instructor
Trainer

New Carlisle: Karen Dodd
IN
New Carlisle


Karen Dodd

 

Associate Trick Dog Instructor
I train in Rally and Agility. I belong to Trail Creek Dog Training Club in La Porte, IN where I have been helping with Puppy and Beginner classes. I have a 7 yr old and a 6 month old Flatcoat, plus 2 resue dogs.

Kentucky
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Georgetown:Tracey Hagan, CTDI

KY
Georgetown

 


Tracey Hagan

tysmom30@gmail.com


 

Certified Trick Dog Instructor

I have been working and training dogs for almost 10 years. I teach puppy classes and have taught obedience classes and service dog classes. I am also an AKC CGC Evaluator. I am currently working on earning my 2 dogs (one blind) their first trick dog title (Novice) and plan to advance to at least Expert level (hopefully Champion). I love working with dogs and watching them learn new things and helping owners understand how to communicate with their dogs and have fun too.

Independence: Jeff Gowen CTDI

KY
Independence

 


Jeff Gowen


 

Certified Trick Dog Instructor


Lexington:Chris Miara, CTDI

KY
Lexington

 


Chris Miara


 

Certified Trick Dog Instructor


Louisville: Kea Grace, CTDI Silver Medal Trainer

KY
Louisville

 


Kea Grace, CTDI
Certified 4/11
Head Trainer,
Gimme Grace Dog Training
info@gimmegracedogtraining.com
gimmegracedogtraining.com


 

Dogs for every need; training for every dog.
Kea Grace is a Service, SAR and professional Working K9 instructor located in central Kentucky. She is the founder and head trainer at Gimme Grace Dog Training.

Every working dog that comes through the program learns trick work for bonding and motivation. She uses purely positive methods while teaching tricks in order to teach the dogs how to think and problem solve.

Contact Kea in order to get on the fun side of life!


Louisville: Ann Sheltz, CTDI
KY
Louisville


Ann Sheltz
Dog Training Instructor

 

Teaching people to teach their dogs.
I teach manners classes at a kennel near Louisville. My current dog is a Standard Poodle. I certified him with a local therapy dog group and we visit schools and library for reading programs. I have been inspired to do tricks so that my can do a few a tricks during his therapy visits.

Owensboro: Sydney Taber CTDI

KY
Owensboro

 


Sydney Taber


 

Certified Trick Dog Instructor


Villa Hills: Virginia Simpson

KY
Villa Hills

 


Virginia Simpson


 

Associate Trick Dog Instructor


Louisiana
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Greenwell Springs: Glenda Banta, CTDI
LA
Greenwell Springs


Glenda Banta

glendabanta@yahoo.com

 

Certified Trick Dog Instructor

After two spine surgeries I was having trouble getting my mobility back. Therapy and walking weren't helping or very motivating. One of my motivators to keep me moving in the past was our beloved Shih Tzu - Kiley but unfortunately, she had recently passed away. My husband could see how heartbroken I was and agreed to start helping me look for our new fur family member. He'd joke with me saying...."Let's get a border collie....I bet that would help you get some of your mobility back"! After being a life long pet lover/owner, I was up for the challenge.
Luckily for me, my hubby was on the right track! After months of searching, we found Trooper, our amazing red and white border collie who loves everyone! From the time we got Trooper I started teaching him a multitude of tricks. When people would meet Trooper, it would immediately strike up a conversation about my trick training, which would lead to, "Will you train my dog?"
I thought what a great field to get into physically, mentally and emotionally but surely I'd need a certification to train someone else's dog. I spent hours doing extensive research on the top dog professionals and their programs and found - DO MORE WITH YOUR DOG! - the official sanctioning and organizing body for the sport of Dog Tricks. Their code of conduct along with their positive training philosophy was a perfect fit! It was all the methods I believed in and it looked super fun and exciting! The program has allowed me to learn even more about dogs and trick training, in addition to allowing me to test and become a CTDI - Certified Trick Dog Instructor and for Trooper to test for various trick dog titles. Our next goal is to form an All-Star Performance Dog Team sponsored by -DO MORE WITH YOUR DOG! and do some event entertaining.

This program genuinely encourages owners to spend time and participate in activities with their pets, which will strengthen them BOTH in more ways then they'll ever know!

I'm blessed to have found this avenue for myself and to be able to share this positive training method of team building with dog owners. I truly believe it's the first step to keeping pet families together, forever!

Hopefully, this story will inspire someone to take a chance in making a positive lifestyle change for them self and also have an amazing opportunity to - DO MORE WITH THEIR DOG!

Give us a call -come join the fun!


Lake Charles: Margaret Hebert
LA
Lake Charles


Margaret Hebert
Owner, Off The Leash! LLC
offtheleashdogtraining@yahoo.com

 

Associate Trick Dog Instructor
Graduated from Animal Behavioral College. Have been training clients in-home and I am now looking to open a full service training facility.

Lake Charles: Victoria Bourgeois, CTDI
LA
Lake Charles


Victoria Bourgeois

 

Certified Trick Dog Instructor
I have been a positive reinforcement dog trainer for 2 years. I love clicker training. I have also done pet therapy work with Delta Society and CGC titles.

Morgan City: Cathy Lee Stephens
LA
Morgan City


Cathy Lee Stephens
Owner, Canine Etiquette LLC
dogtrainercathy@yahoo.com

 

Associate Trick Dog Instructor
I'm a certified dog trainer in Louisiana with my own business. I work with basic obedience as well as behavior problems.

Maine
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Bowdoinham: Jenny Ruth Yasi, CTDI
ME
Bowdoinham


Jenny Ruth Yasi, CTDI
Head Trainer,
Whole Dog Camp
Certified 8/11
(207) 756-9421
info@wholedogcamp.com

 

Take Training to a New Level!
Jenny Ruth Yasi is the head trainer at Whole Dog Camp, a wholistic animal boarding, training and daycare club in Maine.

Having grown up on a farm, with experience in trick training a variety of animals (horses, dogs, goats, birds, rabbits), she graduated Vermont College with a self-designated study in behavior science and character development.

Jenny uses operant and classical conditioning, with a marker signal, conditioned encouragement, discouragement and release cue in her "Signal Training" system.

At Whole Dog Camp Jenny has had special experience rehabilitating dogs with severe problem behaviors and she also enjoys training for competition in freestyle, agility, and rally.

Jenny has studied with some of the best dog trainers in the world, including Susan Garrett, Diane Kowalski, Carolyn Scott, Kathy Sdao, Terry Ryan and others.

Hard of hearing, Jenny is often swimming or on a boat where hearing aids don't do much good, so she trains all her dogs in hearing service behaviors. She also volunteers with Spring Harbor Hospital, and she uses "trick training" to enrich the pet assisted therapy she provides in the pediatric psychiatric unit of the hospital.

Rumford: Christle Alexander
ME
Rumford


Christle Alexander
Kel_joe2@hotmail.com

 

Associate Trick Dog Instructor
3 yrs doggie daycare, training, boarding, and grooming.

Pittsfield: Breanna Norris, CTDI
ME
Pittsfield


Breanna Norris
Right On The Mark Dog Training, LLC


 

“Teaching dogs through games and play”

Breanna is a force free trainer for Right On The Mark Dog Training LLC in Pittsfield, Maine. She teaches Trick and Game classes, offers private lessons and assists in training Foundation classes. Breanna is a member of the Pet Professional Guild.

Breanna has two dogs and two cats. All four came from rescues. Along with her own four pets she also takes in foster dogs and volunteers with a local dog recue group.

Breanna enjoys taking classes with her own dogs and traveling to hear speakers in the field of dog training and dog behavior. In the past she has apprenticed with horse trainers and currently working with another dog trainer. Breanna is working towards her CPDT-KA.

When she is not busy training dogs you can find her cross country skiing, hiking or jogging with her dogs or gardening with her dogs nearby.


Unity: Judith Stoodley, CTDI
ME
Unity


Judith Stoodley
goats@uninets.net

 

Certified Trick Dog Instructor
I have been training dogs for over five decades, starting with a Basenji when I was fifteen. My dogs have earned titles in obedience, tracking, freestyle, tricks, rally, Barn Hunt and agility, and I did some bitework training with my Doberman in order to enable her to pass the breed club's Working Aptitude Evaluation (WAC). My training methods have evolved over the years, and I am a big fan of clicker training. I have done workshops, demonstrations, group classes and individual instruction, although never on a large scale. My current training partners include two French Bulldogs and a Standard Poodle.

Massachusetts
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Acton: Kathy Austin, KPA CTP
MA
Acton

Kathy Austin

Partner, Dogs' Learning Center
kathy@traindlc.com

Associate Trick Dog Instructor
I'm Kathy Austin, KPA CTP and partner at Dogs' Learning Center in Hudson, MA. My canine partner, and best friend, is Clancy a 6.5 yo Irish Terrier. We have trained in agility, Rally-O, and Wag It Games. Our current focus is training and competing in the sport of K9 Nose Work.

Building a better relationship with my dog while making it fun for both of us has always been my goal - and it's something that I work to practice with my students - both human and canine!

Acushnet: Cheryl Viera, CTDI
MA
Acushnet


Cheryl Viera

Trainer, Doggie Daycare facility
soca2@comcast.net



Tricks to build relationships
Tricks are a fun way to build stronger relationships between dogs and their families. They are also a great way to exercise the dog's mind and body. I incorporate tricks into my puppy and basic manners class and am planning to add a "Tricks Class" soon.

I give private lessons and have very small group classes using positive reinforcement/ clicker training. I also have experience with deaf dogs.

I have an Expert Trick Dog title and Obedience titles. I am currently working on more trick titles, K-9 Nosework, and am learning Freestyle.

Amherst: Chelsea Allen
MA
Amherst

Chelsea Allen
Foliageisacutie@aol.com

Associate Trick Dog Instructor
I am 19 years old and for as long as I can remember I have wanted to work with dogs. I loved working with my German Shepherd as a kid, and my little Papillion mix now. My goal is to, one day become a professional dog trainer.

Beverly: Jennifer Frankavitz, CTDI
MA
Beverly

Jennifer Frankavitz
training@luckymuttk9.com

Certified Trick Dog Instructor
I am a full time dog trainer and work with quite a few rescues as well. I enjoy teaching and promoting positive reinforcement techniques along with seeing the progress made in my students each week! I have a 7 year old Pit Bull mix named Riley who was my inspiration for becoming a dog trainer.

Dalton: Amy Mack
MA
Dalton
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Associate Trick Dog Instructor
I work at the Berkshire Human Society teaching obedience, agility, puppy kindergarten and I do private lessons. I'm also a CGC evaluator.

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Danvers: Anne Springer, B.A., PCT-A, CTDI, VA

MA
Danvers

 


Anne Springer, CTDI
Owner, Paws for Praise
Certified 6/11
pawsforpraise@gmail.com

 

Make a Tail Wag!
Paws for Praise offers group classes from beginner through advanced and specialty classes, seminars, workshops, and our famous Yappy Hour play groups.

We use modern, scientifically sound and humane dog training methods in a relaxed and supportive environment that focuses on both canine and human needs.

Owner, Anne Springer, is a graduate of Salem State University and has diplomas in both dog training and instruction and in professional pet grooming. She is a professional member of the Pet Professional Guild, the Animal Behavior Management Alliance, and Truly Dog Friendly. Anne is accredited by the Pet Professional Accreditation Board.

Easthampton: Mary Dzialo
MA
Easthampton

Associate Trick Dog Instructor

Gloucester: Jennifer Titus
MA
Gloucester

Jennifer Titus
TheJen@comcast.net

Certified Trick Dog Instructor
I am a trainer, dogwalker and boarder in Massachusetts. I have a Masters degree in Education, a certification in Special Education (Beh. Mod.!) I completed a training apprenticeship with Anne Springer (CTDI) in 2012. I am applying to Jean Donaldson's Academy for Dog Trainers.

Hopkinton: Cassie-Leigh Stock, ABCDT
MA
Hopkinton
Cassie-Leigh Stock
justcassie101@gmail.com
Higher Expectations Dog Training & Behavior Modification (HEX)

Obedience. Fun. Love. Results.
My name is Cassie-Leigh Stock, and I have been professionally training dogs & their people in MA & the surrounding states since 2007. I work with any age & breed, but as president & founder of the New England Bully Breed Club, I have a special affinity for misunderstood breeds, especially pit bulls. I specialize in reactive bully breeds, but offer private training and group classes/workshops ranging from puppy manners to Canine Good Citizen testing, public access test preparation, and tricks classes too! Come check us out at www.hexdogs.com!


New Bedford: Melissa Viera, CTDI
MA
New Bedford

Melissa Viera
mjsdogtraining@gmail.com


Helping you and your dog reach your goals Melissa uses reward-based positive dog training and clicker training methods to get results. She believes in giving animals both mental stimulation and exercise through training. Melissa teaches tricks to give both dogs and owners a fun way to work on training and building their bond. Melissa has been involved in a number of competitive dog sports. She also enjoys doing trick demos with her dog, Riley. Melissa trains dogs with true concern for their well-being. She enjoys helping and encouraging people and their dogs.

Norfolk: Rachel Fliger CTDI
MA
Norfolk

Rachel Fliger

Bonding Canine and Owners with Fun
I grew up with dogs my entire life and I absolutely love the strong bond that grows between handler and dog during the training process. I believe training is not only vital to a dogs mental well-being and to fitting in well with our lifestyles, but also an amazing opportunity to learn how to communicate with another species and bond closely with them. I incorporate training daily into my dogs’ life and make training less of a “chore” and it comes just a part of how you interact. Everything is a training experience; play, a walk, new people coming over, new objects in the house, endless potential everywhere. Be creative and encourage the individual personality of your dog.

Plymoth: Judi Steele ABCDT, APDT Trainer, CTDI

MA
Plymoth

 


Judi Steele, CTDI
Certified 12/10
trainwithtrust@hotmail.com

 

"Train with Trust"—Rebuilding broken relationships.
My life long passion as been dogs. I have owned many different breeds throughout my life and have successfully shown dogs in the breed ring, as well as trained dogs for obedience. In September 2010, I graduated from the Animal Behavior College, becoming a certified dog trainer.

The training techniques I use are based on positive reinforcement training. I use a clicker to communicate which behaviors I desire or want to shape. While in school, I used my own 2 dogs to perfect my new skills and easily trained my dogs many new and fun behaviors. My American Staffordshire Terrier, Peaches, also has her CGC and TDI and quickly earned her Novice and Intermediate Trick Dog titles.

At present, I am employed at Joseph's Obedience Training School in Pocasset, MA where I teach a puppy class, assist in Reactive and Management dog classes as well as offer private lessons and consultations. I am also a member of APDT.

My goal is to teach a tricks class, as well as compete in agility, learn flyball and nosework. I will also enjoy earning more tricks titles! I would like to incorporate tricks into working with reactive dogs to encourage thinking and focus.

Princeton: Erika Jackson, CTDI
MA
Princeton

Erika Jackson

Certified Trick Dog Instructor
I am the proud owner of an Australian Cattle dog named Earl who has done Agility, Rally-O, Nose work, Canine Good Citizen, and dog tricks. We hope to start competing in Rally-O and Nose work soon. I'm an obedience instructor who uses positive science based methods to get success with my clients.

Rockland: Ike Iacovino
MA
Rockland

Ike Iacovino

Certified Trick Dog Instructor

All-Star Performance Dog TeamSouthhampton: Jim Helems Jr., CTDI Bronze Medal Trainer
MA
Southampton


Jim Helems Jr., CTDI
Dog Pals
Certified 6/09
Jim@dog-pals.com

www.dogpalstraining.com
www.Dog-pals.com

Enjoy your dog—training is fun.
Jim believes in positive, motivational dog training, where the emphasis is on fun. If you or your dog pal is frustrated or bored good training is impossible. Jim’s passions are for Dog Agility and Trick Training, and he also enjoys Obedience, Rally-O, Puppy training and dog Scootering. Jim teaches tricks to his own three Aussies, and is working on multi-dog tricks. Jim believes good training comes from trust and each partner having fun.

Jim is now providing dog training throughout the North East as Dog Pals, offering One – on – One training. Jim and his crew, Jake, Ember and Pyro also perform Dog Stunt Shows and routinely volunteers at dog rescue shows, children hospitals and fund raisers. Watch video of Jim Helems Jr.

Jim is also a Dog Scouts of America troop leader, which he started in 2010. Dog Scouting is another great way to "do more with your dog". You can check out this Western Massachusetts Dog Scout Troop, #211 at: www.dogpalstraining.com/dog-scouts/

Stow: Jean McCord, CPDT-KA
MA
Stow

Jean McCord
Owner, Dogs' Learning Center, LLC
jean@traindlc.com

978-394-3108

Associate Trick Dog Instructor
I have been instructing classes for over 12 years and also teach private lessons and do behavioral consultations. I am a Certified Professional Dog Trainer Knowledge Assessed, a Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner, a Certified Nose Work Instructor and a Certified Wag It Games Instructor. I also provide boarding and dog daycare, and have been in business since 1991.

Sturbridge: Deborah Taylor
MA
Sturbridge

Deborah Taylor
Pack of Paws Dog Training

Associate Trick Dog Instructor
I am a trainer at Pack of Paws Dog Training in Southbridge, MA. I train sports foundation, flyball, puppy class, basic obedience and I plan to eventually teach reactive dog classes and nosework. I am teaching a tricks class.

Maryland
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Baltimore: Amie Glasgow, CPDT

MD
Baltimore

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Amie Glasgow
aglasgow@mdspca.org

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Associate Trick Dog Instructor
I'm a CPDT and Head Trainer at the MD SPCA. I share my life with three pit bulls, twelve cats, a turtle and a very patient man. I've trained Rally, Agility, SAR, Tracking, and obedience.

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Baltimore: Chelsea Singer, CTDI Bronze Medal Trainer
MD
Baltimore

Chelsea Singer
Certified 7/13
sweetvalncia10@hotmail.com

Keeping Tails Waggin'!!
Keeping things light, fun, and friendly are my training methods. I believe in Positive Reinforcement with the clicker as the foundation and patience as one of the building blocks. Every dog can learn tricks and so can you!! I'm in my first year piloting a tricks class, but have not been doing them for years after having not 1, but 2 challenging dogs to train. It has brought a tremendous amount of Attention and Focus to our training sessions.

Boonsboro: Lori Kobayashi, CPDT-KA, CTDI Silver Medal Trainer
MD
Boonsboro


Lori Kobayashi, CTDI
Certified 6/09
vfrgrl@yahoo.com

 

Fun Foundation Dog Training; teaching your dog to learn.
I'm a dog trainer, and I train my own dogs for therapy work, Obedience, and Rally-O. I also love to ride motorcycles, and do race emergency work (cornerworking).


Charlotte Hall: Dee Hart, CTDI Bronze Medal Trainer

MD
Charlotte Hall

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Dee Hart
Owner, Pawfessional Pet Care
dee@inhomepetcare.com

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Certified Trick Dog Instructor
I am the owner of Pawfessional Pet Care. PPC is a pet sitting company that has been servicing Southern Maryland since 1997. I set myself apart from my competitors by always trying to learn different aspects regarding pets.

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Damascus: George Cockrell CTDI
MD
Damascus

George Cockrell

Certified Trick Dog Instructor

Frederick: Marie Donahue CTDI
MD
Frederick

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Marie Donahue

Certified Trick Dog Instructor

Marriottsville: Tamara Tucker, CTDI
MD
Marriottsville

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Tamara Tucker, CTDI

Owner, WiggleButts Dog Training LLC

410-259-5136

tammy@wigglebuttsdog.com

Certified Trick Dog Instructor

I own WiggleButts Dog Training LLC in Maryland. I offer a variety of classes from Basic Manners to Games and Tricks. I also train service dogs for disabled US Veterans. I love to train dogs who help people in some way - service, therapy, etc. I am an AKC CGC evaluator. I am also a Certified Nose Work Instructor. I have a black Lab name Abraham Lincoln. He keeps me laughing.

All-Star Performance Dog TeamOwings: Sherril L. Lilly, CTDI
MD
Owings

Sherril Lilly
Owner, Sirius Manners
301-922-1933
sherrillilly@siriusmanners.com
siriusmanners.com

Making Dogs Stars!
I retired from a long, wonderful career in public education a few years ago. My retirement allowed me to once again be involved with the wonderful sport of training dogs.

Training provides us an opportunity to build a strong, loving and respectful bond with our dogs. I believe in giving high value rewards for desirable behaviors. It is my belief that fear, pain and intimidation create fearful, possibly even aggressive behaviors in dogs and have no place in my training program. Follow one simple rule and you will have a lovely, well-mannered dog: REWARD the behaviors you want and IGNORE the behaviors you do not want.

Sirius Manners will teach you how to follow this rule so that your dog will be the wonderful companion you imagined when you brought him home. I will help you teach your dog all the basic manners such as sit, stay, leave it, wait, and more, plus many awesome tricks like speak, clean up, sit pretty, say your prayers, and more.

Owings Mills: Diane Sammarco, CTDI Bronze Medal Trainer

MD
Owings Mills

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Diane Sammarco
Owner, Pet Experts
Diane@PetExperts.info
410-504-2422

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Certified Trick Dog Instructor

I am a Certified Dog Trainer, AKC CGC Evaluator & Instructor, An American Red Cross Pet First Aid/CPR Instructor. I have my own training facility in Reisterstown, MD and it's a dream come true that I've worked towards ever since I was a teenager (I'm a middle-aged woman now). I just love working with dogs and their owners to build strong lasting relationships.

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Pasadenas: Samantha Daley

MD
Pasadena

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Samantha Daley
Owner, Leash Free Living
samd517@gmail.com

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AssociateTrick Dog Instructor

I have been training dogs for 7 years, focusing on pet obedience and competition obedience. I have an OTCH Maltese and a young Doberman who is working on her CDX. Tricks are a great, fun way to keep their Obedience fresh and strengthen their competition skills by taking them out of context.

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Upper Marlboro: Stacie Beasley

MD
Upper Marlboro

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Stacie Beasley

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Certified Trick Dog Instructor

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Silver Spring: Summer Ragulsky, CTDI

MD
Silver Spring

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Summer Ragulsky

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Certified Trick Dog Instructor

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Silver Spring: Yvette Ellsworth

MD
Silver Spring

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Yvette Ellsworth

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Associate Trick Dog Instructor

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Waldorf: Chesna Vitanovec, CTDI

MD
Waldorf

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Chesna Vitanovec

cvitanov@asu.edu

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Certified Trick Dog Instructor

Training tricks can be fun for both your dog and you. It doesn't matter if they are a puppy or a senior as every dog can learn to perform tricks. I hope to inspire more owners to train their dogs in fun and positive manner.

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Michigan
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Adrian: Anna Aranda CTDI
MI
Adrian

Anna Aranda

Certified Trick Dog Instructor

Allendale: Mikayla Lafave, CTDI
MI
Allendale

Mikayla Lafave

Certified Trick Dog Instructor

Battle Creek: Sarah Rodeheaver, CTDI
MI
Battle Creek

Sarah Rodeheaver

Certified Trick Dog Instructor

Brighton: Tayna Johnson CTDI
MI
Brighton

Tayna Johnson

Certified Trick Dog Instructor

Brighton: Linda Lipford, CTDI
MI
Brighton

Linda Lipford

Certified Trick Dog Instructor

Ferndale: Gabi Vannini CTDI
MI
Ferndale
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Gabi Vannini

gabriellevannini@gmail.com

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Certified Trick Dog Instructor

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Flint: Misty Yohannan CTDI
MI
Flint
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Misty Yohannan


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Certified Trick Dog Instructor

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Grosse Ile: Wendy Bemis CTDI
MI
Grosse Ile

Wendy Bemis


Certified Trick Dog Instructor

Grosse Pointe: Willie Viarnes CTDI Bronze Medal Trainer
MI
Grosse Pointe

Willie Viarnes


Certified Trick Dog Instructor

Grosse Pointe Farms: Catherine Heffner CTDI Bronze Medal Trainer
MI
Grosse Pointe Farms

Catherine Heffner, CTDI


More Than A Walk In The Park

Cath has been an animal trainer since 1975 in a variety of sporting activities.  Cath guides growth while capitalizing on innate abilities to develop a well-rounded companion.  Her goal is to help you build a relationship that lasts for life.

Life Member, Southern Michigan Obedience Training Club

Holt: Amy Schupska
MI
Holt

Amy Schupska

puppylvt@gmail.com

Associate Trick Dog Instructor
I am a licensed veterinary technician. I own a pet sitting and pet nursing care business. I am also a puppy raiser for Leader Dogs for the Blind. I teach a therapy dog prep class for a local trainer.

Howell: Laura Hauss
MI
Howell

Laura Hauss

Associate Trick Dog Instructor

Lansing: Roxann Wilkinson , CTDI
MI
Lansing

Roxann Wilkinson


Certified Trick Dog Instructor

Lapeer: Terry Swanson, CTDI
MI
Lapeer

Terry Swanson


Certified Trick Dog Instructor
I have a golden retriever that I show in Obedience, Rally and Freestyle. He is also a Therapy dog. I love working with him and my training time with him.

I am a member of Companion Dog Training Club in Flint. I teach a Senior puppy class and a Therapy dog preparation class. I believe the relationship with your dog is the foundation. Trick training is an important part of the fun and relationship you develop and maintain with your dog every day.

Novi: Roz Granitz, CTDI, BA, MEd.
MI
Novi

Roz Granitz

Owner, My Hero Dog Training
Roz@myherodogtraining.com
www.myherodogtraining.com
30915 Haggerty, Novi, MI.
248.225.6662

The more you do with your dog, the more your dog will do!
Roz Granitz has been training and showing dogs in obedience and agility for more than 30 years.

She has achieved success both locally and nationally, attaining the national rank of 2nd in Open Obedience with her all-star dog, Coffee.

Roz is an exceptional teacher, having earned her MEd at University of Michigan and Wayne State University. She is certified as an APDT C.L.A.S.S. instructor and evaluator and is also an AKC C.G.C. evaluator.

Roz is the owner of My Hero Dog Training in Novi.

Monroe: Michele Bodoh, CTDI
MI
Monroe

Michele Bodoh

Certified Trick Dog Instructor


Monroe: Cheryl Wassus, CTDI
MI
Monroe

Cheryl Wassus

Certified Trick Dog Instructor


Montrose: Mary Jo Bradley, CTDI
MI
Montrose

Mary Jo Bradley

Certified 9/12
bennbrad@charter.net

All Dogs Can
I have been training dogs for over 20 years. I believe that all dogs can be what you want them to be, with love, patience and training. Training teaches your dog skills and focus, while creating a bond between you and your dog that will last forever. While each breed's training style may vary a little, I only use positive reinforcement training techniques for all dogs.

Mount Clemens: Barbara Reinhold, CTDI
MI
Mount Clemens

Barbara Reinhold

Certified Trick Dog Instructor

Petoskey: Nicole Roman CTDI
MI
Petoskey

Nicole Roman

Certified Trick Dog Instructor

Shelby: Jordan Covington, CTDI
MI
Shelby


Jordan Covington

marywagntails@gmail.com

Certified Trick Dog Instructor

Shelby: Christine Fox, CTDI
MI
Shelby


Christine Fox

marywagntails@gmail.com

Certified Trick Dog Instructor

Stevensville: Lisa Antonini CTDI
MI
Stevensville

Lisa Antonini

Certified Trick Dog Instructor

Troy: Jennifer Crawford, CTDI
MI
Troy

Jennifer Crawford

Certified Trick Dog Instructor

Walled Lake: Elaine Chan Whitlow, APDT, ABCDT, AKC CGC evaluator, DSA
MI
Walled Lake

Elaine Chan Whitlow

Trainer, Petsmart
elainedogtraining@live.com

Associate Trick Dog Instructor
I graduated from ANIMAL BEHAVIOR COLLEGE in 2008. Since then, I've been working as a full time instructor at the local Petsmart Store. I have 2 Maltese-Bichon Mixed. Both are active therapy dogs and they love to perform tricks at the nursing homes and at work (demo at petsmart). I love teaching tricks to help dogs who lack confidence or are shy, and to help their owner to bond with them. I am also a full member of APDT, and in my free time, I run a dog trainer network group for the local trainers to help spread the word about positive dog training.

Westland: Michael Burkey Trainer of the Year
MI
Westland

Michael Burkey

Certified Trick Dog Instructor

Westland: TBD Burkey
MI
Westland

TBD Burkey

Associate Trick Dog Instructor

Westland: Yang Zhao Burkey CTDI
MI
Westland

Yang Zhao Burkey

Certified Trick Dog Instructor

Minnesota
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Center City: Gerald Murray, CTDI
MN
Center City


Gerald Murray

Jerry.E.Murray@gmail.com

Certified Trick Dog Instructor


Detroit Lakes: Donna Dustin
MN
Detroit Lakes

Donna Dustin

Associate Trick Dog Instructor

Minneapolis: Nancy Brooks, CTDI
MN
Minneapolis

Nancy Brooks

Certified Trick Dog Instructor

Plymouth: Leah Glynn, CTDI
MN
Plymouth

Leah Glynn

Certified Trick Dog Instructor

I have been teaching tricks to my dog for about 2 years. It is very rewarding for me to see them figure things out on their own and offer behaviors that get rewarded. I use a clicker when I am teaching a new trick and a verbal marker after the trick is learned. I believe in positive reinforcement and rewarding small steps that get you to the desired behavior. You should reward progressive behaviors and reward often enough that the dog learns to repeat these behaviors. Most importantly, I want to help you improve your relationship with your dog and give you another avenue to pursue that is fun, challenging and rewarding.


Rochester: Mikaela Gustafson, CTDI
MN
Rochester


Mikaela Gustafson

Certified 3/16


Certified Trick Dog Instructor

I have been training dogs for many years and have competed in various dog sports. I enjoy Agility, Disc, Rally, and Dock Diving. I have two Miniature Schnauzers, and they are the first of their breed to have earned their Trick Dog Championships (TDCH).

My tricks class is a great class to help you and your dog build a stronger bond and relationship while learning exciting new behaviors. This class will improve your skills in training your dog as you will learn how to use various methods to teach a new behavior and improve your timing and clarity. These skills will also help you in any sport you may choose to do competitively or just for fun.
Your dog will be the life of the party wherever you go!


Rochester: Annalissa Johnson, CTDI
MN
Rochester

Annalissa Johnson

Certified Trick Dog Instructor

Shakopee: Connie Priesz, CTDI
MN
Shakopee


Connie Priesz

cpriesz@earthlink.net


Certified Trick Dog Instructor

I have been working on tricks with my Pet Partners therapy dog, Molly, for about a year. We have advanced to earn our Champion title in nine months. After attending the DoMoreWithYourDog workshop in MO, Nov 2015, I became a CTDI. The use of positive training methods and positive encouragement can help you achieve your goals. As an educator for 37 years, I can adjust and monitor to any level you may be at. Trick training is fun, and it allows you to bond with your precious pet !!!!

St. Cloud: Sarah Thoreen KPA-CTP, CTDI
MN
St. Cloud


Sarah Thoreen

Paws Abilities Dog Training

(504) 624-0190

pawsabilitiesmn.com

paws4umn@gmail.com

Certified Trick Dog Instructor

Trick training is about so much more than tricks! It really is the basis for everything else you teach. Any behavior you teach your dog can be taught as a trick and that makes it more fun and more likely to be practiced. In my trick training classes you will learn how to communicate with your dog. One on One and small group classes are available. I love using shaping to teach new behaviors whether they are simple or complex sequences; they can all be taught with a clicker and positive reinforcement. You will learn how to talk to your dog and your dog will learn how to understand you. Most importantly you will form a great connection and bond with your dog – which will carry over to other activities and everyday life so you can always, Do More With your Dog!


Mississippi
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Gulfport: Brennan Autry, CTDI
MS
Gulfport

Brennan Autry

brennan@dawgma-animalservices.com

Brennan S. Autry, MS, CAAMA, CDT, CTDI

Brennan received his Master of Science Degree in Health Sciences from University of Central Florida. He is continuing his education with a specialization in Applied Animal Behavior from Companion Animal Sciences Institute and through Duke University in Dog Emotion and Cognition.

Brennan is a certified dog trainer, Certified Trick Dog Instructor, Certified American Kennel Club (AKC) Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Evaluator / Instructor and a Canine Life and Social Skills (C.L.A.S.S.) Instructor / Evaluator for the Association of Professional Dog Trainers. He is active in the Association of Professional Dog Trainers, the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants, and Association of Animal Behavior Professionals. He is a committee member for Pet Professional Guild Social Media Marketing Committee and Member Services Committee. He has been recognized as the only trainer on the Mississippi Gulf Coast to meet the positive no force standards of the Pet Professional Guild.

Brennan's dedication shows through his service to his country. As a Medical Service Corps Officer for the United States Navy, he has worked with and trained dogs in and out of combat. He has overseen veterinary clinics and has been a champion for service dogs in the U.S. Navy. He has made and instituted policy for service dogs and their handlers at several Military Treatment Facilities. At present, he is working with Maddie On Point, a not for profit organization dedicated to training rescue animals to become certified Service Animals in accordance with the International Association of Assistant Dog Partners. He has worked with Kings Second Chance, a not for profit organization dedicated to giving disabled veterans needed service animals at little to no cost.

A Master Trainer/Instructor for the U.S. Navy and was awarded a subspecialty code in Education and Training Management, he has continued his education in animal behavior and training at various schools.


Missouri
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HIllsboro: Angela Bentley, CTDI
MO
HIllsboro

Angela Bentley

Certified Trick Dog Instructor

Kansas City: Wende Wagner, CTDI
MO
Kansas City

Wende Wagner
Owner, Train Don't Complain
wwrjs2@aol.com

Train, Don't Complain
Helping others train their dogs is my passion.
I have trained my own dogs for the past 22 years and to the public for the past 8 yrs. I have been teaching through 2 community education school districts and my own business called "Train Don't Complain". I am also an AKC CGC evaluator and teach competition obedience and Rally. I enjoy watching the dogs evolve and comminication open up.

Ozark: Francis Micham, CTDI
MO
Ozark
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Francis Micham

Certified 5/16

fmicham@yahoo.com

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Certified Trick Dog Instructor

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Saint Louis: Chris Baumann, CTDI
MO
Saint Louis
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Chris Baumann

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Certified Trick Dog Instructor

Chris Baumann has been involved in obedience for many years and has worked with a variety of dogs.

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Saint Louis: Mary Duncan
MO
Saint Louis
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Mary Duncan

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Associate Trick Dog Instructor

I am a trainer with the Greater Saint Louis Training Club.

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Saint Louis: Shelly Goebel, CTDI
MO
Saint Louis
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Shelly Goebel

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Certified Trick Dog Instructor
I have been working on achieving Trick Dog titles with my do Sophie for the last year, as well helping my friends with achieving Trick Dog titles with their dogs. It has been so much fun and has helped to build my bond with my dog! I am a dog trainer with Greater St. Louis Training Club. We are the only club in the St. Louis, Missouri area that uses ONLY force free, positive reinforcement training methods - for the dogs and the people. So, Do More With Your Dog has been a perfect fit for me.

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Springfield: Jean Christensen, CTDI
MO
Springfield
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Jean Christensen

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Certified Trick Dog Instructor

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Springfield: Karen Kathka, CTDI
MO
Springfield
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Karen Kathka

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Certified Trick Dog Instructor

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Springfield: Cristen Owen, CTDI
MO
Springfield
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Cristen Owen

Certified 5/16

jkocnm@gmail.com

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Certified Trick Dog Instructor
Hi my name is Cristen Owen. I am a member if the Springfield Missouri Dog Training Club, where I am also an instructor. Our club is strictly volunteer base; filled with people with a passion of training dogs. Each instructor meets the standards to instruct or assist classes. I love helping others to achieve their training goals. I have a lot of great support around me in my training and I enjoy giving a little of that back to others. I have trained mostly in obedience that is where my passion lays. In teaching and learning obedience work I have found, teaching tricks is a great way to build a bond with your dog and also to relieve stress. You can’t take any treats in a show ring but have yourself and a few tricks helping your dog focused on you, keep it fun and stress levels low. I currently have two dogs, a Wheaten Terrier and a Havanese. Both dogs have their CGC and are Certified Pet Therapy. My Havanese is my dog that enjoys the Obedience, Rally and Trick work. She has several titles. I am new to the dog training world but I’m looking very forward to seeing where it can take me.

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St. Peters: Lynsey Fuegner, CTDI

MO
St. Peters


Lynsey Fuegner
Infinite Pawsibilities
ipawstraining@gmail.com

Certified Trick Dog Instructor
Lynsey is a certified Professional Dog Trainer, a member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT), a Canine Life and Social Skills (C.L.A.S.S.) Evaluator, and an American Kennel Club Canine Good Citizen Evaluator. A graduate of the Tom Rose School for Professional Dog Trainers, Lynsey attended both the Professional and the Master Trainer programs. With a Bachelors degree in Education, Lynsey is skilled at teaching owners, in addition to their dogs.

Since 2003 she has been working with dogs at various kennels, at her own boarding/daycare/training facility, and individually in and around the St. Louis and St. Charles areas. In addition to working in the pet industry, she is also a trainer for Logan Haus Kennels Canine Trainer's Course. She has experience with a wide variety of breeds and mixes of all ages, sizes and types. She regularly fosters and rehabs dogs for placement into permanent homes. With her own personal dogs, she has been training for years in various dog sports (including Agility, AKC Obedience, Rally Obedience, Iron Dog Events, Dock Diving, Barn Hunt, and Schutzhund/IPO) and has competed at a national level. She follows the theories of operant conditioning and, through continuing education programs, stays up to date on the most current theories and practices of positive dog training.


Weatherby Lake: Greg Laslo, CTDI
MO
Weatherby Lake
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Greg Laslo

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Certified Trick Dog Instructor

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Wentzville: Jamie Heberlein, CTDI
MO
Wentzville
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Jamie Heberlein

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Certified Trick Dog Instructor

Jamie is a strong believer that trick training is the gateway to doing more with your dog. As you teach a dog tricks, the bond grows between handler and dog. It really is quite amazing to watch the ability to improve your dog's thought process and behavior, all while having fun. If you are looking to form a great connection and bond with your dog, come sign up for our Trick Training Classes at Westinn Kennels in Wentzville, Missouri. Remember ... train, don't complain. And what more fun, positive way to train than with tricks?!?

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Montana
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Belgrade: Carolyn Murray, CTDI Bronze Medal Trainer
MT
Belgrade

Carolyn Murray

Owner, The Canny Canine
carolyn@thecannycanine.com
406-546-5339
thecannycanine.com

The Canny Canine - Where Smart Dogs Train

Boutique Training Services—The Canny Canine provides personalized training services. Our classes are created around the goals of the people and dogs participating. No class is ever the same! Clients can pick from a generous selection of classes including Canine Etiquette, Trick Training, Treibball, Puppy 101, Agility, Head Games, and more.

Our mission is to create a strong bond between dog and owner through positive reinforcement training methods, pain-free equipment, patience and enthusiasm.

Owner, Carolyn Murray, works with owners to develop and achieve specific goals. She is currently working towards eligibility for her CPDT certification, is an AKC CGC evaluator, a member of the Pet Professional Guild and APDT, and proud to be a Certified Trick Dog Instructor through Do More With Your Dog.

Bozeman: Katrina Martin
MT
Bozeman

Katrina Martin
pilotvet1@gmail.com

Associate Trick Dog Instructor
I am a 13 (14 in May) year old Junior handler.

About 2 years ago, I started to get really into training dogs with the purchase of my first Australian Shepherd! My ultimate goal was to compete in NADAC/AKC agility, but to start my girl out with a good foundation, I turned to tricks. I found DMWYD when my pup was about 5 months old. Before I knew it, my girlie had her ETD going on TDCH, and I was an assistant instructor for a agility foundation class, while teaching my own trick and basic obedience private lessons by word of mouth.

I love training dogs, and hope to start a career in the profession after College. Training dogs is what I am on this earth to do, and I will go to any length to get positive training into the minds of the people around me. I do clicker (or marker) training, all positive. I have given private lessons to kids, as well as grown adults.


Clancy: Vicki Thacker, CTDI
MT
Clancy


Vicki Thacker

thinkpawsitivek9@gmail.com

Certified Trick Dog Instructor

Learning should be fun for both you and your pet!

After adopting a high energy Border Collie/Kelpie from the local shelter in 2006, Vicki quickly realized that there were a lot of fun training opportunities beyond basic obedience. She enjoys training her dogs in agility, rally, Rally FrEe, nosework, freestyle, herding, treibball, and of course, tricks!

Vicki utilizes positive, reward-based training techniques and loves helping others hone their clicker and shaping skills. She uses trick training to strengthen the bond between the handler and dog, build thinking skills and confidence in dogs, and as an enrichment activity for dogs young and old. She is also member of APDT and an AKC CGC/STAR Puppy Evaluator.



Whitefish: Donna Jackson, CTDI
MT
Whitefish


Donna Jackson
406-261-6718

donnajackson281@gmail.com

Certified Trick Dog Instructor
Donna Jackson is a professional member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers and a Certified Trick Dog Instructor. She is the best friend of her young Labradoodle, Kate the Wonder Dog. Donna and Kate train in agility, tricks, and obedience, with an eye toward therapy work in the future.

Donna teaches a reward-based positive training method in Whitefish, Montana. Through the Kinderpuppy course, she seeks to alleviate problems by early socialization and training for the dog, as well as early education for the owners on how to manage and train their dog. Through the Tricks for Fun and Focus and Foundation Agility courses, she offers fun, exciting ways for owners to bond with their dogs as they strive toward common goals and delight in their successes. Private consultation also available by appointment.

What's next for you and your best friend?

Nevada
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Carson City: Rachel Smokey
NV
Carson City

Rachel Smokey

I LOVE DOG TRICKS!!!! I started with my pit bull/ridgeback mix riley when I was about twelve years old :) He was a super happy super pawsy dog,it was then that I learned I can teach shake hands and capture things he did like laying on the floor on his side turned into play dead! Then I got a pug/Chihuahua puppy that just wanted to learn everything!!!! He was almost bored everyday I was finding new tricks new things to teach him and that's When my training blew up and became my passion! Loofa my pug/Chihuahua now has his intermediate and novice titles:) I LOVE showing people how smart their dogs are and how easy it can be to communicate and bond with their dogs!

North Las Vegas: Michelle Anthony, CTDI
NV
North Las Vegas

Michelle Anthony
agilitylink@gmail.com

Be awesome and dare greatly.
Teaching tricks to your dog strengthens the bond between you and your dog. It is awesome to see the dog start to think through a puzzle and watching the owner light up when their dog performs a new trick. It is never to late to teach a dog new tricks. Teach your dog how to learn and you will be hooked on teaching your dogs tricks.

Pahrump: Judith Guthrie
NV
Pahrump

Judith Guthrie

Associate Trick Dog Instructor
My parents raised German shepherds and worked both SAR and Schutzhund dogs. My job was puppy socialization and some of the early learning exercises and training.

From there I have self studied and have a library of over 100 dog training books plus reading everything I can get from the libraries. I also read every article I find. I learn from anyone and everyone I can. Even if it is what not to do. I take workshops and join training groups whenever I can swing it.

I am a certified nose work instructor and also train horses. I have a bachelors in equine studies. I train and show rally, obedience, agility, K9 Nose Work as well as training tricks, urban mushing, tracking, and schutzhund. I have taken several dogs through their trick titles and am working toward their Champion title.

All-Star Performance Dog TeamReno: Colleen Dewitt, CTDI, CGC/Puppy S.T.A.R. Evaluator, APDT Trainer, Therapy/Service Dog Trainer Trainer of the Year
NV
Reno


Colleen Dewitt,
Certified 6/09
imagineyourdogs@yahoo.com

Colleen DeWitt CTDI, CGC/Puppy S.T.A.R. Evaluator, APDT Trainer, Therapy/Service Dog Trainer
Colleen is our very first Certified Trick Dog Instructor. She is the Owner/Trainer of Imagine Your Dogs, where she teaches, Conformation/Handling, Obedience, Tricks, Obedience (pet and competation), Rally-O, Therapy/Service dog, and Puppy S.T.A.R.. Born in 1955 in Corona, California...Colleen moved to Reno, Nevada with her sons in 1982. A transplant as they say.. Her love affair with dogs began very early in life, but it wasn't until she moved away from home at age 16 that she was able to pursue her canine passion. She retired from the City of Reno in 1996 where she was an Animal Control Officer. She has competed in all venues of dog sports and has excelled with Obedience and Trick Dogs. Colleen has trained with Truckee Meadows Dog Training Club for numerous years before opening her own dog training business, Imagine Your Dogs. In addition, she is the Co-Owner/Trainer of Mountain View Ranch in Reno, Nevada and holds an Associates Degree in Equine Studies from Feather River College with concentrations in horse training, ranching and pack station and stable operations. She is a member/trainer with the Assoc.of Pet Dog Trainers, Truckee Meadows Dog Training Club, Sierra Nevada Border Collie Club, Quick Silver Pawsitive Traction Demo Team. She owns Australian Shepherds and Border Collies, a cat, horses, and a donkey.

Sparks: Linda White CTDI
NV
Sparks

Linda White

Certified 11/14
linda@lindalouwrites.com

Small Miracles Dog Training
"Working small miracles with your little dog"

I have trained big dogs and small dogs over the years. Since 1995 I have trained and/or taught obedience, rally, agility, clicker, tricks, and doggy dance. Recently I have specialized in small dog training. I use positive reinforcement, clicker training, and finding the motivation that works for each dog.

Sparks: Kelly Roche CTDI
NV
Sparks


Kelly Roche

kckittensdogs@gmail.com

You get out of your dog what you put in.

Training dogs should bring dog and owner closer together. Positive training methods build confidence, both as individuals and as a team. The dog's well being is of the utmost importance and all training sessions should be fun.

Trick training has given me a special connection with my dogs: Jetta, who is a diabetic and doesn't like to compete loves to learn tricks. Baily, who can no longer compete in agility, loves the challenge the tricks provide.

Sparks: Liz Carter Bronze Medal Trainer
NV
Sparks

Liz Carter

Revolution Dog Sports
training@revolutiondogsports.com
775-813-0856

Associate Trick Dog Instructor
I have been a multisport competitor and trainer for over a decade, using positive methods and play to build lasting relationships between dogs and their people. Teaching tricks snd special behaviors is an important part of that process; plus it is fun!

 

New Hampshire
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Bedford: Linda Cagan
NH
Bedford

Linda Cagan

Associate Trick Dog Instructor

Brookline: Maribeth Lazich, CTDI
NH
Brookline

Maribeth Lazich

Certified Trick Dog Instructor
Increase your dog’s fun and focus with tricks! You’ll both love it!

Maribeth is the owner of Wagging Tail Academy, located in Southern New Hampshire. She teaches Pet Parents to train their precious dogs in group classes at Salty Claws, as well as offering private in-home classes.
“I frequently use tricks and games to make training exciting for dogs –they learn faster when learning is fun!”

For details on Maribeth and her positive reinforcement training style, check out her website: www.WaggingTailAcademy.com .

Milford: Deniece Johnson, CTDI
NH
Milford

Deniece Johnson

Owner, Good Mojo Dog Center

What did your dog do today?
Deniece Johnson is the owner and primary trainer of the Good Mojo Dog Center in Milford, NH.

At Good Mojo, we teach positive reinforcement training methods and use games and other fun activities to reinforce bye behaviors our dogs are learning. Our focus is helping you build communication and trust with your dog. Group classes are and excellent way to socialize your dog while they are learning to listen, focus and have fun. Join a class today!

Plaistow: Patricia Scribner
NH
Plaistow

Patricia Scribner

Associate Trick Dog Instructor
I compete in obedience competitions and hunt tests. I have placed OTCH/UDX titiles on 6 dogs and 3 have had MH titles. I also teach competition obedience. I love teaching my dogs 'stuff'. I currently live with 7 Golden Retrievers.

Apex: Maribeth Lazich

NH
Brookline

 
Maribeth Lazich

Associate Trick Dog Instructor
I've been a full-time dog trainer for the last 9 years, the previous decades I took classes with my dogs and competed in obedience.

I have been attending the APDT conferences since 2005, and I got to see Kyra Sundance present there!

I have always enjoyed teaching tricks classes -- it calms people down, and they realize that their dogs have better attention and learn faster with a laughing, happy Pet Parent!

I am a positive reinforcement trainer, so I believe that my ethics fit nicely with your program (and vica versa!). I am blessed with a Coton de Tulear, a Leonberger, a bulldog, and a very old and somewhat opinionated lab mix.

Campton: Karen Ferguson, CTDI

NH
Campton

 
Karen Ferguson

Certified Trick Dog Instructor
Proud parent of a 12 yr old rescue Golden and a 11 month old NTD Golden. I work part time at a local training center teaching tricks and obedience.

New Jersey
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Annandale:Laurie Knight,CTDI
NJ
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Laurie Knight

Certified Trick Dog Instructor

Berlin:Carol Creamer,CTDI
NJ
Berlin
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Carol Creamer

Certified Trick Dog Instructor

Brick:Lauren Rubin,CTDI
NJ
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Lauren Rubin

Certified Trick Dog Instructor

Burlington: Andrea Watson CTDI
NJ
Burlington

Andrea Watson

Certified Trick Dog Instructor

Chester: Andrea Chase CTDI
NJ
Chester

Andrea Chase

Certified Trick Dog Instructor

Clifton:Vanessa Montesano,CTDI
NJ
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Vanessa Montesano

Certified Trick Dog Instructor

Flemington: Joseph Kelly,CTDI Bronze Medal Trainer
NJ
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Joseph Kelly

dogtraining4fun@yahoo.ie

Certified Trick Dog Instructor

My family and I have a long history of working with dogs as trainers. I am originally from Ireland now working in New Jersey. I have been working professionally with dogs for 7 years now.

Freehold:Nicole Costanza,CTDI
NJ
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Nicole Costanza

Certified Trick Dog Instructor

Hawthorne: Dorice Stancher, CTDI
NJ
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Dorice Stancher
Owner, Canines Can Do, llc
Group Classes: The Madison Dog Resort and Spa (Wayne, Waldwick)
www.caninescando.com
caninescando@me.com
201.323.2514

Certified Trick Dog Instructor
MBA, CPDT-KA, CGC Evaluator (STAR/CGC/CGCA/Urban CGC), Team Evaluator The Bright and Beautiful Therapy Dogs, Member: APDT, AKC.CKC, SCWTAC, SCWTCA; Awards: NJVMA (Silver), AKC ACE Semifinalist, AKC CGC Award 2013 DWAA Westminster Week Wheaten Ambassador Award SCWTAC (Canada) 2008 and 2015; Presenter, NJ Therapy Pet Therapy Conference Morristown Hospital; Adirondack Museum Adventure Dog Seminar: Kayaking (5 years)

Video appearances on Good Day NY and Channel 12 “The Pet Stop”, published in “AKC Family Dog”, “AKC Gazette”, WebVet and others. Consultant/participant with “Krista” Can. ch. Holweit’s Red Grenadine, CGCA, RN (CKC/AKC), Therapy Dog THD (AKC), HI (AKC), TDA (DMWYD) in the exemplary CGCA video with program founder Dr. Mary Burch. “Krista” was the first Wheaten Terrier CGCA certified at the Javitts Center, NYC by Dr. Burch. Former publicity chair (8 years): American Cancer Society Dogswalk Against Cancer (Hudson Valley); Director Camp Dream Street Therapy Team (10 years to present).

Training philosophy: Helping owners to realize their goals and build a lifetime bond with their dog. Canines Can Do is about being adventurous and trying new things, brining out out the best in you and your dog!

"I love seeing my students set and again their goals with their dogs! And good teachers keep learning so I am always continuing my own education as required as a certified CPDT-KA."

Classes offered: AKC STAR Puppy/CGC/CGCA/Urban Canine, Advanced Obedience/Pet Therapy and Tricks/Adventure Training

Dorice not only competes and has titled in AKC and CKC events in obedience/rally/conformation/barn hunting she also likes to test the limits of what her dogs and her students dogs can do by sharing her knowledge base of adventure sports including dock-diving, dog-sledding, skijoring, surfing, kayaking and paddle boarding. Her classes are exciting and include the “Quiet Feet, Quiet Mind” method taught by Kyra Sundance incorporating pedestal work and trick training in all of her classes to build confidence and make learning fun. She also has a specialized tricks class which focuses on attaining the more advanced DMWYD titles and relating other AKC and adventure activities including nose work, agility basics, dock diving and retrieving and more! And her Spark Team on Facebook is growing every day as members have fun learning and sharing their tricks as part of an online community.

When not competing in rally/obedience/barn hunting Dorice and her dogs participate in kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, surfing, dog-sledding, skijoring and dock diving.


High Bridge:Erica Etchason CTDI
NJ
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Certified Trick Dog Instructor

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Jersey City:Eve Rametta, CTDI
NJ
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Eve Rametta
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Certified Trick Dog Instructor

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All-Star Performance Dog TeamKendall Park: Anita Quinn, CTDI

NJ
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Anita Quinn

New Jersey Dog Coach

njdogcoach@aol.com

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Certified Trick Dog Instructor

Hi, my name is Anita Quinn and I've turned my hobby and love for dog training into a career. I'm very excited to share my knowledge and experience with people that wish to give their dog not just a loving home but an education. The most important things I wish dog owners to gain by taking my dog trick classes is how to become a team with their dog and that dog training can go above and beyond just basic obedience. How to develop a partnership with their dog and that dog training can be fun and not a chore. And also to see the intelligence that their dogs have if you just take the time to teach them.

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Lawrenceville: Sharon Grant, CTDI
NJ
Lawrenceville

Sharon Grant

Certified Trick Dog Instructor

Millville: Jamie Ziennker
NJ
Millville

Jamie Ziennker

Associate Trick Dog Instructor
I have been training dogs for 4 years and was a veterinary technician for 8 years. I use a motivational training styles, delight in obtaining continuing education and have a passion for helping dogs become all they were meant to be. I own two border collies, both have trick titles and I enjoy nothing more in life than to train my own dogs and others. I'm excited to offer my clients trick training!

Millville: Linda Jovic
NJ
Millville

Linda Jovic
Owner, Dogs by Linda, LLC

Associate Trick Dog Instructor
I have been a devoted animal lover my entire life. I started my journey studying to be a dog trainer in 2004 and opened Dogs by Linda, LLC in February of 2012.

I have found that there are gentle and force-free ways to deter unwanted behavior. I use rewards such as food, toys, praise and real life pleasures to train.

I am as passionate about my continued education as I am about dogs and their well-being. I am addicted to all things educational on the subject of canis lupus familiaris. I am a full member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers. I am a full member of The Association for Force Free Pet Trainers through The Pet Professional Guild. My dream would be to make my living solely through trick training. Currently I am the dog owner error corrector, :) being a problem solver is not as exciting as being a trick dog trainer.

Pennington: Karen Wylie
NJ
Pennington

Karen Wylie

Associate Trick Dog Instructor

I am a Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner working in New Jersey. I've been training dogs for about 3.5 years now, and am keen to develop doggie relationships for my clients using tricks. You can find out more about me at learningwithdogs.com and at kindredcompanions.com.


Phillipsburg: Cindy Conover
NJ
Phillipsburg

Cindy Conover

Associate Trick Dog Instructor

Port Murray: Lisa Pattison, KPA, CTDI Bronze Medal Trainer
NJ
Port Murray

Lisa Pattison
Caninepartnership.com
caninepartnership@gmail.com

Canine Partnership Dog Training - Train Your Dog Happy!
I am a Karen Pryor Academy graduate with over 30 years of training experience. I am a certified K9 Nose Work instructor, and a recognized judge for both Tracking and Canine Water Sports.

My website, Caninepartnership.com lists the various types of training I offer to both companion and performance sports dogs. Many of the Canine Partnership classes are offered at Happy Dog Farm, a privately owned, 50-acre preserved farm in Readington Township, NJ. Depending on the needs of the class, we make full use of the fields, stream, hedgerows, hiking trails, and outdoor fenced and lighted riding ring at Happy Dog Farm as well as the matted indoor training space.

I use only positive training methods. Dog tricks and titles are a wonderful way to work with companion dogs and a fun motivator for all my students.

Phillipsburg: Mary Jean Alsina
NJ
Ringwood

Mary Jean Alsina

Owner, The Canine Cure
thecaninecurellc@gmail.com

Associate Trick Dog Instructor
I own my own training business in NJ; The Canine Cure. I LOVE training and being with dogs!

Saddle Brook: Jodi Kellar MA, ABCDT, ABCMT, AKC CGC/STAR Evaluator, Pet Partners Therapy Team Evaluator, CTDI, APDT Member, CPE Member, NADAC Member, NADOI Member
NJ
Saddle Brook


Jodi Kellar

Kellars Canine Academy: Dedicated to Canine Companionship
128 Market Street
Saddle Brook, NJ 07663
www.KellarsCanineAcademy.com
Jodi@KellarsCanineAcademy.com
Ph: 201-845-6300

Trick Dog Instructor

Jodi Kellar, MA, ABCDT, ABCMT, AKC CGC/STAR Evaluator, Pet Partners Therapy Team Evaluator, CTDI, APDT Member, CPE Member, NADAC Member, NADOI Member... & being dedicated to my students' learning, I know that I must always be student too! 

Training Philosophy: Positive Motivation Training for a loving, lifetime bond! 
Owner and operator of the only indoor, climate-controlled, canine sports facility in Bergen County

Classes offered: 

•Canine Tricks: Beginner-Advanced; promotes physical conditioning, mental stimulation, beneficial to therapy work & your bond with your pup!
  
•Agility: Foundations through Excellent Level Competition 

•Obedience: Puppy Socialization, Adolescent Manners, Basic, CGC, Therapy Team Preparation, Rally Obedience, Problem Solving 

•Nosework

• WRCL, UKI, CDSP, TDAA trials & more

•Seminars with outstanding nationally recognized presenters

instructors

South River: Sybil Carroll
NJ
South River

Sybil Carroll

Associate Trick Dog Instructor
I've been an agility and behavior instructor for over 15 years.

Tinton Falls: Joseph Kelly
NJ
Tinton Falls

Joseph Kelly
joe.training@purrnpooch.com

Associate Trick Dog Instructor

My family has a long history of working with dogs as trainers. I am orignally from Ireland, now working in New Jersey.

Tinton Falls: Renee Shriver
NJ
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Associate Trick Dog Instructor

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Union City: Lauren Jones Wenzel CTDI Bronze Medal Trainer
NJ
Union City

Lauren Jones Wenzel

Certified Trick Dog Instructor

 

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Albuquerque: Carolyn Hidalgo CTDI
NM
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Carolyn Hidalgo

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Certified Trick Dog Instructor

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Albuquerque: Ericka Barber
NM
Albuquerque

Ericka Barber

ericka99@msn.com

Associate Trick Dog Instructor
During the the past three to five years I have attended dog training classes regularly and learned from online sources and books and videos, and dog training has become my passion. After caring for both my parents that suffered strokes and died five years later, I knew I needed to do something that would bring joy back into my life. I bought a Border Collie pup and found that training him/playing with him was the best therapy for me, and so necessary for my furry little ball of energy. My love for trick training started when I bought Kyra's book, The Dog Tricks and Training Workbook. Since then we have learned many of these tricks and lots of others. We do agility, obedience, and are dabbling with some sheepherding.

Los Alamos: Emily Rose, CTDI
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Emily Rose

blumalinois@gmail.com

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Certified Trick Dog Instructor

I am a Border Collie owner, planning to adopt a Belgian Malinois in the next few years. My Border Collie Ace and I love Agility, hiking, and Frisbee. I have trained and worked with shelter dogs for several years. I have passed several classes at my local dog club, and in one of them my dog ended up becoming the class "demo dog." I train with positivity and try to make it as fun as possible for everyone!

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Albany: Diane Blackman CPDT-KA, CTDI
NY
Albany

Diane Blackman

Owner, All Dawgs Training Services
518-831-9192
info@alldawgstraining.com

All Dawgs Trains Good Dogs
Diane Blackman has been training dogs since 1997 and has trained all different breeds and mixed breeds. She believes in positive reinforcement when training dogs and believes that tricks are a great way for the entire family to enjoy training. Diane competes with her personal dogs, as well as clients' dogs, in conformation, obedience, rally obedience and agility. She also does therapy dog work. Diane often uses tricks to entertain friends and family members and during therapy dog visits.

Baldwinsville: Katherine Lewis
NY
Baldwinsville

Associate Trick Dog Instructor

Brooklyn: Sassafras Lowrey, CTDI
NY
Brooklyn

Sassafras Lowrey
SassafrasLowrey@gmail.com

Helping people and dogs of Brooklyn have fun together
I'm an author and public speaker based in Brooklyn, New York. I have a strong love of dogs and a background in training.

My late teen years were spent competing in dog spots. In 2000 my dog and I were honored as the top novice/open agility team by the Pacific Northwest’s Columbia Agility Team, and I went on to competed at the Elite level of the sport in NADAC, USDAA, and AKC competitions. I also trained in competitive Obedience and Tracking, while assisting with puppy socialization, and other intro classes.

I regularly do trick training work with my own dogs: Mercury a 10 year old chihuahua doxie mix and Charlotte a two year old high needs former street dog rescue.

I assist with a dog agility class here in NYC.

Brooklyn: Becky Ascione
NY
Brooklyn

Becky Ascione

Associate Trick Dog Instructor
I'm a positive reinforcement trainer in NYC. I'm currently working toward my CPDT-KA. I do private in home lessons with clients and often work one on one with pups while the owner is at work.

Cedarhurst: Linda Keehn, CTDI
NY
Cedarhurst

Linda Keehn

Positive Canine Training, LLC Cedarhurst, NY 11516 LkeehnPCT@gmail.com

Certified Trick Dog Instructor
I LOVE dog training and helping my clients obtain a closer bond with their dogs and solve issues through good communication and positive reinforcement. Trick Training is super fun for you and your dog. KIDS WELCOME. You can do more with your dog. You and your dog can succeed. This goes for any dog, no regardless of the age, breed, or size.

In addition to trick dog training I provide:

  • Puppy Training and Socialization
  • Basic Manners
  • Loose Leash Walking
  • Clicker Training
  • Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Preparation and Evaluation
  • Therapy Dog Preparation and Evaluation
Commack: Heidi Cavagnaro, KPA, CTP, LVT, CTDI
NY
Commack


Heidi Cavagnaro
cavysclickingcanine@gmail.com

I make training fun

I have worked in the veterinary field for 15 years. During the last 11 years I have been a licensed veterinarian technician and have worked in emergency and critical care. My duties have included training, client education and patient care. I have had experience working in rescue shelters, working with exotic animals, wildlife and small animals.

I am a graduate of the Karen Pryor Academy for training animals. My continuing education has been in the veterinary sciences with training certificates. Currently I am working with rescue groups in helping to create behavior plans and basic training for dogs. I also volunteer for Canine Companion institute as a puppy raiser. My education is always ongoing. I am a member of a dog gone safe and family paws education that teaches pet safety for children.

My passion has always been with animals, even as a young child. I take an approach of trying to communicate with my patients, clients, family and my own animals. My training methods include positive reinforcement and the use of the clicker or a marker. I do not use choke, pinch, shock, or any other form of punishment due to the adverse side effects. I follow and I believe in the position that the Animal Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior advocates.


Evans Mills: Alyson Rice-Zimmerman, KPA-CTP,CPDT-KA, CGC Evaluator, ABC Mentor, CTDI
NY
Evans Mills


Alyson Rice-Zimmerman
Animal Trainer and Rehabilitator at Click To Zen
Certified 12/11
alysonsrice@gmail

 

One Paw at a Time
Communication, trust, love and building a deep bond between canine and handler are the cornerstones of my training program.

I am a Certified Pet Dog Trainer and a Karen Pryor Certified Training Partner. I specialize in working with shelter, reactive and fearful dogs.

Tricks, nosework, agility and manners based training are used to build confidence and deepen your relationship with your canine companion. Classes are motivational, fun and rewarding. My goal is to help you and your dog reach your full potential.

Glens Falls: Alyssa Sylvia
NY
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Alyssa Sylvia
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Associate Trick Dog Instructor

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Hudson: Elisabeth Tarttier-Hotter, CTDI
NY
Hudson

Elisabeth Tarttier-Hotter

Certified Trick Dog Instructor

I’ve been training my personal dogs since I was 16 years old, training foster dogs since 2014, and an APDT member since 2013. I worked in boarding for two years shadowing the head trainers there and studied dog behavior & training at Catch Canine Trainers Academy. I also attend educational conferences and seminars on the science of learning as often as possible. My dog and I enjoy participating and/or competeing in WagIt! Game's SniffIt!, Agility, and Flyball. My dog and I have earned our NTD, IDT, and SniffIt! WAG 1 titles together.


Ithaca: Kristin Harper
NY
Ithaca

Kristin Harper

Associate Trick Dog Instructor

Marcellus: Eva Briggs CTDI Trainer of the Year
NY
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Certified Trick Dog Instructor

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Mount Sinai: Mary C. Lynch, CTDI
NY
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Mary C. Lynch

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Certified Trick Dog Instructor

Just a senior citizen who enjoyed teaching simple commands and tricks since childhood. In recent years, grew involved in rescue and fostering, and ended up focusing on Keeshonden. Our last foster was Reggie, a Keeshond breeding mill rescue that we adopted. He needed to learn to trust and build confidence as well as muscle tone. We brought Reggie and his Keesie sister, Kallie, through many courses and after CGCA, became curious about trick training. We all loved it, and now Kallie and Reggie are waiting to hear about their TDCH. I believe continuing my own education will help me to continue theirs, and also saw first-hand how it helped Reggie. Rescues benefit from attention, love and learning. I'm not qualified as a behaviorist or anything like that, but if there is a niche for volunteering time in rescue for novice training, that's where I'd want to use it.


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Nanuet: Samantha DeDivitis, MS, CTDI, AKC CGC/STAR evaluator, APDT member, C.L.A.S.S. instructor/evaluator
NY
Nanuet


Samantha DeDivitis

Paws With Manners℠ Dog Training
dogtrainer@pawswithmanners.com
(845) 598-3146 www.pawswithmanners.com
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Your dog deserves Paws With Manners℠
Training should be gentle, fun, and upbeat! At Paws With Manners, training is positive and uses much motivation, producing a dog who clearly understands what you want, is happy to do it, and genuinely enjoys training. I also strongly believe in being supportive of the humans who are learning new skills, too!

I've been training dogs and their people for upwards of 25 years now. I'm a member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT), am certified by the AKC as a CGC evaluator, certified by the APDT to both teach and evaluate C.L.A.S.S., and my own dog is an active Trick Dog. I teach private lessons as well as group classes. Let's talk about teaching your dog some tricks!

 
All-Star Performance Dog TeamNew City: Karen Profenna, CTDI, APDT Member, CPE Member, NADAC Member
NY
New City


Karen Profenna, CTDI, APDT Member, CPE Member, NADAC Member
Tel: (914) 522-6525
Certified 10/11
Karenpro@aol.com

 

Amazing Fun With Dogs
Trick training enhances your relationship and bond with your dog. Positive training motivates and stimulates your dog so that you have a happy, trusting team that works well together. Tricks help in every aspect of competition as you teach your dog that it is fun to play with you. Attention earns a reward.

I have worked with my dog, Hailey, since she was a puppy. Now at the age of 8, she competes in Agility, Rally & Obedience and has earned her C-ATE in CPE, MACH in AKC, AD in USDAA has all her Elite titles and close to a NATCH in NADAC, has DOCNA titles, Rally APDT Level 3 title, and CDSP Utility Title. Hailey is a TDIEOV certified therapy dog through TDI (Therapy Dogs International) and performs in excess of 200 visits a year to nursing homes, convents, hospitals, senior centers and disaster sites. She performs in excess of 150 tricks and performs them cheerfully and eagerly. She has an agent and does TV Commercials and print ads. Hailey also has her CGCA and TT titles. She dabbles in freestyle and is a Trick Dog Champion (TDCH).

Patience and perseverance has turned a hyper destructive dog into a loving obedient, fun and challenging companion. Hailey's goal in life is "how can I please, let me try the ways...."

New Paltz: Susan Gleeson
NY
New Paltz

Associate Trick Dog Instructor
I've spent 28yrs in veterinary practice management and 3yrs as an independant certified obedience instructor. I have certifications in veterinary dermatology (worked as a groomer for 7 yrs). Certification in canine physical medicine & rehabilitation therapy, member of APDT & former member of ABKA

All-Star Performance Dog TeamNew York: Lydia DesRoche, CTDI Bronze Medal Trainer
NY
New York

Lydia DesRoche
Owner/Trainer Sit Stay Dog Training LLC
Co-founder of A Cause for Paws 501(c)3 animal rescue
sitstaydogtraining@gmail.com
www.sitstaydogtraining.com
certified 10/12

Have more fun with your dog!
As cofounder of NYC rescue group, A Cause for Paws, Lydia became interested in dog training to help dogs stay in their forever homes. She quickly realized that tricks are an amazing way to improve the relationship between dogs and their humans. Lydia will show you how to turn "bad" behavior such as jumping up, stealing, chewing, and garbage mouthing into fun and useful tricks like jump rope, rind the remote, or get my shoes.

In addition to tricks, Lydia specializes in rehabilitating noise sensitivity, reactivity on leash, and other common urban dog issues.

Experience taught Lydia that dogs are capable of so much more than we ever imagined, if we have confidence in ourselves and them. For the vast majority, dogs are in our lives for no other reason except pure fun and affection. Lydia successfully uses current, scientifically proven, reward-based methods for everything from potty-training to severe resource guarding.

All-Star Performance Dog TeamNew York: Rachel Lane, CTDI
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New York

Rachel Lane
Owner: Leash and Learn NYC
leashandlearn@gmail.com

Helping you have the most fun with your dog
Rachel’s goal when training tricks is to help you
have the most fun with your dog that you can have! Her goal is for you and your dog to build a forever bond and have fun in the process.Tricks are her favorite thing to do with the dogs because it is so exciting and rewarding when you see the dogs "get it." Rachel also loves the way that tricks can give a dog a positive outlet for their energy while at the same time bringing some positivity into the dog/owner relationship. It gives dogs and their owners something to look forward to every day.

Rachel has been working with dogs professionally for three years and has loved dogs her whole life. She and her scruffy little mutt from NYCACC have earned their advanced trick title and they are superstars in agility class. Even though she is a student at The City College of New York pursuing a double major in Studio Art and Advertising/Public Relations Rachel is moreinterested in becoming a dog trainer. It really is what brings her joy every day. Rachel is currently a Certified Trick Dog Instructor and actively working towards her Certified Professional Dog Trainer certification knowledge and skills accessed.


New Yorks: Melquan King
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New York

Melquan King


Associate Trick Dog Instructor

Port Jefferson Station: Christopher Schumacher
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Port Jefferson Station

Christopher Schumacher

Associate Trick Dog Instructor
AboutYou: I have been a member of the APDT since 2006 and have been an APDT C.L.A.S.S. Evaluator since the program's inception. I have been formally educated in canine behavior science through coursework at the Companion Animal Science Institute, where I have received my Dip.ACBS (Diploma of Advanced Canine Behavior Science) in mid 2010.

I am dedicated to animal friendly training methods utilizing proven, science based positive reinforcement techniques. I currently work with clients and their canine companions either in their home or at my location to help clients train new desirable behaviors, as well as preventing and/or extinguishing undesirable problem behaviors through utilizing a constructive rather than eliminative approach.

Trick training is a fun, motivating, and wonderful alternative for clients who have no interest in competitive obedience and other traditional venues. It is also a means to build, strengthen, and reinforce the human-animal bond, as well as a fun, motivational means to increase interest in other venues such as canine freestyle, rally, rally free, etc. Most importantly, trick training and the performance of tricks for an audience is a way for clients to "do more with their dog", enhancing the bond between handler and canine, as well as improving the quality of life for all involved.

Rochester: Cameo Perry
NY
Rochester

Cameo Perry

Associate Trick Dog Instructor

Saratoga Springs: Justine Blair Carroll
NY
Saratoga Springs

Justine Blair Carroll

justineblair@aol.com

Associate Trick Dog Instructor
I am a Private Trainer with focus on Behavior. I designed a socialization Program called Pup Scouts at Dawgdom Store in Saratoga Springs, NY. Helping clients teach their dogs' tricks deepens their connections and relationships with their dogs.

Upper Nyack: Teresa Hierholzer, CTDI
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Teresa Hierholzer

teresa@stellardogtraining.com

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Certified Trick Dog Instructor

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Utica: Christy Shephard, CTDI
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Christy Shephard

christymae42@hotmail.com

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Certified Trick Dog Instructor

Hello, my name is Christy Shephard, of Shephard's Dog Training. Your dog will LOVE my training, and you will be impressed with how quickly your dog can learn. All breeds, mixes, and ages are welcome- and most certainly capable! I am a strong advocate for positive training versus dominance-based, or other harsh training methods. I use only positive training methods, which allow your dog to enjoy training, to trust you, and to truly build on your bond with your dog. I believe the bond between you and your dog is of utmost importance- if your dog trusts you, the possibilities of training are endless. I am a certified evaluator for The Foundation for Service Dog Support, an AKC CGC evaluator, I have earned my CPDT-KA, and I offer both private training and various group class options!

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Valatie: Karen Larson, CTDI
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Karen Larson

KLRowan@msn.com

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Certified Trick Dog Instructor

I have owned and trained GSDs since 1992. I have trained and competed in agility (Excellent and Masters levels), obedience, Rally, herding and most recently "Sniff It" with Wag It Games. I currently work as a trainer for a boarding and training facility based in NYC and have extensive experience in training a wide range of dogs (size, age, breed). I consider myself a science and relationship based trainer and enjoy keeping up with the latest research on the science of learning and dog cognition.

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North Carolina
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Apex: Suzanne Kalafian Bronze Medal Trainer

NC
Apex

 
Suzanne Kalafian

Associate Trick Dog Instructor

Durham: Clare Reece-Glore CTDI

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Certified Trick Dog Instructor

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Fayetteville: Valerie Smith, CTDI

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Valerie Smith

vsmith2152@nc.rr.com

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Certified Trick Dog Instructor
I recently retired after 39 years of government service. My goal for retirement was to spend more time training my own dogs as well as learning more about different training styles and techniques. I am happy to say that I have been doing just that! I have obtained my certification as an evaluator for Therapy Dogs Int'l, have 2 active therapy dogs and a third who will take the test as soon as he is old enough.

I currently train/assist trainers in beginning obedience, CGC/TDI classes, and agility classes. Two of my dogs have earned their Novice Tricks title (have only submitted one - CJ's) and CJ is well on his way to earning his Intermediate title. It's time for me to move forward and get a title for myself. I have taught a tricks class at a local dog training club and have been asked to do so again. I would feel much more qualified to do that with a CTDI title! (P.S. CJ and I are also members of the facebook SPARK Intermediate Team. We thoroughly enjoyed the Novice SPARK group!


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Four Oaks: Debbie Hanley, CTDI

NC
Four Oaks

 
Debbie Hanley

certified 3/12
odetomunchkin@gmail.com

Positive Reinforcement / Clicker Trainer
All dogs can learn tricks! Tricks can provide mental and physical exercise, uncover our dogs potential and talents, and builds stronger bonds with our dogs.

It’s fun and entertaining for the family dog. It compliments sportdog training. It can help them learn manners and keep dogs in their forever home.

I have trained and titled dogs in Obedience, Dock Diving, Agility and Canine Good Citizenship. They enjoy hiking, learning and performing tricks. My dog BleuMoon is a Trick Dog Champion and is active in Treibball. I am a Positive Reinforcement / Clicker Trainer. I have been training dogs since a youngster including German Shepherds, Miniature Schnauzers, Giant Schnauzer, Siberian Husky, Cocker Spaniel, Newfoundland, Saint Bernards and Border Collies. I emphasize having fun with your dog while teaching the dog to think and problem solve.

Hertford: Rachael Lincoln, CTDI

NC
Hertford

 
Rachael Lincoln

Red Moose K9
(252) 297-2222
redmoosek9@msn.com

Certified Trick Dog Instructor
Red Moose K9 was born out of a life long passion for dogs. We are dedicated to improving communication between man and his best friend. Red Moose K9 trainers have a formal education from the Balu Academy for Trainers and hands on experience with a variety of breeds, temperaments, and issues. Don't leave training up to chance. Use a trainer who is dedicated enough to truly learn how dogs think!

Indian Trail: Janine Gauthier, CPDT-KA
NC
Indian Trail

Janine Gauthier
Owner, Paws-Order Dog Training
704-254-7667
PawsOrderDogTrainer @gmail.com

When you love what you do, the dog will know, too!

Happy to help you and your dog with:

  • Manners and life skills for your canine friend
  • Managing behaviors that make your dog fearful or reactive
  • Pet First Aid Classes
  • Helping children understand dog behavior and teaching children skills to keep them safe

Bio:

Retired Registered Nurse, former motivator for a gym—all the while loving and training dogs!

Finally made the dream a reality and became a Certified Pet Dog Trainer-Knowledge Assessed (CPDT-KA), and now a Karen Pryor Academy (KPA) Certified Training Partner (CTP).

Owner and dog trainer for Paws & Order Dog Training LLC.

Services Offered:

  • Behavior Modification, Dog Manners, Puppy School
  • C.L.A.S.S. Evaluator
  • American Red Cross Instructor for Pet First Aid
  • Doggone Safe Instructor


Linden: Lynn Rives CPDT-KA, CBCC-KA, KPA-CTP

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Certified Trick Dog Instructor

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Mooresville: Karen Andersen CTDI

NC
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Karen Andersen

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Certified Trick Dog Instructor

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Raleigh
NC
Raleigh

Associate Trick Dog Instructor

Stanley: Kim Paciotti
NC
Stanley

Associate Trick Dog Instructor

Wake Forest: Bobby Chastain, CTDI
NC
Wake Forest

Bobby Chastain, CTDI
Certified 2/12
colliescandance@earthlink.net

I am an Instructor for Teamworks Dog Training in Raleigh, NC. I instruct Canine Good Citizen, Puppy confidence, Reliable Recall and Treibball classes.

My collies are titled in Tricks and Freestyle dance. We also participate in Rally Obedience and Agility. My collies are the reason I began training dogs. They have taught me so much and are a lot of fun.

I use positive reinforcement training. I believe training with positive methods gives our dogs the opportunity to think, choose, stay motivated, remain happy, and use skills they were born with. Most of all using positive reinforcement, spending time with our dogs, training our dogs, or just playing and having fun with our dogs builds a life long relationship of trust and happiness between dog and handler.


All-Star Performance Dog TeamWake Forest: Jacob Hollingsworth, M.A., CTDI
NC
Wake Forest


Jacob Hollingsworth, CTDI
teamworksdogtraining.com
Certified 6/11
jake@jakeh.com
youtube

 

Train Smarter
Jacob uses trick training to cultivate the trust and communication necessary for better relationships between people and dogs. He believes in communication for BOTH ends of the leash.

He embraces a holistic view of training that transcends problem solving; it uses force-free methods to develop effective communication, accelerate learning, strengthen mutual respect, and encourage a lifelong bond.

Jacob assists in group classes offered through Teamworks Dog Training in Raleigh, NC.

 

Ohio
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Belpre: Debbie Smith CTDI
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Certified Trick Dog Instructor

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Brea: Cindy Hoppes CTDI
OH
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Cindy Hoppes
goodpup4you@yahoo.com

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Certified Trick Dog Instructor

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Brookville: Patricia Schommer
OH
Brookville

Patricia Schommer


Certified Trick Dog Instructor

Chardon: Dru Therrian CTDI
OH
Chardon

Dru Therrian


Certified Trick Dog Instructor

Chesterland: Beth Mann CTDI
OH
Chesterland

Beth Mann


Certified Trick Dog Instructor

My interest in teaching tricks grew from my work as a Pet Partners Evaluator and Instructor. As a handler; patients, residents, and school children often asked me to show them a trick that my dog could do. After being asked repeatedly, I decided to teach my dog, Paco, a variety of tricks. Through the use of a clicker and treats, Paco learned to ride on top of a remote controlled car, operate a gumball machine, sneeze and much more. Now I’m ready to share my love of tricks with other dogs and handlers.


Chillicothe: Katrina Aliff
OH
Chillicothe

Katrina Aliff


Associate Trick Dog Instructor
I am 16 years old. I'm most well known as "MsBorderCollieLover" on YouTube where I post videos of my two dogs Chase and Oscar performing tricks. I compete with my dogs in agility, obedience, rally, freestyle and some flyball. Our favorite sport is canine freestyle where we can put all of those fantastic behaviors with music. While tricks are fun, I also help out dogs with problem behaviors. I believe in using only positive methods and maintaining upbeat, fun sessions, with a low stress environment.

Columbus: Michael Blubaugh CTDI
OH
Columbus

MIchael Blubaugh


Certified Trick Dog Instructor

Columbus: Mitzi Cochran CTDI
OH
Columbus

Mitzi Cochran


Certified Trick Dog Instructor

Columbus: Brandy Trott CTDI
OH
Columbus

Brandy Trott


Certified Trick Dog Instructor

Delaware: Caroline MacConachie, CTDI
OH
Delaware

Caroline MacConachie

K9 Ponderosa
www.k9ponderosa.com
3269 State Route 37 West Delaware, OH 43015
caroline@k9ponderosa.com
614-563-7057

Have Fun Bonding with Your Dog
Caroline is the K9 Ponderosa Office Manager as well as a dog trainer. Caroline has an extensive background in Information Technology. She has a great love for animals and enjoys working with dogs. She enjoys seeing dogs get educated at the K9 Ponderosa. More importantly she likes to see the owners enjoying their dogs after they leave the K9 Ponderosa.

Delaware: Scott MacConachie, CPT, CTDI
OH
Delaware

Scott MacConachie CPT
Owner, K9 Ponderosa
www.k9ponderosa.com
3269 State Route 37 West Delaware, OH 43015
scott@k9ponderosa.com
614-563-7057

Trick Training for FUN positive results and a new relationship with your dog
Scott's first dog (Long Long) was a German Shepherd. Scott taught Long Long to pick up a quarter with his lips off a smooth concrete floor, open doors, turn on light switches, get the mail out of the mailbox, track and he even knew Chinese, English and hand signs.

I became certified in Handicap Assistance, my proudest certificate. Long Long is no longer with us but we have since rescued 2 dogs Oreo and Bowbay. After meeting Kyra Sundance I knew I had to trick train them and take it to a new level. That is when I started to teach group trick training classes as well as individual trick training classes. Oreo (rescue dog) is my star dog now and has been on TV many times, in a movie and even in a cartoon the "Lessons of Chief Pondy" www.chiefpondy.com, which won the 2011 Telly award.

I found trick training is a great way to have fun with the owners and the dogs. I have also noticed the bond between the owner and the dog is closer and more enjoyable. Dogs thrive on pleasing the owners using positive reinforcement. All ages can enjoy this priceless way of training.

We offer:

  • One-on-one dog trick training
  • Group trick training classes

Scott has a certification in the following:

  • Assistance dog
  • Dog walking/exercising
  • Agility
  • Columbus Canine Search and Rescue team
  • Basic and Advanced Obedience
  • Tracking
  • Scent Detection
  • Utility
  • Puppy Development
  • Retrieval Breed Identification
Elyria: Denise Ames CTDI
OH
Elyria

Denise Ames


Certified Trick Dog Instructor

Etna: Jennifer Crank CTDI
OH
Etna

Jennifer Crank


Certified Trick Dog Instructor

Hilliard: Alicia Bismore CTDI
OH
Hilliard

Alicia Bismore

abclassyk9@aol.com

Certified Trick Dog Instructor

Hubbard: Patty Stafford, CTDI
OH
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Patty Stafford

pands2009@yahoo.com


Certified Trick Dog Instructor


Lewis Center: Laura Pakis
OH
Lewis Center

Laura Pakis


Associate Trick Dog Instructor

Liberty Center: Martin Lee, CTDI
OH
Liberty Center

Martin Lee


Certified Trick Dog Instructor

Lorain: Tina Carey
OH
Lorain

Tina Carey
tctraining@live.com

Associate Trick Dog Instructor
I am a dog trainer who focuses on Therapy Dog Training. I have a Therapy Dog that works not only at a nursing home, but with special needs children as well. With in a month he should be working with deaf children too. Sawyer is Certified Search and Rescue.

North Canton: Libby Smith
OH
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Libby Smith
mycosmick9@gmail.com

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Associate Trick Dog Instructor
I've been a professional dog instructor for 13 years.

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Ostrander: Maggie Wilburn CTDI
OH
Ostrander

Maggie Wilburn


Certified Trick Dog Instructor

Parma: Christine Myers CTDI
OH
Parma

Christine Myers


Certified Trick Dog Instructor

Parma: Amy Ranzenberger
OH
Parma

Amy Ranzenberger


Associate Trick Dog Instructor
Certified Dog Trainer, worked at Petco training dogs, and at two other dog training facilities in my area.

Ravenna: Rebecca Park CTDI
OH
Ravenna

Rebecca Park


Certified Trick Dog Instructor

Saint Paris: Kendra Tuttle CTDI
OH
Saint Paris

Kendra Tuttle


Certified Trick Dog Instructor

Strongsville: Alexis Dvorak, CTDI
OH
Strongsville

Alexis Dvorak

Certified Dog Trainer, Camp Bow Wow
Certified 3/12
akdvorak@gmail.com

A better bond through fun and rewards of training!
Lexi owns 5 dogs and competes in Flyball and dog scootering and is training to compete in agility, dock diving, rally, disc, and canine freestyle. She has been trained to correctly utilize a variety of training methods, from positive reinforcement, correction based methods, environmental consequences, gentle leaders, prong collars, and double leash methods. Her personal philosophy relies upon positive methods and reinforcement. Tricks classes focus on learning many different methods of positive training techniques to help build a better relationship with your dog. Basic, Advanced, Public Polishing obedience classes; in home private training; board and train; and play and train packages also available.

Strongsville: William Wittrock CTDI
OH
Strogsville


Bill Wittrock
3660 Nichols Rd
Medina,Ohioi 44256
440-567-1082
dogtrainerohio.com

My name is Bill Wittrock I am a retired US Army veteran who served a major portion of my career training dogs and their handlers for military missions. Upon retiring I wanted to continue working in the dog world so I opened Obedient Dogs and More in 1991 in Strongsville and have just recently relocated my business to Medina Ohio.

I am truly dedicated to you and your pet to ensure that your relationship is enjoyable, rewarding, and most of all loving and problem free. I do this with the knowledge that God blessed me with this talent and presented a great opportunity to motivate, educate, and encourage you and your dog to have a lifelong loving relationship through training and communication and "Doing More with your Dog."

I have achieved certifications in the following areas:

Puppy Development
Dog Behavior Modification
Basic and Advanced Obedience
Retrieval Training
Utility Training
Tracking and Scent Discrimination
Service / Assistance Dog Training
National K9- Certified Professional Trainer
Animal Behavior College Mentor Trainer
Graduate of International School of Dog Trainers
Certified Trick Dog Instructor (CTDI)
AKC CGC Evaluator



Stow: Deb Jones, CTDI
OH
Stow

Deb Jones


Certified Trick Dog Instructor

Toledo: Jamie Van Natta, CTDI
OH
Toledo

Jamie Van Natta

Toledo Dog Training
archer_lady@hotmail.com

Tricks are for dogs!
I came late to the world of dog training, but now that I am here I am hooked. When we got Modig, I had no aspirations of competing or really doing anything beyond the beginner skill set. Boy, did Modig teach me a thing or two! Our busy dog loves training, learning, and working together on things. After attending the puppy and beginner classes I realized I didn’t want to stop there with him, we were having so much fun. So two classes become four then six and then eight. Before I knew it I was assisting classes to help other people begin this same journey with their dogs. I believe strongly that training, and especially trick training, is one of the most fun and important activities you can do with your dog. It can burn off extra energy, build trust, and improve your relationship with your dogs. I’m looking forward to sharing my trick training skills in my own classes!

Wakeman: Robin Murray, CPDT-KA, CTDI Silver Medal Trainer
OH
Wakeman

Robinn Murray, CPDT-KA, CTDI
Trainer, Fortunate Fido
Certified 2/12
threedognutty@yahoo.com

It's about the journey, not the destination
Robin Murray is a tricks instructor at Fortunate Fido in Columbia Station, OH. Her two rescue dogs have earned advanced titles in agility, rally, and obedience. Henry, a rescued American Eskimo dog, is also and Expert Trick Dog (ETD).

West Milton: Faye Kelley CTDI
OH
West Milton

Faye Kelley


Certified Trick Dog Instructor

Whitehall: Elizabeth Frum CTDI Silver Medal Trainer
OH
Whitehall

Elizabeth Frum

Adventure Unleashed
lizmfrum@gmail.com
614 296 8301
Certified 2/15

Positive Fun Training

I am a fun, positive teacher born in raised in Columbus, OH. I have been training since 2009, training for a national chain pet store but now I enjoy training at Adventure Unleashed in Reynoldsburg. I like to keep training up beat and fun, and I teach trick classes, doggie dance, and even a fun and games class. I am involved in the Dog Scouts of America, as well as I am an avid dog parkour enthusiast, being involved in the International Dog Parkour Association. Training your dog is a fantastic way to show them you care while improving the bond you share. I love helping people unlock their dogs full potential. Contact me for a fun way to Do More with your Dog!

Wickliffe: Virginia Francis CTDI
OH
Wicklifffe

Virginia Francis

Certified Trick Dog Instructor

Oklahoma
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Beggs: Lynze Smith, CTDI

OK
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Lynze Smith

lynzeforcows@gmail.com

Certified Trick Dog Instructor

I have been training dogs all my life but, have recently started teaching classes. I have three dogs who all compete in dog sports. My two border collies both primarily compete in disc but, we have played in agility, herding, nosework, and recently dock diving and rally. My german wirehaired pointer hunts and also competes in dock diving. I love to incorporate tricks into any class im teaching. It makes for a better experience for people who don't find obedience very exciting.

Moore: Jessi Cantwell Silver Medal Trainer

OK
Moore

 


Jessi Cantwell
jcantwell12@yahoo.com

Associate Trick Dog Instructor

I am a Registered Veterinary Technician who is also a dog trainer and certified thru the Karen Pryor Academy. I am working towards my VTS in Behavior. I currently teach puppy classes and basic obedience classes.

 

 

Oregon
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Eugene: Amy Linder CTDI
OR
Eugene

Amy Linder
Owner, Spots of Success Dog Training, LLC
amy@spotsofsuccess.com
spotsofsuccess.com

Team Trick Training Coach
I am a Deputy Fire Marshal in charge of public education. I use my 2 Dalmatians to demonstrate fire safety skills like crawl low under smoke, stop, drop and roll, etc. I am also a Certified therapy dog instructor and examiner for Project Canine and visit in the community with both Dals. My younger dog Casey is also a Hope Animal Assisted Crisis Response dog. I am an honors graduate of Animal Behavior Collage and the owner of Spots of Success Dog Training, LLC. I specialize in preparing teams for therapy work and have founds tricks are an excellent way to connect with clients we visit.

Feel free to check out Casey's FaceBook page at www.facebook.com/firedogcasey

Eugene: Elizabeth Williams, CTDI
OR
Eugene

Elizabeth Williams

akdogdays@yahoo.com


Certified Trick Dog Trainer

I have been a professional instructor for 26 years. I show in conformation, obedience, agility, rally, K9 Nose Work and am a founding member of NATE Treibball. I own Oregon Dog Sports - and all breed training center located in Eugene, OR and am looking forward to adding more Trick classes to encourage handlers to engage and communicate more with their dogs.

Hermiston: Patty O'Bleness CTDI Trainer of the Year
OR
Hermiston

Patty O'Bleness
Smarty Dog LLC
4pawsdogworks.com

Your Smart Dog is Only a Click Away!

Get Your Tricks On!
Patty started training agility dogs in 2010 and loves the sport. When little Jazzie came in to the household in 2013, Patty started training tricks and the challenges of trick training quickly became addicting for both her and Jazzie. The relationship blossomed and the bond became one she had not experienced with her other dogs. Tricks are really the key to all training!

Wanting to share this wonderful dog/human relationship with others, Patty started teaching tricks at 4 Paws Dog Works, a local dog training facility. Students love the classes and Patty has never had so much fun teaching a class! Everybody wins: dogs, handler, and teacher! Patty enjoys watching others discover the joy she has found in trick training with positive rewards. What are You Waiting For? Let’s Train Tricks!

Hillsboro: Erica Heider, CTDI
OR
Hillsboro


Erica Heider

Certified 2/16

Erica_heider@hotmail.com


Certified Trick Dog Trainer


Mulino: Daisy Peel
OR
Mulino

Daisy Peel
DaisyPeel.com
daisy@daisypeel.com

Associate Trick Dog Instructor
6-time national agility champion.
Multiple USA world team agility member and world agility open gold medallist.

More at www.daisypeel.com


Portland: Lola Carey, CPDT-KA, KPA-CTP
OR
Portland

Lola Carey
Lucky Leash LLC
lola@luckyleash.net

Associate Trick Dog Instructor
I'm a trainer working with reactive dog issues. I want my students (both dog and human) to have more fun!

Portland: Paula Ratoza Silver Medal Trainer
OR
Portland

Paula Ratoza


Associate Trick Dog Instructor
I compete in agility and obedience with my Dobermans and Dachshund. I am also an AKC agility judge. For over 20 years I've trained and handled animals in movies and commercials in the Northwest.

Portland: Lisa Wyatt PMCT, CTDI
OR
Portland

Lisa Wyatt, PMCT, member APDT
http://www.educatingfido.com
503-816-1800

Certified Trick Dog Instructor

Lisa proudly earned her CTDI certification with her dog Maple in March of 2014.  

Lisa began her career with dogs in the sheltering world, volunteering her time to open intake county shelters in Los Angeles, and in Portland.  She currently teaches the level 3 Open Paw training class to volunteers at Multnomah County Animal Shelter, and she is a volunteer foster coordinator for MCAS.  

Lisa is a Pat Miller Certified Trainer and an active member of SPARCS.  Lisa furthers her education each year by attending workshops, conferences and she studies with her favorite experts, including Pat Miller CBCC-KA, CPDT-KA, Pia Silvani CPDT-KA, CCBC-KA, and Terry Ryan CPDT-KA.   Lisa attended Clicker Expo 2010, 2011, & 2013, as well as the APDT annual conference in 2011 & 2013.  She earns a living teaching force free dog training classes and offers private instruction for training and behavior modification at Educating Fido in Tigard, Oregon.  

Lisa and her dog Maple are a Pet Partners registered therapy dog team.  They visit the kids at Donald Long Juvenile Detention Center in Portland, teaching them about reward-based dog training, pet overpopulation and spay & neuter.

Pat Miller Certified Trainer
Certified Trick Dog Instructor
Proud Member of the Sparcs Initiative
• AKC Canine Good Citizenship Evaluator
• AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Evaluator
• Delta Society Pet Partner Team


Portland: Kristin Pomsel, CTDI
OR
Portland

Kristin Pomsel


Certified Trick Dog Instructor

Portland: Joanna Meleiro
OR
Portland

Joanna Meleiro
blacknewfphoto@gmail.com


Associate Trick Dog Instructor
Pet photographer, rescue volunteer, mom of a fearful/reactive working maniac dog. In the course of rehabilitating her under the care of skilled behavioral team, I fell in love with behavior modification and dog training. After a year of learning on my own I'm now a student at Jean Donaldson's Academy For Dog Trainers.

Follow Zoe's daily adventures on Instagram (@blacknewf)

Pennsylvania
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Abington: Edie Williams, CTDI
PA
Abington
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Certified Trick Dog Instructor

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Ashland: Gail Lorady, CTDI
PA
Ashland
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Gail Lorady

buffybymoonlake@hotmail.com

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Certified Trick Dog Instructor


Hello! My name is Gail Lorady. My dog Buffy and I have been members of the Susquehanna Trail Dog Training Club since January 2010. Buffy very quickly earned her Star Puppy Title as well as Canine Good Citizen and Certified Therapy Dog. It is my pleasure to occasionally assist the president of our club in our basic obedience class. Buffy and I were introduce to “trick training” in November 2014. Buffy earned her Novice, Intermediate and Advanced level titles and I became “hooked” on “trick training”. I am a firm believer in only positive training methods! I do not know what the future holds for me as CTDI, but I sure do love teaching tricks and having Buffy entertain when we are therapy visiting!

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Belmont Hills: Judy Lynn Wolfe, CTDI
PA
Belmont Hills
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Judy Lynn Wolfe

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Certified Trick Dog Instructor

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Bethlehem: Carol Berman, CTDI
PA
Bethlehem
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Carol Be
rman

http://camelotdogtraining.tripod.com/

484-898-0354


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Certified Trick Dog Instructor

I have spent my whole life training and showing dogs.
I am the owner of Camelot Dog Training located in Bethlehem Pa.
We do everything from private lessons to group classes.
Please check out our website at http://camelotdogtraining.tripod.com/
Our phone number is 484-898-0354.

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Blakeslee: Judith Teeple, CTDI
PA
Blakeslee
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Certified Trick Dog Instructor

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Bloomsburg: Silke Wittig, CPDT-KA, CTDI
PA
Bloomsburg


Silke Wittig, CPDT-KA, CTDI
Certified 3/11
contact@ herocanineconsulting.com
574-612-8170 (cell)
570-458-5749 (home)

Strengthening the Human Canine Bond
Trick training is a wonderful way to teach appropriate pet manners as well as cute behaviors that will amaze your family and friends in a fun, reward-based, no-pressure and safe environment, while strengthening the human-canine bond, building trust and improving communication between you and your pooch. Dogs and people of any age, energy level and even with physical limitations can learn tricks together!

Silke Wittig, CPDT-KA of HeRo Canine Consulting LLC helps and encourages people to train their dogs through education, demonstration and practice, and stresses the importance of working together as a team! Knowledge, patience, commmitment and empathy are important tools to make this relationship succeed.

Please check out www.herocanineconsulting.com for more information.


Carlisle: Carleen Vorisek CTDI
PA
Carlisle
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Carleen Vorisek
Good Dog Rising
beefarmpsu@yahoo.com

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Dogs Bee Haven - an out of the box training service using the most current and effective positive training methods.

ENJOY YOUR DOG MORE

My background is in teaching agricultural sciences with a degree from PSU. Dog training was and continues to be a beloved hobby. However, as my experiences grew, so did my interest in becoming a professional dog trainer and instructor. With the support of my husband and amazingly knowledgeable talented instructors.

As with most professions, continuing education seminars are a great way to keep up on modern training techniques and to understand the science of how dogs function which can help in many formats of training. I have accumulated countless hours training, observing, and attending conferences such as Karen Pryor Clicker Expo and Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT). Recently, I attended an intensive training seminar hosted by Ken McCort at Wolf Park where I was able to interact with wolves, foxes, and was 1 of 27 people who have been able to work with coyotes.

My home base is Good Dog Rising in Carlisle PA where I lead puppy owners through real life scenario topics focusing on socialization and handling techniques to make them successful using positive training methods. I also instruct Rally Obedience, Loose Leash Walking and Impulse Control. I am currently enrolled in IMPROV, scent work, and am a member of Dog Scout Troop 161. I'd love to meet you in tricks class.


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Clarks Summit: Barb Mattes
PA
Clarks Summit

Associate Trick Dog Instructor

Clearfield: Kelly Ernewein-Stilson
PA
Clearfield

Kelly Ernewein-Stilson

Associate Trick Dog Instructor
I'm a young trainer. I really love clicker training, and shaping in particular. I have 6 dogs (dobe, min pin, 2 mixed breed dogs, and 2 pekingese). I am dabbling in different sports and am also active with my local shelter. I have a big soft spot for shelter dogs. 4 of my dogs are actually from the shelter I work with.

Duncannon: Jill Hallam-Miller
PA
Duncannon

Jill Hallam-Miller

Associate Trick Dog Instructor

I started training my dog Odin when he was 3 months old, and never stopped. I recently began training basic obedience classes as a volunteer for a non-profit organization. Odin has his novice tricks title, and I have just applied for his intermediate title, as well as for a novice title for my other dog, Granite. The dogs and I are also involved in Rally Obedience (Odin has a novice title), agility, flyball, and nosework.

Elverson: Denise Lacey Silver Medal Trainer
PA
Elverson

Associate Trick Dog Instructor

Erie: Natalie Duberow, CTDI, ABCDT
PA
Erie

Natalie Duberow

Certified Trick Dog Instructor
I am ABC certified dog trainer. I Just adopted a mini schnauzer and discovered a new world of a small dogs. I usually train GSDs, Rotts and Dobies. I train with clickers so tricks are quite easy to capture. I am planning on offering a trick class later in the fall.

Gilbertsville: Lauren Gray, CTDI
PA
Gilbertsville
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Certified Trick Dog Instructor

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Grantville: Lynne Boeckelmann, CTDI
PA
Grantville
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Lynne Boeckelmann

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Certified Trick Dog Instructor

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Hanover: Marta Coursey, CPDT-KA, CNWI, CTDI Bronze Medal Trainer
PA
Hanover
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Marta Coursey
717-476-2449
www.myk9buddy.net

marta@myk9buddy.net

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Trick Dog Instructor

I started my personal training experience doing traditional obedience with a bullmastiff and agility with a fearful Shar-Pei. My Shar-Pei led me (as with many people) to research and learn a tremendous amount about dog training. I started training professionally with an established business in 1998 but left there after two years and returned to my "regular” job. I've been doing puppy, dog manners and agility classes in the Hanover, PA and Westminster, MD area since 2003.

I've been a member of APDT (Association of Pet Dog Trainers) since 1998 and passed the CPDT (Certified Professional Dog Trainer) exam in 2002. I’ve attended seminars by some of the top names in the field and work closely with a local behaviorist.

Due to my experience with my own and foster dogs with fear and stress issues, I have become very aware of how our expectations effect our dog’s behavior. In my classes, I will help you learn to “read” your dog to prevent these issues from occurring. To further my desire to help fearful and stressed dogs, I’m very pleased to add Nose Work and tricks classes to My K9 Buddy. Both these classes help tremendously with giving dogs a way of coping with stressful situations.

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Harrisburg: Sarah Landau
PA
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Associate Trick Dog Instructor
I have a 4 year old beagle mix , Gunner, who has been a challenge and a joy to train. I like learning new things, so training has been fun for both of us. I started training for basic obedience and continue to have dedicated Gunner training time. In looking for fun training I came across Do More With Your Dog. I am looking forward to offering a Dog Tricks class to others in the area that are looking to continue with training but don't want the formal obedience style classes.

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Hegins: Sally Bair, CTDI
PA
Hegins
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Sally Bair

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Certified Trick Dog Instructor

 

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Hatboro:Diane Battis, CTDI
PA
Hatboro
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Diane Battis

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Certified Trick Dog Instructor

 

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Jamison: Stacey Manzo, CTDI
PA
Jamison

Stacey Manzo
Certified 8/12
smanzo22@verizon.net

Strengthening the bond between you and your best furry friend
Stacey has been working with rescued Australian Shepherds for over 10 years and started teaching tricks as a way to motivate her shy dog. She got hooked on trick training when she saw how that activity deepened the bond between her and her dog as she watched him blossom into a confident crowd pleaser. Her current Aussie needed a way to express himself and channel his energy and what better way to accomplish that than to get creative with the tricks he could learn. Diesel now attends fund raisers for the Aussie Rescue they volunteer for and he raises money for a good cause by performing tricks and he couldn't be happier when he's performing for a crowd.

My first dog and I competed at the highest levels of agility in both AKC and NADAC. We also earned a Novice title in AKC Rally Obedience.

Leesport: Alessandra Lori, CTDI
PA
Leesport
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Alessandra Lori

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Certified Trick Dog Instructor

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Manchester: Mary Smallwood CTDI
PA
Manchester
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Mary Smallwood

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Certified Trick Dog Instructor

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Manheim: Dextre Tripp
PA
Manheim
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Dextre Tripp

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Associate Trick Dog Instructor

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Maple Glen: Mary Catherine Kershaw, CTDI
PA
Maple Glen
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Mary Catherine Kershaw
Certified 4/15

Certified Trick Dog Instructor

McKees Rocks: Stacey Spanovich Damm, CTDI
PA
McKees Rocks

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Stacey Damm
Certified 9/16

s.spanovich.damm@gmail.com

Certified Trick Dog Instructor

When we adopted a shy little dog eight years ago, we were lucky enough to find a reward-based/positive reinforcement style basic (introductory) obedience/manners class. My dog and I learned a lot from that instructor, who also recommended the book “101 Dog Tricks.” We decided to try dog agility classes and had an amazing instructor, and we discovered that agility built confidence in our shy little dog and she was quite talented. After “retirement” from agility, we went back to the “101 Dog Tricks” to continue to do more together, and eventually earned the “Do More With Your Dog” Trick Dog Champion title. We had been very lucky to have had some amazing trainers when we started, and can only hope that our teaching will help others engage and bond with their dogs.

Meadville: Kimberly Adsit
PA
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Kimberly Adsit

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Associate Trick Dog Instructor

 

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Meadville: Cody Hall
PA
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Cody Hall

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Associate Trick Dog Instructor

 

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Meadville: Katherine L McGill CTDI, DN-FSG1, CPDT, CACE, AKC CGC Evaluator #89939 Bronze Medal Trainer
PA
Meadville

Katherine L. McGill
Certified 7/13
flocknfarm@yahoo.com
www.dogtrainingbysams.com

"A place Fur-Paws"… The fun is never done
I teach and train with Force Free methods in everything from Private in-home training and behavior solutions to Agility, Obedience, Herding, and Tricks. I work with shy, fearful, and reactive dogs. When I’m not working or training with other people and dogs I am busy with my own five training and having fun.

I have a diploma in Dog Obedience Trainer/Instructor and a Certificate of Completion in Pet Grooming and also Small Animal Message. I am currently taking studies in animal behavior.


Milmont Park: Cindy Otto, TDCH, CTDI Bronze Medal Trainer
PA
Milmont Park


Cindy Otto, CTDI
Certified 9/10
dolceslist@yahoo.com

Tricks and Training for Focus, Fitness, and Fun!
Cindy has been training her dog (Dolce) for 8 years and her cat (Zucca) for 3 years. She is active in animal assisted therapy, competes in agility and flyball and is a fanatic for tricks. She has been teaching a tricks class at Y2K9 Dog Sports Club (www.y2K9s.net) since 2009. She uses clicker training and other positive techniques for training. She produces monthly video tricks videos, featuring Dolce and Zucca (www.likedogsandcats.com) to promote important animal health issues.

Mineral Point: Regina R. Allen DVM, APDT, CTDI Bronze Medal Trainer
PA
Mineral Point

Regina R. Allen DVM

Founder, The Good Shepherd Dog Training
info@goodshepherddogtraining.com
(814) 421-0144

"Speak softly and carry a big pocket of treats."
Regina R. Allen DVM is a veterinarian retired from small animal practice, where she worked with clients and their pets on behavioral problems, in addition to practicing medicine and surgery.

Dr. Allen began teaching puppy classes while still in vet school, utilizing gentle, reward-based training techniques. The inspiration for her classes comes from the methods of Karen Pryor, Leslie McDevitt, Susan Garrett, Linda Mecklenburg, Deb Jones, Donna Rohaus, and Jane Killion. Her classes utilize clicker training and shaping with positive reinforcement to teach dogs desirable behaviors and self-control, making owner-dog communications a two-way street. This type of training teaches useful skills both for performance sports and for life.

Available classes include: Canine Good Citizen Skills, Nosework, Learning Through Play, Competition Obedience Skills, and various levels of Agility.


Monongahela: Stephanie Barber, CTDI
PA
Monongahela

Stephanie Barber
kelstrincollies@comcast.net

Certified Trick Dog Instructor
Breeder of rough collies; AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Evaluator, AKC Canine Good Citizen Evaluator, AKC Community Canine Evaluator, APDT C.L.A.S.S. Evaluator, Karen Pryor Puppy Start Right Certified Preschool Instructor, Member of the Behavior Education Network (BEN), Kyra Sundance Do More with your Dog Certified Trick Dog Instructor, Doggone Safe "Be a Tree Presenter," Member of the Pet Professional Guild, Student - Karen Pryor Professional Dog Training Academy, Owner: Trick of the Dog Professional Dog Training, Inc.; Owner: Dogworks Training Center, Inc., member of: Collie Club of America, Collie Club of Western Pennsylvania, Collie Health Foundation, Collie Rescue, Golden Triangle Obedience Training Club, Keystone Canine Training Club.

New Freedom: Andrea Myers CTDI
PA
New Freedom

Andrea Myers
Owner, Suzy Qs Animal Services LLC
suzyqspets@gmail.com

Because your pets deserve the very best
I earned a Bachelors of Science in Animal Science and a Bachelors of Science in Agriculture Education from the University of Delaware. I earned a Masters of Science in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Scranton. I completed Karen Pryor's Foundations of Dog Training course, Karen Pryor's Professional Dog Training Academy, courses on beginning to advanced dog training and dog psychology. I am an approved AKC evaluator for the puppy S.T.A.R , Canine Good Citizen and Advance Community Canine programs. I am a positive reinforcement trainer that uses clicker training often.

New Hope: Lori Nanan, CTC, CPDT-KA
PA
New Hope

Lori Nanan
La Dolce Doggie
lorinanan@ladolcedoggie.com
www.LaDolceDoggie.com

Associate Trick Dog Instructor
I own a dog training business.

Newport: Debbie Sherman, CTDI
PA
Newport
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Debbie Sherman
Positively K-9 & More
positivelyk9@gmail.com

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Certified Trick Dog Instructor
A student for 25 years of Parelli Natural Horsemanship, Debbie favors Pat Parelli's Principle #1 "Put Relationship First" and Principle #3 "Communication is two or more individuals sharing and understanding an idea." Every day she tries to apply these principles to all her relationships.

A progressive lover of learning, Debbie is a regular at Karen Pryor clicker expos, active in Agility, Herding, Barn Hunt and Freestyle. She is a huge fan of teaching tricks or anything else that builds relationship and better communication between humans and dogs. With over 20 years experience in operating a pet care business, Debbie understands how to meet the needs of a wide range of clients. She loves witnessing them gain confidence and understanding through her private and group lessons. She believes that every dog, young or old, should have a strong foundation in how to learn and make good choices. This enables them to live a happy, balanced life doing whatever job they are meant to do.

Debbie believes that teaching a dog to learn tricks will strengthen the relationship and develop a strong core and keen body awareness with your canine partner, all while having fun!

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Newville: Bridget McAlister, CTDITrainer of the Year
PA
Newville

Bridget McAlister, CTDI
Dandy Dog Training School
Certified 11/11
bowwowdancer3@gmail.com

Fun, fabulous, and fantastic!

Hi there! I'm Bridget McAlister and I live in Newville, PA. I have my own grooming shop, "Bridget's Bow-wow Grooming," and have been in business for 15 years. Besides being a CTDI, I'm also a certified Rally-FrEe instructor (RFE-CI).

I have Australian Shepherds. I train in Freestyle, Tricks, Herding, Rally-O, Agility, Dog Scents, Obedience, Conformation, Rally-FrEe, and Barn Hunting, I compete in Freestyle, Tricks, Agility, Rally-O, Rally-FrEe, Barn Hunting, and Conformation. I have titles in all with champion dogs in Freestyle, Rally-O, and Tricks.

I teach at Dandy Dog Training School. I founded the Tricks class in 2009 and enjoy teaching positive dog training to beginning and experienced students. Learning tricks is amazingly fun for all humans and their canine companions! It strengthens the bond in experienced handlers in their dog sports. Tricks will blossom the bond in puppies and young dogs with their handlers. Tricks bring happiness and laughter to learning!

Norristown: Christine Egbert, CTDI
PA
Norristown

Christine Egbert
Bark U, LLC

Certified 4/15
Cregbert@hotmail.com

Certified Trick Dog Instructor

Orangeville: Kristi Cirelli, CTDI
PA
Orangeville

Kristi Cirelli

Certified 5/16
kcirelli@epix.net

Certified Trick Dog Instructor

Philadelphia: CJ Hazell, CTDI
PA
Philadelphia

CJ Hazell
Bad Dog Good Dog Trainer

Certified 4/15
badog.goodog.trainer@gmail.com

Certified Trick Dog Instructor

Pottstown: Jeff Dentler, CPDT-KA, CTDI
PA
Pottstown

Jeff Dentler
610-505-0123
Dentler's Dog Training, LLC
jeff@dentlersdogtraining.com

Certified Trick Dog Instructor

In 2013 Jeff graduated from Kutztown University’s Canine Training & Management program, where he learned his science-backed, force-free, positive reinforcement-based training techniques. The program, an intense 17 course, 120 hour curriculum instructed by world-renowned canine and feline ethologist, author, and trainer Susan Bulanda, prepared Jeff to embark on his professional dog training career. Jeff is:

A nationally Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA) through the Certification Council of Professional Dog Trainers, the leading independent certifying organization for the dog training profession.

  • A Certified Trick Dog Instructor (CTDI).
  • An AKC Canine Good Citizen evaluator.
  • Trained in Pest First Aid by the American Red Cross.
  • A member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers.
  • A member of The Pet Professional Guild.
  • A member of the TriCounty Area Chamber of Commerce.

"My philosophy is simple: I don't use choke collars, prong collars or shock collars. Period. Why not? Anyone can put on a prong collar and bully a dog into a state of learned helplessness, but it takes a thorough understanding of canine behaviors to change the way a dog learns, feels and reacts. I combine science with ethics to teach you how to train your dog using positive reinforcement methods."

Dentler's Dog Training services the greater Pottstown PA area.


Quakertown: Marion C. O'Neil, CTDIBronze Medal Trainer
PA
Quakertown

Marion C. O'Neil

molassescreek@verizon.net

www.molassescreekdogtraining.com
You owe it to them to be worthy of such devotion.
Train without pain.
Marion O'Neil CPDT-KA, CTDI
267-934-6999

Marion C. O'Neil CPDT-KA, CTDI owner and trainer of Molasses Creek Dog Training, LLC

I try to be the most compassionate and educated dog trainer I can be. I have never looked back! The key is knowledge. It's like a drug I had to have. The more I know, the more I need to learn. Years later I'm still reading books, attending seminars, workshops & loving new tricks to teach. I don't think I'll ever stop learning or teaching.
Certified Professional Dog Trainer, Knowledge Assessed (CPDT-KA) with the Certification Council of Professional Trainers www.CCPDT.org
Charter member of the Pet Professional Guild which is a league of industry professional who are committed to force-free training and pet care philosophies practices and methods. Pet Professional Members understand force free to mean: no shock, no pain, no fear, no physical force, no physical molding, or compulsion based methods are employed to train or care for a pet. www.petprofessionalguild.com
A licensed presenter for Dog Gone Safe, Be a Tree Program. The program is a non-profit organization dedicated to bite prevention through education, and dog bite victim support. It's a fun and interactive presentation for children and parents that teaches them how to read dog body language and how to be safe around dogs. www.doggonesafe.com
A freelance writer and avid blogger contributing to the: Bucks County Times Herald, Free Press, Town and Country, and the Upper Saucon Patch. I'm committed to educating dog owners on how to raise an emotionally healthy and stable family dog.

Selinsgrove: Nancy Jane Haupt
PA
Selinsgrove

Nancy Jane Haupt

Associate Trick Dog Instructor

Unionville: Erin Kelly, CTDI
PA
Unionville

Erin Kelly

Certified Trick Dog Instructor

Strafford: Roberta Earle, CTDI
PA
Strafford

Roberta Earle

Certified Trick Dog Instructor

Wallingford: Patricia Worthington CTDI
PA
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Certified Trick Dog Instructor

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West Chester:Lesley Welsh
PA
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Lesley Welsh

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Associate Trick Dog Instructor

I love working with my dogs. Right now I have a GSD and a Dutch Shepherd. Both of them will do anything that makes me happy. Hopefully, I will get lots of great ideas on fun things we can do together.

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Wyndmoor: Alicia Harantschuk, CTDI
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Alicia Harantschuk

215-913-7123

www.facebook.com/PhillyHotDogs

aharantschuk@gmail.com

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Certified Trick Dog Instructor

Silly rabbit, tricks are for dogs!

Trick training has had a huge impact on my life and on the lives of my dog's. I have successfully rescued, trained and certified three therapy dogs since September 2013 and have completed more than 275 visits. Trick training seems to offer endless benefits; basic obedience, manners, confidence, physical/mental health, and an unbreakable bond with their human.

Most important, there is no pressure, there is no limit to what you can do and it is FUN!

Connect with me and let's start having fun!


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Wynnewood: Allison S. King, CTDI
PA
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Allison S. King

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Certified Trick Dog Instructor

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Wynnewood: Sarah A. Shelanski, CTDI
PA
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Sarah A. Shelanski

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Certified Trick Dog Instructor

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Rhode Island
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All-Star Performance Dog TeamAshaway: Julianne Grove, CTDI Bronze Medal Trainer

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Julianne Grove
smalldoggrove@gmail.com

Trick your way to a better bond with your dog.

I have been working with dogs of all shapes and sizes for over a decade, in all aspects including training, rescue, and grooming.

My current canine family consists of several chihuahuas, all rescues, who have learned everything from tricks to flyball, agility, carting,obedience, and barn-hunting. Pirate is my over-achiever, having competed in agility and flyball, and earning his CGC, trick titles and several dog scout badges. Yippity is my oldest, and earned his novice trick title at age 16. Truffles is my special needs girl, who has scoliosis and fused patellas, but doesn't let that stop her, having learned to negotiate all the agility obstacles and trying her paw at scenting. Daisy is the only non-chihuahua in the family, being a chiweenie. Cordoroy is the newest member of the family, and is just beginning to learn. We've heard all the small dogs aren't real dogs jokes, and we aim to change peoples opinions of so-called "purse pets".

I am a firm believer that you should "Do more with your dog", no matter their size.

I am also very involved with our local Dog Scouts of America Troop 188. You can find out more about dog scouts and our troop here.

Portsmouth: Celeste Diamantini, CTDI
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Celeste Diamantini

401-742-6764

slush3@aol.com

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Certified Trick Dog Instructor

Graduated from Animal Behavior College in 2010 as a Certified Dog and Shelter Trainer, earned my Certified Professional Dog Trainer - Knowledge Assessed (CPDT-KA) Certification in 2014, and my Certified Trick Dog Instructor in 2016. I work for Courteous Canine and Paws Unlimited Pet Services (PUPS).

My trusted friend, Kodi, who has Canine Compulsive Disorder, is a challenge to keep busy. He has earned championships in rally obedience and trick dog. He has his Canine Good Citizen (CGC), Advanced CGC and is a therapy dog through Pet Partners. We are also working on tracking, nose work, shed hunting, and herding. Tricks are a wonderful way to make him think in a positive, non-compulsive manner, doing different things every day.

I work with positive training methods, use delicious homemade treats, and encourage all my students to have fun with their dogs no matter what you are doing with them.


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Elgin: Sabine Compeyn CTDI
SC
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Certified Trick Dog Instructor

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Florence: Teri Ribley
SC
Florence

Teri Ribley

Sit Happens Dog Training
Barnwild@aol.com

Associate Trick Dog Instructor
My training business is Sit Happens Dog Training, located in Florence, SC. I have been teaching group classes for 16 years, and 9 years as an assistant previous to that. I am always looking for new ways to teach class and help people understand there are better ways to train and bond with their dogs. I am a KPA CTP. I always incorporate trick training in my curriculum, for the fun of it, but also to help build confidence in sensitive dogs, help with focus games and even impulse control.

Greenville: Sandra LaCroix CTDI
SC
Greenville

Sandra LaCroix

Gentle Dog Training— Both you and your dog will love our training methods.
I graduated from two Instructor Training classes with Gail Fisher at All Dogs Academy in New Hampshire. I am a trainer at Puppy Nanny in Simpsonville, SC. I have certificates from many webinars with Pet Professional Guild, Behavior Education Network, E-Learning for Dogs, and APDT. I attend APDT conventions, and Clicker Expo conventions. My passion is working with dogs! I own a Löwchen named "Piccolo".

Westminster: Brandy Steele Oates CTDI
SC
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Certified Trick Dog Instructor

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York: Alison Pennington
SC
York

Alison Pennington

Associate Trick Dog Instructor

Tennessee
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Knoxville: Lindsay Allen-Kosal, CTDI
TN
Knoxville


Lindsay Allen-Kosal, CTDI
Certified 9/10
Lindsay_Bosco_ETD
@hotmail.com


People Need a Purpose and Dogs Do Too
Dogs are happiest when they have a purpose. Historically, dogs worked with people in the pasture, on the farm, or in the field. The relationship that has evolved between humans and canines is special and unique. However, today most dogs are simply house pets, unable to perform the instinctive roles, such as shepherding or retrieving, for which they were originally bred. Also, modern day
life does not typically provide the opportunity to bond with your dog over achieving a shared goal. This lack of purpose can manifest as boredom or other negative behaviors. A great way to restore your dog?s sense of purpose is to teach tricks. Trick training improves communication skills and the human/canine bond. It can help alleviate some behavioral problems and boredom too.

My goal is to model positive training methods to teach new behaviors, improve the pet?s quality of life, and to just have fun with your best friend!


Texas
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Austin: Jeannette Kincaid
TX
Austin

Jeannette Kincaid


Associate Trick Dog Instructor
I am a professional dog trainer in Austin, TX.

Austin: Stefanie Charette, CPT, CTDI
TX
Austin

Stefanie Charette

Outlaw Canine, LLC
520-730-4792
bark@outlawcanine.com

Outlaw Canine... Where your dog is wanted!
We help to strengthen then bond between human and dog. Clear communications key. To achieve this communication, we make training a way of life. Training your dog should never be a burden. Our mission is to give you a harmonious life with your dog.

Beaumont: Lauren Faggard, CTDI Silver Medal Trainer
TX
Beaumont

Lauren Faggard

(409) 284-5513 puzzlenomore@sbcglobal.net, www.puzzlenomore.com www.linkedin.com/in/laurenfaggard/

Certified Trick Dog Instructor
Faggard is a professional dog trainer who created and owns “PUZZLE NO MORE, INC.” a professional dog training company that specializes in K-9 problem solving and home or family obedience. She is an AKC Performance Judge and is considered one of the countries top trainers and competitors. Her dogs hold National and International Titles with the American Kennel Club, the United Kennel Club and the All Breed Canine Association. She has trained dogs for Obedience, Tracking, Search and Rescue, Agility, Service, Stage and TV. Her “Team Chesapeake” can be seen in Regional and National Advertising Campaigns.

With a Ph.D. and several specialty certifications in Advanced Behavior she has appeared as an expert witness on dog behavior and is certified in many disciplines. She is a member of the International Association of Canine Professionals. Her credits include radio, TV and lecture appearances. She is the producer and writer of the TV teaching and informational series, “Inside the Canine Mind” as seen on CBS. Faggard is an award winning author and film maker. For her excellence in pet training and education her latest accomplishments include: A 2005 Gold Remi and a 2005 Bronze Remi for “Non-Competitive Obedience Training” at Worldfest, the 38th Annual Houston International Film Festival which is the third largest film festival worldwide. She is also acknowledged in 2005 by The Dog Writers Association of America for her work “Non-Competitive Obedience Training” and “Inside the Canine Mind”. Again in 2006 she receives a Gold Remi for her work on “Inside the Canine Mind” and adds two more Gold Remi’s to her portfolio for a screen play ”High in Trial” and a television sitcom “Beaumont West”. She was presented with two Telly’s for her film/video production “Non-Competitive Obedience Training” at the 27th Annual Awards presentation. She is the 2006 recipient of The Parker Hall Award for “lifetime achievement” in the advancement of behavior science in canines. Again in 2005, 2006, 2007, and 2008 her fans vote her “The Peoples Choice” Award for training animals for theater, film and television.


Copperas Cove: James Hamm
TX
Copperas Cove

James Hamm

Owner, Lonestar Dog Trainer LLC.
www.lonestardogtrainer.com
james@lonestardogtrainer.com

Associate Trick Dog Instructor
I am a Command Sergeant Major with 29 years in the U.S. Army stationed at Fort Hood, Texas.

I began pet dog training for civilians for 7 years ago. My background was in Gundogs and Military Working Dogs, but now pet dogs are now 80% of my business.

I own and operate Lonestar Dog Trainer LLC in central Texas.

Dayton: Sandy Oman
TX
Dayton

Sandy Oman


Associate Trick Dog Instructor
I've had dogs and horses most of my life. I used to train horses and now train dogs. It's the best job in the world.

Decatur: Hillary Graff, CTDI
TX
Decatur

Hillary Graff


Certified Trick Dog Instructor

I've been actively competing in various dog sports since 2009 with my wonderful Papillons. I've been a professional dog training instructor since 2012 and love showing people how to communicate more effectively with their dogs while building a meaningful relationship.

Duncanville: Michelle McClelland
TX
Duncanville

Michelle McClelland


Associate Trick Dog Instructor
I'm a graduate of the Karen Pryor Academy and teach classes at a local dog training facility. I love teaching tricks to any species. I've worked with parrots, pigs, cats, and dogs

Galveston: Katie Clark
TX
Galveston

Katie Clark

katie.michelle.clark@gmail.com

Associate Trick Dog Instructor
I am a professional dog trainer at PetSmart and a CGC / S.T.A.R. Puppy Instructor & Evaluator for the American Kennel Club.

I have experience from SeaWorld San Antonio and Dolphins Plus in Key Largo caring for and training marine mammals.

I have two dogs (my boys!); Whizz is my Bernese Mountain Dog mix, and Dublin is a German Shepherd / Golden Retriever.

I have volunteer experience with dolphins, sea lions, dogs, cats, turtles, small mammals, and horses. Lastly, I have theatrical and professional acting experience.

All-Star Performance Dog Team Perryton: Jo Humphrey CTDI Silver Medal Trainer
TX
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Bringing Professional Dog Training to the Texas Panhandle.
Moving to the North Texas Panhandle from Southern California I discovered that there were no training classes for dogs. I became a member of the Panhandle Area Community Therapies (PACT) and began teaching and evaluating dogs and handlers for therapy dog teams. I also teach puppy 101 classes, puppy kindergarten, obedience, rally, and trick classes.

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Sanger: Summer Milroy
TX
Sanger

Summer Milroy


Summer Milroy is the owner and head trainer of On The Ball K9 Training LLC located in Sanger, Texas just North of Dallas Fort Worth Texas. Summer created On The Ball K9 Training LLC in 2006 to train dog owners and their dogs to their utmost potential.

On The Ball K9 Training offers several different options for training including puppy training, basic obedience, off leash training, K9 Camp & Trick training.
Summer is an AKC Canine Good Citizen Evaluator and was voted "Best Training" on the Dallas A-list 2 years in a row (2011 & 2013)
Summer is also the proud owner of a German Shepherd named Major, Dutch Shepherd named Pilot and a Belgian Malinois named Modi.

Seabrook: Layna Bishop, CTDI
TX
Seabrook


Layna Bishop, CTDI
Certified 5/10
laynabishop@yahoo.com

Bond with your Dog!
As a young girl I grew up in a small town on a farm where I raised rabbits, cows, chickens, horses and dogs. From a young age I had a passion for animals; dogs in particular. I began training dogs with the goal of becoming a K9 Police Officer.

I volunteer at local animal shelters where I help train dogs who need a home. The most common reason for animals ending up in the shelter is that they do not have the proper training so their owners give them up assuming behavioral problems.

I have a rescue dog named Bella— a German Shepherd/ Boxer mix.


The Woodlands: Anne Money
TX
The Woodlands

Anne Money


Associate Trick Dog Instructor
I am interested in helping others do more with their dogs. It is great to give a dog a home and teach it some basic commands, but it is even better to build a healthy relationship with your furry family member and have some fun in the process.

Utah
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All-Star Performance Dog TeamLayton: Astrid Smith, CAP1, AKC CGC Evaluator, APDT, IPDTA, CTDI Bronze Medal Trainer
UT
Layton


Astrid Smith, CTDI
Certified 5/11
Owner, Lead Trainer at
A Dog's Journey LLC
801-682-8124
astrid66us@yahoo.com

Training is a journey of learning and teaching and building a positive relationship.
Astrid's dogs are titled in four different Agility venues, two Flyball venues, AKC Rally, and Tricks. Astrid and her dogs are also active in competition Obedience, Treibball, Freestyle, Scenting Games, and Herding.

Astrid contributes her success to teaching tricks that build a strong bond between dogs and their owners. She believes that teaching tricks strengthens thinking skills, builds confidence and body awareness; all of which help to create a calm canine companion or successful competition dog.

Astrid's methods use positive reinforcement utilizing a clicker or verbal marker, while shaping, capturing, and luring.

Learn more at: www.adogsjourney.com

Murray: Nicole Corson
UT
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Calling All Dogs, Utah
callingalldogsutah.comnicole@callingalldogsutah.com

 

 

 

Associate Trick Dog Instructor
Nicole Corson owns the Calliing All Dogs training center in Utah. She has been training dogs for over fifteen years, beginning with the SF/SPCA. She uses only positive reinforcement methods.

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Salt Lake City: Sara Scott
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Associate Trick Dog Instructor

I'm from San Diego where I worked as a contractor out of the Karen Pryor Academy for several years and had my own business (West Coast Pets) where I also taught confidence classes. I specialize in teaching voluntary husbandry 'tricks' to pets that will make them the "Teacher's Pet" wherever they go by cooperating 'on the table.' I've belonged to a freestyle dance club, and am interested in scentwork too. I'm taking the CPDT exam in March as well. I look forward to bringing tricks to owners and their dogs to teach them to really enjoy and value their dogs as well as to literally increase the value of their dogs to make them adoptable should they ever need to be.

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St. George: Patti Gilbert
UT
St. George

deboysandme@gmail.com

Associate Trick Dog Instructor
I have two shelties that we trained each other to be a registered therapy dog team. With this accomplishment people have asked us to help train them. I have decided that this is something I am good at and want to learn more. Currently I have become our local dog sports clubs Junior Handlers Coach and feel that the kids would absolutely love to teach their dogs tricks!

West Jordan: Katie Robertson
UT
West Jordan

Associate Trick Dog Instructor
I am a positive reinforcement trainer who loves to use tricks to teach a good connection between handlers and dogs. I also like to use tricks to teach shy dogs confidence and just to have fun!

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Brandon: Lesli Hyland
VT
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Lesli Hyland

Owner, Red Dog Solutions, Rutland, VT
blhyland@comcast.net

Associate Trick Dog Instructor
I am the owner / trainer of Red Dog Solutions in Rutland, VT. I have been training dogs and their people for 20 years. My own dogs compete in Agility, Rally Obedience and Freestyle.

Bennington: Kelly Shoff-Baker
VT
Bennington

Kelly Shoff-Baker

kjscmc@comcast.net

Associate Trick Dog Instructor
I am an owner of 4 dogs which inspired me to further my education in the dog training field. I completed a certification as a Dog Obedience Trainer Instructor and am employed as a Dog Trainer at a local facility. I enjoy teaching my dogs new tricks and really like sharing my ideas with others to better their relationship with their dog through fun and positive education.

Pawlet: Caroline Albert
VT
Pawlet

Associate Trick Dog Instructor

Westford: Christina Hathaway, Certified Vet Tech
VT
Westford

Christina Hathaway
Owner, Tricks For Treats LLC

Associate Trick Dog Instructor
I am a Certified Veterinary Technician in Vermont and have been working in the field for 6 years. I have owned my own Dog Traiining business for 3 years now, Tricks For Treats LLC.

Williston: Ashley Porter
VT
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Show Me The Biscuit, LLC

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Associate Trick Dog Instructor
Ashley teaches basic obedience and lower level agility classes in Vermont. She beleieves in all-positive reinforcement training and does not endorse any force-based training.

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Virginia
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Arlington: Erica Pytlovany CTDI
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Associate Trick Dog Instructor

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Blue Ridge: Ann Hogg, CTDI
VA
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Ann Hogg

ahogg552@yahoo.com
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Certified Trick Dog Instructor

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Boyce: Kathi Hall, CTDI
VA
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Certified Trick Dog Instructor

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Bristow: Pam Jacoby, CTDI
VA
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Pam Jacoby

pawsx8@gmail.com

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Certified Trick Dog Instructor

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All-Star Performance Dog TeamBristow: Susan Brogan, CTDITrainer of the Year
VA
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Susan Brogan
www.k9s-rock.net
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Greetings! I'm Susan Brogan and I live in Northern Virginia. I've been training dogs now for about 25 years. I've trained and/or titled dogs in Tricks, Obedience, Agility, Flyball, Therapy Work, Tracking, Rally, Disc Dog, and Canine Musical Freestyle.
I've been a Competition Judge for the World Canine Freestyle Organization for 15 years and I serve on the WCFO Executive Advisory Board. I have been a freestyle instructor for over 15 years and my dogs have been featured in Dog Fancy, The Aussie Times, and Whole Dog Journal.

I love trick training not only to develop behaviors to be used in routines, but also to help enhance our relationship with our dogs, help the dog gain confidence, and it's just plain fun! Tricks can be designed to suit the dog's ability, so that any dog can be successful! Trick training using positive methods is a great way to interact with your dog and my hope is to encourage more pet owners to "do more with their dogs!"

I currently teach musical freestyle and tricks in the Northern Virginia and Washington Metropolitan area and I give demos, workshops, and private lessons in both Trick Training and Freestyle.

Ruby – Trick Champion
https://youtu.be/FIgrc3u7TYg

Finn – Trick Champion
https://youtu.be/SQgjQonyKKY


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Buchanan: Sarah Sloan, CTDI
VA
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Certified Trick Dog Instructor

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Catharpin: Allison Howard, CTDI
VA
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Allison Howard
Certified 3/16
Hornbaker Dog Training
motherteacherrunner@msn.com

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Certified Trick Dog Instructor
When I was 10, my parents gave me my first puppy. I did obedience training with her through utility. I am getting ready to open a training/ boarding facility with my business partner and daughter-in-law. I just adopted a border collie/ collie puppy whose mother, our foster dog, who we discovered came to us pregnant.

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Charlottesville: Candace Burton
VA
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Associate Trick Dog Instructor

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Christiansburg: Sara Boyle, PMCT, APDT, IPDTA, ABMA, AABP, Truly Dog Friendly(TDF), MAAPPPT, CTDI
VA
Christiansburg


Sara Boyle, CTDI
Certified 10/11
Owner, My Courteous Canine
540-315-7297
Sara@mycourteouscanine.net

Good Manners Training for the Canine Companion

Sara Boyle, owner of My Courteous Canine LLC, is a Pat Miller Certified Trainer(PMCT).

Dogs will learn manners to allow them to become polite memoers of the family, while humans learn how to train their dogs and gain understanding of their dog's behavior. We hope to enhance the bond between you and your dog by improving your line of communication. Using primarily reward-based clicker training, our teaching methods ensure training is as fun as it is effective. We focus on teaching dogs what we'd like them to do as an alternative to corrections for undesired behavior.


Colonial Heights: Christine Elmore, CTDI
VA
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cecreations67@gmail.com

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Certified Trick Dog Instructor

I have been training dogs for six years. I am a district trainer for Petsmart and believe in positive reinforcement training. I am a CGC evaluator for the AKC and I also certify therapy dogs for LOAL through the AKC. I have trained numerous trick dogs, two of which have won first place in trick competitions at pet expos in the Richmond area. As a trainer, I strive to make training fun for everyone involved.


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Colonial Heights: Grace Swearingen CTDI
VA
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Certified Trick Dog Instructor

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Culpeper: Theresa Richmond CTDI
VA
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Certified Trick Dog Instructor

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Dublin: Debi Smith CTDI
VA
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Certified Trick Dog Instructor

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Falls Church: Kathryn Kuhlen, CTDI
VA
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Kathryn Kuhlen

Lead instructor, Fur-Get Me Not
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Certified Trick Dog Instructor
I am a lead instructor at the Fur-Get Me Not training facility in Arlington, VA. I am CPDT-KA certified and KPA-CTP certified. I also am a Tier 2 Wag It Games Instructor. I have two border collies and compete in agility and dabble in rally, rally free and musical freestyle. Looking forward to it! Tricks are great for body awareness and muscular development, mental acuity, and bonding between dog and owner. Plus, a lot of fun!

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Falls Church: Julie Houk, APDT, Petco certified, CTDI
VA
Falls Church

Julie Houk
Trainer, Petco in Bailey's Crossroads
Certified 5/13
juliehouk@gmail.com

Creating a bond with your dog through fun and positive training classes
Since 2011, I have been training all types of dogs at Petco in Bailey's Crossroads, Virginia. I use positive, rewards-based clicker training techniques to encourage dogs to learn behaviors on their own. I also teach how to redirect unwanted behavior, and then reward for positive behavior.

In my classes, I'm really teaching people how to train their dogs in a fun, positive, humane and encouraging atmosphere. I teach group and private Puppy Levels 1 & 2, Adult Levels 1 & 2, AKC Good Citizen. I am also certified by APDT as a C.L.A.S.S. Instructor. (Canine Life and Social Skills) I love adding games and tricks to my training classes so that the pet parents are more engaged, and that bond is even more strengthened! There's nothing like seeing a proud pet parent showing off their dogs' skills to the various onlookers of the class!

Glen Allen: Joyce Knowles, CTDI
VA
Glen Allen

Joyce Knowles, CTDI

Certified 9/12
jehknowles@verizon.net

My Students Make People Smile!
Hi, my name is Joyce, and these are my two girls, McKenzie Aberdeen and Kandi Ann. Ten years ago my first Scottish Terrier, ToTo Aberdeen came into my life. He was lost or abandoned, elderly and ill, but after a few months of veterinary care and love, he was riding in his red wagon making people smile. ToTo's legacy, "Making People Smile," lives on through McKenzie and Kandi Ann. Both girls have their Canine Good Citizen certification, and we have taken numerous classes together including puppy socialization, Agility, Click & Heal, AKC Rally Obedience, Freestyle Dance, and Tricks. Kandi Ann earned her Novice title in AKC Rally Obedience but the three of us agree Tricks is what we want to do as a team. We participate in various community functions and visit local nursing facilities; McKenzie and Kandi Ann have "tricks up their pas but work for treats"—positive reinforcement.

With love, respect, patience, persistence, consistency, and positive reinforcement your furry friend(s), too, will make you and hose around you smile.

Glen Allen: Carolyn Collins CTDI
VA
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cjcollins1002@gmail.com
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Certified Trick Dog Instructor

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Glen Allen: April Dawkins, CTDI
VA
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April Dawkins, CTDI

Certified 3/12
AJ's K-9s
hischild1991@yahoo.com

Come home to a trained dog that knows more than just obedience, but also fun tricks!
I have been working with dogs for 10 years. I started out with Guiding Eyes for the Blind and I am currently working at All Dog Adventures as a Beginning Rally Instructor. My dog (Lyndie) and I have competed in Agility, Rally, Dog Freestyle, and Tricks.

Glen Allen: Maggie Lamb, CTDI Bronze Medal Trainer
VA
Glen Allen

Maggie Lamb
All Dog Adventures, Tricks Instructor
lvmygolden@hotmail.com

Fun and bonding with your dog
I am a Beginner Tricks Instructor with All Dog Adventures. My youngest dog's love of tricks has brought a whole new element of fun to our time together. In addtion to our tricks, we have also trained in Agility, Rally Obedience, and Competition Obedience. Tricks have been a great way to improve my dog's confidence, build strength and coordination, and get her focused and excited before training and competition.

Glen Allen: Nancy Lech, CTDI
VA
Glen Allen
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Nancy Lech

nlech79@yahoo.com
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Certified Trick Dog Instructor

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Goodviee: Tammy Vaught
VA
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Tammy Vaught

tammy@leonardscopysystems.com
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Associate Trick Dog Instructor

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Great Falls: Anneliese Johnson
VA
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Associate Trick Dog Instructor
Trained, certified and interned at Triple Crown Academy in Hutto, Texas. Currently working as a trainer at a local facility

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Harrisonburg: Charlynn Turner, CTDI
VA
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Charlynn Turner

dogsontheball@gmail.com
http://dogsontheball.com

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Dogs On the Ball

Charlynn (Char) Turner LVT, CTDI, has trained and titled dogs in Obedience, Rally, Agility, Therapy work and Treibball. She values trick training for relationship building, cross training and as an enrichment activity for dogs of all ages and abilities. Char is a member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT), Pet Professional Guild (advocates for force free training), and National Association of Treibball Enthusiasts (NATE). She teaches Treibball, Games, and Tricks classes and gives private lessons in Harrisonburg, VA.

Website: http://dogsontheball.com

Facebook: Dogs on the Ball

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Harrisonburg: Wendy Pendleton, CTDI
VA
Harrisonburg

Wendy Pendleton

Certified Trick Dog Instructor
I am an agility competition and instructor who after teaching part time at the local facility for 10 yrs, started teaching full time beginning in 2010. Prior to that I was a high school biology teacher for 10 yrs. I would like to combine my skills of teaching dogs and kids to start an animals assisted self esteem program for kids and would like to become a CTDI to learn how to break down more behaviors to teach kids to train as well as to teach my own dogs for the purpose of indri hint the program and to create an act to showcase my dogs so that i can use the act as either a paying gig to offset costs for the program and/or to use for fundraising events.Sonora

Henrico: Tinky Keen
VA
Henrico

Tinky Keen

Associate Trick Dog Instructor

Hopewell: Carrie Lamoreaux CTDI
VA
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Associate Trick Dog Instructor

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Leesburg:Kimberly Hough, CTDI
VA
Leesburg
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Kimberly Hough
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Certified Trick Dog Instructor

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Lottsburg: Betsy Newsome CTDI
VA
Lottsburg
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Betsy Newsome
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Certified Trick Dog Instructor

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Maidens: Janet Queisser CTDI
VA
Maidens
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Janet Queisser

queissjc@aol.com

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Certified Trick Dog Instructor

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Manassas: Gretchen Stephenson, CTDI Silver Medal Trainer
VA
Manassas
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Gretchen Stephenson

gretchen.stephenson@gmail.com

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Certified Trick Dog Instructor

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Manassas: Roni Campbell
VA
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Certified Trick Dog Instructor

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Mechanicsville: Jennifer DeGarmo CTDI
VA
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Jennifer DeGarmo

jdegarmo@2speakdog.com

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Certified Trick Dog Instructor
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Mechanicsville: Stephanie McGuire CTDI
VA
Mechanicsville
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mcguire.steph@gmail.com

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Building confidence, one trick at a time!
I work as a school counselor in high school. When I got my beagle Belle, I originally planned on using her as a therapy dog. Sometimes life has other plans. Belle is extremely fearful and can be reactive. We started tricks as a way to help her cope with her nervousness, and we both fell in love with it. I want to help other people experience the same feeling we have!

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Midlothian: Denise Flora, CGC/S.T.A.R. Puppy Evaluator, CTDI
VA
Midlothian


Denise Flora
Yappy Pup Learning
Certified 4/14
yappypup2@gmail.com

It's Pawsitively Fun!
Hi, I’m Denise Flora and I started Yappy Pup Learning in 2010. As a CTDI and AKC CGC/S.T.A.R. Puppy Evaluator, I teach private and group classes starting with Puppy Kindergarten through AKC Canine Good Citizen. I have loved all animals all my life, but really became inspired to become a dog trainer as I trained my special puppy, Daisy. She has had lifelong fear and anxiety issues. She is 11 years old now and with love, patience, and understanding, has earned her CGC, Novice, and Intermediate Trick Dog titles along with her sister Hillary. We are all excited and looking forward to earning more Trick Dog titles. I believe that through fun, positive reinforcement training, all dogs can accomplish goals to be the best that they can be. I really enjoy watching my students blossom into the best that they can be! Yappy Pup learning can be found on Facebook.

North Chesterfield: Jo Downing CTDI Silver Medal Trainer
VA
North Chesterfield
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Jo Downing

jo@aliceblue.com

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Certified Trick Dog Instructor

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Powhatan: Bridgette M. Ashmore, CTDI Bronze Medal Trainer
VA
Powhatan
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Certified Trick Dog Instructor

After studying under a compulsion trainer, i knew there had to be a better way. I struck out on my own to explore positive methods of communicating and building relationships. www.reachk9.com is my website. I also authored Walk with Purpose; Lessons from the Sidewalk.

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Prince George: Julie Bowles CTDI
VA
Prince George
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Clever Canines Therapy and Obedience Club
Colonial Heights, VA 23834
Julie@clevercaninesinfo.com
www.clevercaninesinfo.com


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Certified Trick Dog Instructor

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Prince George: Susan Scott Brafford
VA
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Certified Trick Dog Instructor

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Purcellville: Nancy Liebhauser, CPDT-KA, CTDI, AKC CGC Evaluator
VA
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Nancy Liebhauser
nancy@micadogtraining.com
www.micadogtraining.com
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Positive and Practical
Nancy Liebhauser is the founder of Mica Dog Training. She has 7+ years of experience in teaching classes from puppy behavior/socialization through advanced obedience and tricks. She also does private training where she helps address in-home behavior issues. Nancy is continuously training her own pack of dogs, which includes several rescue dogs from challenging backgrounds. Her youngest dog, Clover, is a mostly blind Golden Retriever. Clover knows a large number of tricks and is working toward competing in Rally and Obedience. Nancy loves teaching tricks and thinks it is a great way to bond with your dog and create a happy and focused partner.

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Richmond: Nancy Boylan CTDI
VA
Richmond
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Nancy Boylan

nancy.boylan@bond-us.com

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Certified Trick Dog Instructor

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Richmond: Emily Bracken CTDI
VA
Richmond
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Associate Trick Dog Instructor

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All-Star Performance Dog TeamRichmond: Cindy Briggs, CTDI Trainer of the Year
VA
Richmond


Cindy Briggs, CTDI
Owner, All Dog Adventures
Certified 11/10
alldogadventures@gmail.com
alldogadventures.com
804-355-7737

Positive, NOT Permissive.
Cindy Briggs has been training dogs for approximately 30 years. Her dogs have competed in Obedience, Rally, Agility, Freestyle, Tracking, as well as performed for TV commercials and print ads. Currently her Golden Retriever is the mascot for Villiage Bank in and around Richmond, VA.

Cindy uses shaping, positive (not permissive) methods for her own dogs as well as her philosophy for all the instructors at All Dogs Adventures.

Cindy is the owner of All Dog Adventures, a unique dog daycare with SMART PLAY and a different style of positive training, agility, competition obedience, fun & games with your dog.


Richmond: Eileen Holst-Grubbe
VA
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Certified Trick Dog Instructor

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Richmond: Peggy Lawson
VA
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Peggy Lawson

plawson900@aol.com
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Associate Trick Dog Instructor

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Richmond: Joyce Stargardt
VA
Richmond

Joyce Stargardt
Trainer, All Dog Adventures

Certified Trick Dog Instructor
My Standard Poodle, Annie and I have worked at All Dog Adventures for 6 years. Annie is a spirited Talented 6 year old and we have trained weekly to enjoy playing with learning tricks, qualifying for Therapy Dog inc visits. One of the most exciting things now is our participation in the All-Star Performance Dog Team. We participate in 2nd grade reading programs at local schools and the deal is they will read a sentence to her and she does a trick for them. The kids love it. Teaching is a tool I use in my Docent tour program at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and although retired I still tutor in my chosen profession of Analytical Chemistry.

Roanoke: Ann-Marie Transue CTDI
VA
Roanoke

Ann-Marie Transue


Certified Trick Dog Instructor

Round Hill: Clarissa Bergeman, CPDT-KA, CTDI
VA
Round Hill
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Clarissa Bergeman
Owner of In Canine Company, LLC
www.readytorally.com
clarissa@bergeman.com

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Clarissa Bergeman is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA) and Certified Trick Dog Instructor (CTDI) and owner of In Canine Company, LLC www.readytorally.com. Clarissa has always had a special love for training tricks, and she and her first Corgi, Anny B -- a certified therapy dog, frequently performed at retirement homes, long term care facilities, animal shelters, and many other venues to enrich people’s lives and/or benefit animals. Clarissa has always included trick training in her classes and private lessons because she feels tricks help keep training light, positive, and fun for both pets and pet parents alike. She especially enjoys working with young children who are interested in teaching tricks to their dogs. Clarissa is now training her young Corgi, Simon, who is well on his way to a performance career of his own!

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Stafford: Laurie Williams, CTDI
VA
Stafford

Laurie Williams
Owner, Pup 'N Iron Canine Fitness & Learning Center
onesmartpooch@aol.com
703-380-8233

Certified Trick Dog Instructor
I have been a professional dog trainer for over 25 years. I own and operate the largest dog training facility in VA - Pup 'N Iron Canine Fitness & Learning Center - My Maltese Andrew and I starred on the CBS reality show Greatest American Dog.

www.pupniron.com

South Prince George: Lynn McArthur Pellman CTDI
VA
South Prince George
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Tappahannock: Holly Balderson CTDI
VA
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Certified Trick Dog Instructor

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Virginia Beach: Andrea Marx CTDI
VA
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Virginia Beach: Michele Finck
VA
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Michele Finck
Owner, Green Planet Pet Center
greenplanetpetcenter.com
greenplanetpetcenter@gmail.com


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Associate Trick Dog Instructor
I am the owner of Green Planet Pet Center in Virginia. I employ positive training techniques and am committed to empowering my clients to have meaningful relationships with their dogs.

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Williamsburg: Diana Marahrens CTDI
VA
Williamsburg
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talktodogs@hotmail.com

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Certified Trick Dog Instructor

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Winchester: Lisa Marino CPDT-KA, PMCT, KPA-CTP, FP-MT Silver Medal Trainer
VA
Winchester


Lisa Marino

Head of the Class Dog Training
www.headoftheclassdogtrainingllc.com
414-881-0779
headoftheclassdogtrainingllc@gmail.com

Certified Trick Dog Instructor

Lisa has taken her varied teaching experiences and applied them to helping owners understand and train their beloved four-legged family members. After more than four years’ experience leading group dog training classes at Best Paw Forward in Hartland, WI, she opened Head of the Class Dog Training LLC in Winchester, VA in 2012.

Head of the Class Dog Training offers a variety of foundation classes such as Basic Manners and Puppy Kindergarten, as well as novel and fun classes Tricks, Phy Ed for Fido, Rally, Treibball, and Parkour!

Lisa earned her CPDT-KA in 2012, and is a graduate of Karen Pryor Academy, a Pat Miller Certified Trainer, and a FitPAWS Master Trainer. She is an AKC Evaluator, and a Pet Partners Therapy Animal Evaluator.




Winchester: Michelle Bovey, CTDI Silver Medal Trainer
VA
Winchester
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MichelleBovey@AppsPro.com

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Certified Trick Dog Instructor

Hi! I love dog training, I'm a professional and I own an obedience and behavior modification business. Helping families to communicate and have fun with their dogs is my passion!

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Winchester: Connie Moss CPDT-KA, CTDI Bronze Medal Trainer
VA
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Connie Moss
Strategic Paws Training, LLC
540-327-5376
strategicpawstraining@hotmail.com

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A Better Approach to Dog Training!
Connie is the owner and trainer at Strategic Paws Training LLC in Stephens City, VA. She is a professional level member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT) and a Certified Evaluator for Canine Good Citizen and AKC STAR Puppy Program Instructor. Connie is also a Certified Professional Dog Trainer - Knowledge Assessed (CPDT-KA) with the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers. She has also attended specialized training with Dr. Ian Dunbar (well known animal behaviorist). Connie is constantly attending webinars, seminars and always reading about and studying learning theory, dog behavior, training principles, and professional development for dog trainers.

Connie enjoys helping people and their dogs find and accomplish goals for their personal training plans. Come and join some of our Trick Dog classes and find out just how much fun you and your dog can have to together using positive reinforcement techniques. Along the way you will discover how to build a strong bond with your dog and not just how to train dog tricks, but how this carries over into your every day lives together.

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Wooford: Tonya Fouch
VA
Wooford

Tonya Fouch
purple.rose13@yahoo.com

Certified Trick Dog Instructor
I've titled dogs in herding, and teach agility, obedience, and rally classes. I participate in therapy dog work.


Washington
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Algona: Carol Saunders, CTDI
WA
Algona


Carol Saunders
Head Trainer, Positive Pooches LLC
info@positivepooches.com
www.positivepooches.com

Building Relationships, One Positive Pooch at a Time!
Carol has always been surrounded by animals of all shapes and sizes. While at Southern Oregon University, she earned a degree in Psychology, with an emphasis in behavior, and a degree in Art.

At her first opportunity to work with animals, she took it and never looked back. She took a job in Oregon as a daycare attendant for a busy dog daycare/ boarding/ training facility. There she worked with two wonderful mentors who led her down the path to positive reinforcement. When the head trainer left, she was offered a chance to assist in the successful training program. She has taught dogs of all shapes and sizes from tiny puppies to gigantic Great Danes. After leading training classes for several years, she bought her own dog daycare.

Carol owns Positive Pooches LLC, a positive dog daycare/boarding facility just outside of Auburn, WA. We practice basic obedience through out the day, and host classes in the evenings and weekends. Dogs at Positive Pooches LLC work both their bodies AND their minds.

Bellingham: Janine Vander Yacht, CTDI
WA
Bellingham


Janine Vander Yacht
j9s2k9s@yahoo.com

Improving Human/Dog Relationships By Having Fun!
I have been training my own dogs for over 20 years and have earned titles in agility, have trained two dogs as Delta Society Certiied Therapy dogs, and CGC's on three of my dogs. My mini Aussie, Striker, is the second mini Aussie to earn his Nose-Work Level 2 title in the history of the sport. Striker also has his Novice and Intermediate Trick Dog titles and is working toward higher levels there as well as his Nose-Work 3 title. My Border Collie, Ronan, has many extended agility titles, his CGC, and is working toward his Nose-Work 1 title and some trick dog titles. Ronan has also worked as a therapy dog, helping me with some children in my pprofession as a Physical Therapist Assistant.

In the last two years I have also started assisting a local dog behavior trainer with her Getting to Calm classes for reactive dogs.

I only use positive, reward-based training methods and have found that these really help to build a strong, trusting bond between humans and their canine partners.


Kent: Tawnya Lichtenwalter
WA
Kent


Tawnya Lichtenwalter
The Magnificent Dog


Associate Trick Dog Instructor
I have two labs that teach me how to be a better person and trainer. One of the things I love most is doing tricks with my labs. Here are some tricks I've done with one of my labs

Kirkland: Adriana Tombi Ericson, CTDI
WA
Kirkland


Adriana Tombi Ericson
Mobile Dog Groomer
tombi_ericson1@hotmail.com


Trick training with a pawsitive approach
Trick training opens a doorway of communication with your dog that has benefits that go far beyond showing off parlour tricks. It increases the bond and level of trust with your dog allowing for that special connection that turns great dogs and handlers in to an amazing team.

My Border Collie was a natural athlete. I started in herding, then flyball and disc, and finally agility with her. My BC mix is great at shaping and clicker training. I've competed in freestyle disc with her for the last 4 years and have done extensive agility training with her as well. We'll be adding our first puppy to our family later this summer. I hope to teach trick-based classes, basic obedience, and freestyle disc.

Okanogan: Helen Hargett, CTDI
WA
Okanogan


Helen Hargett

Certified 2/16

hlhargett@gmail.com

Certified Trick Dog Instructor

My first experience with training dogs came as an eight year old, I saved my money to buy a book and trained my first dog the basics by myself. The usual sit, stay, heel, beg, ect., Any new dog after that I trained what I knew.
Twenty nine years ago I started with Siberian Huskies and soon had a dog team. I raced for a few years. Several of those dogs I trained and we did obedience in Fun Matches. Not the easiest breed to train. I have never competed in any dog shows nor have I taught other people. I live in a rural area without training facilities.
Then I discovered clicker training and trained a few tricks over the years, my current husky earned his Canine Good Citizenship title. After I discovered Kyra Sundance's 'Do More With Your Dog' titles it all came together and made so much sense. My husky has earned his Expert Trick Dog Title so far. I have found trick training enhances your relationship and bonding with your dog. It stimulates your dog and gives you a way to do year round training and activites.
I am not sure what I am going to to with my CTDI title, I just know I love teaching my dog and watching him learn. When not teaching tricks, I like dog sledding, skijoring, hiking and geocaching.

Redmond: Diana Simonsen, CTDI Bronze Medal Trainer
WA
Redmond

Diana Simonsen, CTDI
Certified 8/12
pdesimonsen@hotmail.com

Setting your dog up for success!
With a background in teaching art history and math to elementary school kids, dance to teens, and computer software to adults in the US and Europe, I value the importance of always finding the joy of learning.

Once I started training my rescued dogs with positive reinforcement, I was hooked! My dogs and I have achieved Obedience and Rally titles in both AKC and UKC. We have also trained in Sheep-herding, K9 Nosework, Tricks, Agility and are a certified Therapy Dog team.

Training isn't something that only happens in class - every interaction with your dog is a learning opportunity. My classes focus on having fun with your dog while learning new skills in a way that sets you and your dog up for success.

Seattle: Kathy Weaver, CTDI
WA
Seattle


Kathy Weaver
Trainer, Puppy Perfectors
kathy@goodtimecanines.com
goodtimecanines.com

Have a good time with your canine learning new activities
I teach tricks and other fun classes such as freestyle and rally freestyle elements at Puppy Perfectors Dog Training and Agility Center in Seattle, WA.

My classes are designed to strengthen your relationship with your dog and help you provide your dog with mental challenges and physical exercise. My goal is for you to have a good time with your canine everyday while achieving your training goals.


Spokane: Pamela R. Reeff
WA
Spokane


Pamela R. Reeff
Mobile Dog Groomer
Doglady55@hotmail.com

Associate Trick Dog Instructor
I have two English Springer Spaniels. I performed musical canine freestyle and tricks at retirement homes with my Rottweiler.

Tenino: Tess Starr, CTDI Trainer of the Year
WA
Tenino

Trick Dog Champion medal
Tess Starr
jaegerares@comcasat.net


Learn to be your dog's best friend

Agility, Trick Classes and Puppy Classes

Tess Starr has been competing in dog sports since 1985 when she earned her first C.D. (AKC Obedience title).

Since then she has earned over 150 titles in 8 different dog sports from agility to freestyle and schutzhund. She is passionate about training using positive reinforcement and loves to help people develop a better relationship with their dogs by shwing them how brilliant their dogs really are.

Tumwater: Te Young, CTDI
WA
Tumwater


Te Young

Certified 2/16

rainworshipper@comcast.net

360-754-1305

Certified Trick Dog Instructor

Achieving success, one paw at a time, in an ever changing world.

Te Young has always had a passion for animals. Being raised with German Shepherds it was an automatic choice when she began searching for a service dog. After the arrival of Shiloh, a long haired German Shepherd, Te discovered that she loved training people to training their dogs. Te is now an aspiring dog trainer with her first certification from Do More Your Dog. She really enjoys using tricks to teach service dog tasks to people in her Facebook group, Service Dogs of Washington State (https://www.facebook.com/groups/ServiceDogsofWA/). Te also runs in-person trick workshops around Thurston County, Washington.

Vancouver: All-Star Performance Dog TeamChet Wise, CTDI

WA
Vancouver

 

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Chet Wise
Certified 6/12
Divine Canine
(360)-624-8115
chet@divinecanine.org

 

Tricks for Treats

Chet has rarely been without a pet dog throughout his life. After living in a rescue environment for a dozen years he began to focus his dog training efforts on tricks. Shortly after deciding that teaching tricks was what he wanted to focus on he discovered Do More With Your Dog, and the Certified Trick Dog Instructor Program. He titled his own dog Alvin in March of 2012 in preparation to become a CTDI, and became certified in June of 2012. Since then he has offered classes, workshops, certification events, and trick dog demonstrations.

"Helping people and their dogs achieve a deeper relationship is fundamental to trick dog training. The first time you see your dog figure out the game of learning, you finally realize just how smart they are."

Chet currently teaches a drop in tricks class on Tuesday nights at 6:45 located at the Dog Days NW training center. (http://www.dogdaysnw.com/) He also teaches a basic obedience class, helps with a puppy starter class, and is the assistant trainer for the Portland Tail Blazers Flyball club. He has participated in agility, freestyle dance, conformation, flyball and has performed with an entertainment group.

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Vancouver: Bethany Lanz
WA
Vancouver
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West Virginia
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Charles Town: Sandy Stokes, CTDI
WV
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Sandy Stokes
Red Barn Ranch and Labradors, LLC
1391 Mount Hammond Lane
Charles Town, WV 25414
(304) 725-0901
Labradors@RBRandL.com
www.RBRandL.com

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An honor graduate of the Animal Behavior College’s Certified Dog Trainer program, Sandy has studied under Jack and Wendy Volhard, teaches using the Volhard Motivational Method (positive reinforcement techniques designed to motivate dogs to learn), and continually furthers her education by attending instructor seminars and workshops. She is a professional member of the International Association of Canine Professionals, an associate member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers, an active member of the Blue Ridge Dog Training Club, a member of the Labrador Retriever Club of the Potomac, and a member of the Chesapeake Dock Diving Club. Sandy is also an approved American Kennel Club CGC and STAR Puppy Evaluator.

Sandy believes that training a dog should be both rewarding and fun, that through work and play, you can develop effective two-way communication and a healthy working relationship with your dog and that with encouragement and reward, your dog can become a trusted and well-mannered companion.

In addition to obedience training and problem solving for dogs of every age and breed, Sandy also breeds quality AKC Labrador Retrievers.

Sandy strives to meet your dog’s need with personal attention and individual care by offering group lessons, private lessons, and “in-house” training.



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Harpers Ferry: Melanie Friedman CTDI
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Certified Trick Dog Instructor

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Herndon: Melanie Palmer Friedman
WV
Herndon


Associate Trick Dog Instructor

Martinsburg: Janice R. McCown, CTDI
WV
Martinsburg

Janice R. McCown

Certified Trick Dog Instructor

Martinsburg: Lauren Watson, CTDI
WV
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Baraboo: Pam Collar CTDI
WI
Baraboo

Pam Collar

Treat Play Love Dogs

Certified Trick Dog Instructor

Kimberly: Chelsea Wood, CTDI, AKC CGC Evaluator
WI
Kimberly

Chelsea Wood

Instruction, Pawitively Unleashed
squirrel_872005@hotmail.com

Reward-based training
With the help of the book "51 Puppy Tricks" by Kyra Sundance, I trained my dog Zima to become a Trick Dog Champion (TDCH). I encourage all dog owners to have the same bond with their dog as I have developed with Zima. Trick training is a great way to develop that relationship.

Milwaukee: Janice DeMadona CTDI
WI
Milwaukee

Janice DeMadona
fourlegs4@aol.com
www.dogtrainingwithjanice.com
414-870-DOGS (3647)
Twitter: @Janice234 LinkedIn.com/in/janicedemadona

Certified Trick Dog Instructor
I've been training dogs professionally since 1998, focusing on building foundation skills, good manners and behavioral issues. In 2012, I rescued a feral dog that was very fearful and inherently shy. Taking her outside the home was stressful for her so I decided to start teaching her tricks to strengthen our bond and increase her confidence. Trick training has surely done that and more! While teaching my own dogs more and more tricks, I realized how much I enjoyed trick training and now I incorporate it into many aspects of my training with clients. I find clients are more engaged and definitely do more with their dogs! I'm a proud member of the Pet Professional Guild and the Force-Free Trainers of Wisconsin. My training style is positive, fun, and reward based. If you're having behavioral issues, I'd love to show you how trick training can help your dog get back on track while we work on strengthening the bond between you and your dog. If you're looking for an activity that you can do with your dog year round, inside or outside, trick training can be the sport for you! If you'd like to get a group of friends together to socialize while you all learn some fun tricks at a weekly (or monthly) social trick-training hour with your dogs, I'd love to be your coach! Let's have some fun together!

Menomonee: Johanna Ammentorp CTDI
WI
Menomonee

Johanna Ammentorp


Certified Trick Dog Instructor

Milwaukee: Amy Sikorski
WI
Milwaukee

Amy Sikorski
dogtraxllc@gmail.com

Associate Trick Dog Instructor
I am a CPDT-KSA. I share my home with an American Bulldog, Wire-haired dachshund, and an "all american" mutt. I'm very active in dog sports including agility and rally and I am always looking for ways to bridge everyday pet clients into dog sports enthusiasts. Although I spent years teaching group classes at Petsmart as an Area Trainer and a year or two on my own doing group classes, today I primarily do in-home private lessons for fear and aggression as well as those who are looking to just do more with their dogs. Prior to getting in to dog training, I worked in a zoo setting training birds for free-flight work.

Mukwonago:Kelsey Kiefer CTDI
WI
Mukwonago

Kelsey Kiefer

Associate Trick Dog Instructor

Mukwonago: Patricia Muraczewski
WI
Mukwonago

Patricia Muraczewski
patti@forpetssake.cc

Associate Trick Dog Instructor
I have been an instructor for 35 years and my dogs are involved in all different sports. I have a training school in Mukwonago, WI called For Pet's Sake.

All-Star Performance Dog TeamStevens Point: Renea Dahms DipCBST, RMT, AKC CGC-Evaluator, CTDI Silver Medal Trainer
WI
Stevens Point

Renea Dahms, CTDI
Owner and Behavior & Training Director,
Wonderpup Productions
Certified 11/11
renea@pawsitivelyunleashed.com
www.pawsitivelyunleashed.com
www.awareanimaltraining.com

Real Life Training for Real People

In 1995 Renea began volunteering as a training assistant and then training director for a local all-breed club. In 1997 she opened her own training business based on training methods that were free from harsh methods and concentrated instead on how to motivate and reinforce behavior.

That philosophy continues today as all class at PawsU! are fun, game-based and full of owner education.
A 2011 graduate of the Companion Animal Sciences Institute with a diploma in Canine Behavior Science & Technology, Renea helps pet owners solve behavior concerns and crate well-mannered family companions.

Her philosophy is simple… training methods based on real science and not ego are the best way to not only help your dog understand what is expected, but i creates a live-long bond! Owner education of dog training keeps dogs forever in the home!

Rhinelander: Sharon Larson CTDI
WI
Rhinelander

Sharon Larson


Certified Trick Dog Instructor

 

 

 

 

CANADA
Alberta
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Edmonton: Josephine Nolting

Alberta
Edmonton


Josephine Nolting

Associate Trick Dog Instructor

Airdrie: Diane Martin

Alberta
Airdrie

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Diane Martin
Diane@dieselsdogstore.com
www.dieseldogstore.com

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Associate Trick Dog Instructor
I have owned dogs all of my life and my work with my fear reactive dog has turned my focus toward training. I strongly believe that trick training with my dog has boosted his confidence and helped to create an atmosphere where reactivity didn't rule who he was and our relationship.

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Calgary: Dana Gallagher,CPDT-KA, KPA-CTP Bronze Medal Trainer

Alberta
Calgary


Dana Gallagher

Associate Trick Dog Instructor
I'm a CPDT-KA, KPA-CTP, and I love teaching trick classes. Looking for a way to interest more students in the fun and value of trick training.

Calgary: Katerina Jansen, CTDI Bronze Medal Trainer

Alberta
Calgary


Katerina Jansen
Katerina727@hotmail.com
1 (403) 404-7654

Dream big because anything is PAWsible
I started trick training when I was young with our family dog, a border collie. I then moved on to agility training and was able to start my own company when I was just 16 years old. Over the years I have trained, assisted and volunteered with a number of organizations. I currently have two dogs, a standard poodle and a rescued mix breed. We enjoy doing trick training, agility, parkour, tracking and mushing in those cold winter months.

Calgary: Lisa Porter

Alberta
Calgary


Lisa Porter

Associate Trick Dog Instructor
I have been training/competing with my dogs for many years. I have trained/titled a variety of breeds, including Golden Retrievers, Chesapeake Bay Retrievers, a Labrador Retriever, a Dandie Dinmont Terrier and a Poodle cross, but I currently breed & train/compete with my Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers in conformation, agility, flyball, rally, obedience, scent hurdle, dock diving, disc dog, nosework, tracking, Canine Good Neighbour testing, retriever hunt training as well as trick training. Over the years, we have earned several hundred titles! As of today, my dogs have earned 18 trick titles, and working on more! I believe in making training a hugely fun and positive experience for all, with lots of treats, praise and play, and adapting methods as needed to fit each dog's learning style and temperament. I have previously taught competition agility classes and love working with students that are eager to learn new things!

Fort McMurray: Koralee Samaroden, CTDI
Alberta
Fort McMurray

Koralee Samaroden, CTDI
Certified 10/11
koralee@samaroden.com

Training Owners and Dogs Through Positive Reinforcement
Koralee has been competing with her dogs in agility for 11 years and has earned advanced trick titles on all of them.

Koralee's dogs are Certified in Pet Therapy, and she and her dogs visit seniors homes, schools, and hospitals to share with others.

Koralee uses positive reinforcement methods which incorporate clicker training and luring techniques.

Koralee loves to teach tricks to all dogs.Teaching tricks promotes a positive relationship, teaches respect, and is fun. Every dog should know a few tricks to wow the crowds!


Grande Prairie: Shannon Wallace

Alberta
Grande Prairie

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Shannon Wallace

Canine Quest
info@caninequest.ca

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Associate Trick Dog Instructor

I am a Karen Pryor Graduate. I am also an Authorized Dogsafe Canine First Aid Instructor. I have a Newfoundland and a Golden Doodle. For the past year I have been raising a service dog Lab. I would like to offer trick dog classes as a great way for clients to have a stronger relationship with their puppies and dogs.

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Lloydminster: Stacey Gamble

Alberta
Lloydminster

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Associate Trick Dog Instructor

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Okotoks: Karen McClean, CTDI Trainer of the Year
Alberta
Okotoks
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Karen McClean
Wags to Wishes K9 Training

karen@tarahillcairns.com

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Train - Play - Love: Reinforcement-based training to build a better relationship with your dog.

I offer group and private training classes in basic manners and obedience, beginner agility, rally and obedience, show handling, K9 fun and tricks and canine scent detection. All classes are based on the principles of progressive reinforcement using force free / correction free techniques. I believe training should enhance your relationship with your dog and help your dog develop into an enthusiastic life long training partner. Classes and at home training should be fun, and fit into your daily routine - not be an onerous chore. To this end, training exercises are created as games and activities you can easily fit into your schedule.

I have a clean, bright and welcoming facility for indoor training year round as well as fenced outdoor training spaces.

Qualifications:
Karen Pryor Academy - Certified Training Partner
Animal Behaviour College Mentor Trainer
TAG teach Level 1 Certified
Canine Good Neighbour Evaluator (CKC)

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Red Deer: Kiara Annable CTDI
Alberta
Red Deer

Kiara Annable


Certified Trick Dog Instructor

Whitecourt: Richelle Carter, CTDI
Alberta
Whitecourt

Richelle Carter, CTDI
Certified 10/10
the_4paws_inn
@hotmail.com


780-778-8088

Where the whole family can enjoy tricks.
I'm 24 years old, and have been training since I was 19. I use 100% positive methods in my training. I love using tricks—it helps you to bond wonderfully with your pet and it gives your dogs confidence. I volunteer for WHARF (Whitecourt Homeless Animal Rescue Foundation) where I train the dogs in agility and tricks.


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All-Star Performance Dog TeamBlack Creek: Lynne Fedorick, CPDT-KA, CTDI Bronze Medal Trainer
BC
Black Creek

Lynne Fedorick, CPDT-KA, CTDI
Go Dog Go! Dog Training
Comox Valley Dog Sports Centre
Website: http://www.bcdogtrainer.com
Email: info@bcdogtrainer.com
Phone: 250-792-3515


Certified Trick Dog Instructor

Lynne Fedorick has been training dogs professionally since 1995. Lynne's own three amazing trick dogs, Esta, Alice and Earl all started out as foster dogs. Lynne says "Esta, Alice and Earl all do a wide range of tricks and it's so much fun teaching them more! I believe training should be a fun and positive experience for dog and trainer. A positive, force free and fun approach is the most effective and fastest way to train, and because it's enjoyable for people and easy for dogs to lear, they always find time to train." Lynne prides herself on her ability to bring out the best in dogs and the dog trainer in people. People are always so surprised at how easy it is to teach their dogs awesome foundation skills like a great recall, or to walk nicely on a leash. Usually they are thrilled when they learn their dog can also do useful things like carrying the mail home, or finding the remote control for the TV. Lynne enjoys giving back to the community and helping people. In her spare time she is a Volunteer Firefighter and First Responder with the Oyster River Fire Department.

Chilliwack: Angie Leaming, ABCDT
BC
Chilliwack

Angie Leaming


Certified Trick Dog Instructor
I am a certfied dog trainer. I graduated from Animal Behavior College 2009. I run a dog training business and am loving every moment of it!

Cobble Hill: Lisbeth Plant KPACTP
BC
Cobble Hill

Lisbeth Plant

Owner, Cowichan Canine Behaviour & Training Ltd
Cowichan Website
778-455-1985


Associate Trick Dog Instructor
Lisbeth Plant KPACTP was born and grew up in Sweden, but she is British by naturalization and Canadian by marriage! She got her first dog, Dino the dachshund, when she was 13 and they trained and competed together in obedience and tracking. After Dino, Lisbeth embarked on education, family and a career in the international insurance industry, and she was the CEO of an insurance/reinsurance company in the City of London, England, until she was forced to retire 1998 following a severe horse-riding accident. She moved from London, England, to Cobble Hill, where she lives with her husband Bill and their Bernese Mountain Dogs.

Lisbeth is a Certified Training Partner of the Karen Pryor Academy, from which she graduated with distinction in July 2009. She is a firm believer in continuing education for professional dog trainers.

Lisbeth is a member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers, the Canadian Association of Professional Pet Dog Trainers, the International Assocaition of Animal Behavior Consultants, the Behavior Education Network and the Society for the Promotion of Applied Research in Canine Science (SPARCS). She is a founding member of the Vancouver Island Animal Training Association (VIATA).

Lisbeth is a licensed Be A Tree-presenter with Doggone Safe, a non-profit organization dedicated to dog bite prevention through education and dog bite victim support. The Be a Tree programme is a seminar program for elementary school children that teaches dog body language and how to act safely around dogs. Through the sponsorships of Cowichan Canine, Lisbeth offers the Be a Tree dog bite prevention program free of charge to schools, scout groups and similar community groups.

Lisbeth is a Canine Good Neighbour evaluator for the Canadian Kennel Club.

Cowichan Website

Cobble Hill: Glenda Aichelberger KPACTP
BC
Cobble Hill

Glenda Aichelberger KPACTP
Cowichan Canine Behaviour & Training Ltd
Cowichan Website
778-455-1985



Associate Trick Dog Instructor
I am a KPACTP. I work at Cowichan Canine Training Center. I have trained all 6 of my dogs ( 3 big, 3 small ) to perform tricks together as a team. It is my lifelong passion to learn & study everything I can about dogs.

Coquitlam: Denise Bradley
BC
Coquitlam

Denise Bradley

Associate Trick Dog Instructor
My dog Jewel LOVES tricks and I have taught her using positive methods only. Tricks have helped build a much stronger bond with my reactive dog and I. It has also helped us show others that reactive dogs are not "BAD" andthat they can be quite amazing. I want to share my enthusiasm for tricks with other dogs owners and their dogs.

Kamloops: Yvonne Babij
BC
Kamloops

Yvonne Babij

Associate Trick Dog Instructor
I have been playing with dogs for almost my entire life. As an adult I dabbled in traditional obedience and then I discovered clicker training and agility. I've never looked back !

Langley: Terry Blaine
BC
Langley

Terry Blaine
info@dogranch.net

Associate Trick Dog Instructor

Nanaimo: Gail Beerman, CTDI Silver Medal Trainer
BC
Nanaimo


Gail Beerman

Silver Medal Trainer
gbeerman1@hotmail.com


Have Fun With Your Dog!
I have owned and trained dogs all my life, and I have experience with many different breeds. I currently live with two Chinese Cresteds, a Papillon and a Standard Poodle, and I train in Obedience, Rally, Agility, Tricks, and Treibball.

A member of the Nanaimo Kennel Club on Vancouver Island, I teach as a volunteer in Pet Manners, Pre-Trial, and Tricks classes. I use positive, reward-based training and my goal is to have fun with my dog!

Nanaimo: Bernadette van Klaveren, CTDI
BC
Nanaimo

Bernadette van Klaveren

Head training instructor, Nanaimo Pet Sevices- DAWG (Dog Agility Work Group)
dawgplay@telus.net
info@nanaimopetservices.com www.nanaimopetservices.com

Teaching people to teach dogs the gentle/ positive/ fun way
Nanaimo Pet Sevices- DAWG (Dog Agility Work Group) head training instructor Bernadette van Klaveren is pleased to add Certified Trick Dog Instructor to her extensive 25 year dog instruction training career covering Agility from puppy to recreational, competitor up to International Championship Level , Basic Good Manners Obedience, CGN, Competition Obedience Rally Obedience and carting instruction for all breeds and Behavior Modification!

We learn something new every day, and so do our dogs! Reward based and positive training is the only training method that creates a bond of trust and understanding at a level you never dreamed was possible! Join us for some good fun in learning and playing with our best friends.

All-Star Performance Dog TeamNanaimo: Linda van Klaveren, CTDI Trainer of the Year
BC
Nanaimo

Linda van Klaveren
rainmoon333@gmail.com

Have fun building a bond with your best friend!
I have been involved with dog sports for over 15 years including conformation, carting, obedience, rally, agility, tracking, nose work, and freestyle. I love to work with dogs of all breeds and have a special love for rescue and rehomed dogs. My dogs and I work with positive reinforcement and love to do clicker work.

I help people to build a positive and fun bond with their dogs by learning new things together and having fun doing it! I work with people and dogs at all levels of experience, from first time dog owners to people and dogs preparing for the hightest levels of competition.

Come have some fun with your best friend, and make some new friends!

Nanaimo: Christina Young, CTDI Bronze Medal Trainer
BC
Nanaimo

Christina Young
250-751-9383
dawgies@gmail.com

Have fun learning and bonding with your dog!
I have a soft spot for rescue dogs and particularly, those who are shy or anxious. I love to see dogs grow, gain confidence, and learn to have fun as they participate in trick training. I use positive training methods to encourage dogs and their owners to think through problems together, ultimately strengthening the bond between them.

Give Trick Training a shot! It could be the most fun you've ever had with your Dog!

Nanaimo: Beth Yim, ATDI
BC
Nanaimo

Beth Yim

Associate Trick Dog Instructor

Nanaimo: Quincey Ross, ATDI
BC
Nanaimo

Quincey Ross

Associate Trick Dog Instructor

Nelson: Julia Hamilton, KPA CTP, CTDI
BC
Nelson

Julia Hamilton
juliaxenhamilton@gmail.com
250-825-0127

Have More Fun With Your Dog
Julia Hamilton is a Certified Training Partner through the Karen Pryor Academy of Animal Training and Behaviour, a Family Paws Parent Education Licenced Presenter and a Certified Trick Dog Instructor.

Julia loves helping people build more meaningful relationships with their dogs...all while having fun! Using low stress, dog friendly, science based training, Julia helps her clients understand their dogs and find enjoyment in their training. Julia teaches private and group classes in the Nelson area.

Port Moody: Carol Millman
BC
Port Moody

Carol Millman

co-owner of Wag The Dog

Associate Trick Dog Instructor
I am co-owner of Wag The Dog in Vancouver, BC. We do private dog training, and while we also help with behaviour problems we'd like to specialize in trick dog training. I have a bachelor of science in Psychology with minors in Bioloy and English. My specialty in Psych was behaviour modification/operant conditioning. I also have diploma in Animal Health Technology. Before starting Wag The Dog I apprenticed as a service dog trainer at Pacific Assistance Dogs Society. I trained dogs to open doors, turn on lights, pull wheelchairs, alert deaf owners to fire alarms, etc. I have a 10 year old Sheltie who knows a fair amount of tricks and a very hungry cat who knows a few :-)

Salmon Arm: Lisa Petterson, CTDI
BC
Salmon Arm

Lisa Petterson

agilitygirl14@gmail.com


Trick training - building the bond between you and your dog

I have been training my dogs in tricks and competitive agility for 5 years. I started as a 13-year-old junior handler with my five-year-old golden retriever, and together we learned and accomplished so much more than I thought we ever would! Though I am still young, I have competed at the AAC Regional and National agility competitions, as well as earning the Champion Trick Dog title with my Bernese Mountain Dog. I recently rescued a fearful collie mix, and we are making our way through the agility and tricks world. Positive training has really helped her come out of her shell and is helping her become a confident dog.

I want to show the dog training community that you and your dog can start training and having fun no matter what age you are or background you come from!

I am a completely positive and force-free trainer, with my goal being to have fun with your dog!

Classes will be starting soon with my local club, so contact me for more information!
http://salmonarmdogtraining.weebly.com https://www.youtube.com/user/SuperAgilityGirl/videos

Shawnigan Lake: Laurie Wright, KPA CTP, CTDI
BC
Shawnigan Lake

Laurie Wright

Cowichan Canine Behaviour & Training Ltd
250-886-9467
laurie_wright@shaw.ca

First, Do No Harm
Laurie Wright is employed as an instructor for Cowichan Canine Behaviour & Training Ltd. in Duncan, British Columbia on Vancouver Island. Dedicated to the well being of dogs, she uses reward based training to achieve desired behaviors. She is a KPA Certified Training Partner (KPA CTP) and a Certified Trick Dog Instructor (CTDI).

After adopting her fourth Chihuahua, a calm household turned into chaos and the search for positive training methods began. This led her to clicker training and ultimately the Karen Pryor Academy For Animal Training & Behavior - Dog Trainer Professional Program where she Graduated with Distinction. She is currently working toward becoming a Tellington TTouch practitioner and continues to expand her knowledge by attending seminars, workshops and conferences regularly.

Laurie’s passion is with shelter dogs, teaching them boundaries; to have manners and confidence resulting in successful adoptions into permanent forever homes.

Laurie shares her home with her husband, five Chihuahuas and two cats.

Services Offered: Coaching people to train their dogs with positive reward methods; Pet Manners; Puppy Socialization; Tricks Classes.

Trail: Sarah Fulcher, Cert.CBST, CTDI
BC
Trail

Sarah Fulcher
250-521-0149
carmasteele@gmail.com

Dog Trainer and Behaviour Consultant
Sarah Fulcher, Cert.CBST is a professional dog trainer with over 12 years experience working with dogs. She is experienced in training and/or competion for obedience, rally obedience, agility, tricks, musical freestyle, dog sledding and skijorring.

Her specialties include trick training, puppy training, recall training, impulse control, reactive dogs, and independent dog breeds.

Sarah is committed to utilizing low-stress, positive reinforcement based training methods for her own dogs and her clients.

Vancouver: Amelia Fellenz, CPDT, CTDI
BC
Vancouver


Amelia Fellenz

Wag the Dog
wagthedog.ca
team@wagthedog.ca
604-781-8448
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Certified Trick Dog Instructor

Amelia Fellenz is a certified professional dog trainer and graduate of both Ben Kersen and the Wonderdogs professional trainer's program and the assistance dog education program at Bergin University in Santa Rosa, California. She has 10 years of experience training dogs ranging from advanced obedience and behavior modification to training working dogs including hunting, acting, and assistance dogs such as hearing, therapy, guide, and service. We offer scientifically Sound Behaviour Solutions and positive, fun training programs customized for your unique dog and your unique goals.

Specializing in Assistance Dog Skills; want a dog that will fetch beer from the fridge, do the laundry, and turn out the lights? Your dream dog is already by your side, we can help you un-leash their potential.

 

"We are so lucky to have Amelia help us train Oscar. She has been so helpful and patient and so full of knoweldge. We will be referring Wag the Dog to everyone we know. Thank you Amelia!" - Nancy Kong

"Amelia exceeded our expectations. I am beyond pleased with Sariya's progress! She has become much more disciplined and is now a joy to walk on leash. With Amelias help and suggestions, we haave created a much stronger bond with our dog. Thank you so much for your help, I have learned a lot!" - Catlin Hooper.

 

Manitoba
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Sandy Lake: Anne Bachewich, CTDI Bronze Medal Trainer
MB
Sandy Lake


Anne Bachewich, CTDI
Certified 7/11
alldogsaresmart@gmail.com
204-585-2661
www.klickerkuvaszandfriends.net

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Certified Trick Dog instructor

 

I have been training dogs since 1999 and training humans to train dogs since 2003.
Now I make training videos showing how dogs can be trained to do pretty much anything with the clicker.
Adventures In Clicker Training Dogs: Home of Clicker Herding, Sledding and Grooming

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Moncton: Derek Gallan
New-Brunswick
Moncton

Derek Gallan
gallank9@hotmail.com

Associate Trick Dog Instructor
Derek is a retired Police Officer who now owns his own dog training business.

Rothesay: Julie Lizotte, CTDI
New-Brunswick
Rothesay

Julie Lizotte
Certified 1/13
julie@thelizottes.ca

Bringing out the best in your dog!
I've been training and competing in mutliple dog sports for the last 15 years. My dogs play agility, disc dog, dock diving, and they perform tricks. I love working with my dogs and I truely believe that a mentally stimulated dog is a happy and well mannered dog. I have been a professional educator for the last 11 years and I love teaching people! I especially love teaching people how to effectively communicate with their dogs. I love training trick and I try to do most of my training using free shaping.

Shediac River: Annette Duguay
New-Brunswick
Shediac River

Annette Duguay
Owner, Riverside Dog Training Academy
annetteduguay@hotmail.com

Associate Trick Dog Instructor
I have been training dogs for 25 years. I am the owner of Riverside Dog Training Academy. I compete at Masters level in Agility, and I also compete in Rally-O at the Excelence level. I have multiple titles in Obedience and have trained my dogs in Flyball. I enjoy training my dogs and to help people with their dogs!

Newfoundland and Labrador
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Torbay: Katie Manning
Newfoundland and Labrador
Torbay

Katie Manning
qwestrulestheworld@ hotmail.com

Associate Trick Dog Instructor
I have been a dog owner since 2004 and actively train in several dog sports.

I began training with the Newfoundland Athletic Dog Association (NADA) in 2012. I am assisting their Foundations class, and am currently being trained by them to begin teaching my own classes in the next season. We use only positive reinforcement in all of our training and do not allow any type of physical or harsh verbal corrections in our classes or at any of our events.

Nova Scotia
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Upper Rawdon: Élise Saint-Pierre
Nova Scotia
Upper Rawdon

Élise Saint-Pierre

Associate Trick Dog Instructor
Been training dogs in many sports for years. After graduating for a dog training school in september im back home in NS and want to keep learning!

Wolfville: Susan Harvey
Nova Scotia
Wolfville

Élise Saint-Pierre

Associate Trick Dog Instructor
I've ben studying canine behaviour and working with dogs for about 5 years. I've recently completed a certification in Canine Massage from the Chicago School of Canine Massage. I am a member of the APDT and am currently completing certification in Suzanne Clothier's Clothier Animal Response Assessment Tool. My canine companion, Broonzy, a nearly 5 year old Wheaten Terrier, challenges me to keep learning and doing everything dog! He's the reason I'm a canine professional and I'm so thankful he gave me a reason to explore this immensely rewarding field.

Ontario
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Barrie: Katherine Ferger
Ontario
Barrie

Associate Trick Dog Instructor

Barrie: Lindsay Oakley, KPA CTP, TDCH, CTDI
Ontario
Barrie
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Lindsay Oakley
tigerlinz@hotmail.com


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Forward Thinking, Pawsitive Training
I have been around dogs since I was very young and within the last few years developed a real interest in all aspects of dog training. I volunteer my time at the local SPCA, where I assist the dog trainer on staff there by helping teach manners to the dogs. I also help keep the shelter's website up to date.

I do agility for fun in the summers with my dogs and always try to keep things interesting for them. Both of my dogs are titled in tricks and enjoy spending as much time as possible with me.

There are many benefits to taking a tricks class! Through them a dog will "learn how to learn", have fun, be challenged, and form a deeper bond with his or her owner. Plus it doesn't hurt to know you have a fantastic furry friend that you can show off to all of your house guests!

I use only positive methods with my dogs, favoring shaping, capturing, and luring above all other ways to train.

I believe that trick training should be as fun for the owner as it is for the dog!

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Barrie: Debra Pearse
Ontario
Barrie

Debra Pearse

Pawsitive Spirit
pawsitivespirit@bell.net

Associate Trick Dog Instructor
I am a professional dog trainer, utilizing only positive reinforcement training methods in all of my programs. I teach puppy classes, obedience, tricks, canine fitness and agility from beginner to national level competitor. I currently have 4 dogs, ranging in age from 9 months to 11 years old (3 border collies and a standard poodle). I am an avid agility competitor with many titles on all of my dogs. I also have my own canine performance team and we entertain at community events, local fairs, etc. I'm passionate about training built on trust, not fear, and teaching tricks is a big part of relationship building in my programs.

All-Star Performance Dog Team Belleville: Yvonne Ferguson, CTDI Trainer of the Year
Ontario
Belleville
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Yvonne Ferguson

Quinte Canine
quintecanine@hotmail.com
613-242-5050
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Balanced Dog Training Classes - Serving the Quinte Region


Yvonne Ferguson has always had a strong passion for dog training. Her passion grew while participating in many different dog sports including Obedience, Rally, IPO, Tracking, Tricks and Scent Detection over the years. Having worked with various groups and individuals in South Eastern Ontario she is excited to be offering her balance approach to individuals and groups.

She has attended various seminars, trainings and workshops in dog training and holds certificates in Canine Theriogenology from the University of Minnesota, Animal Behaviour and Welfare through the University of Edinburgh as well as general Animal Behaviour through the University of Melbourne. She is proud to be offering Trick Dog classes as a CDTI and is available for guest speaking, demonstrations and trick dog performances.

Yvonne grew up in the Quinte region and currently lives with her spouse, and her cat Sabre. Her dog, Wrangler, a German Shepherd, is currently working toward titles in Rally, Obedience, Scent Detection, Tracking and Champion Trick Dog. Wrangler and Yvonne regularly travel to the Ontario Veterinary College at University of Guelph where Wrangler helps to save lives as a blood donor. They also can be found at various events in the region raising funds for local animal groups.

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Bolton: Christina Taccogna
Ontario
Bolton
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Associate Trick Dog Instructor


About a year ago I stepped into the field of dog training with the arrival of my pooch Zombie. I've always had a passion for communicating with animals and have been trying to train dogs since I was young. However, most recently I realized that this is my passion in life. I currently work at Global Pet Foods where I have and continue to learn incredible amounts of information about animal wellness and behaviour.

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Bowmanville: Michelle Hope, CTDI Bronze Medal Trainer
Ontario
Bowmanville


Michelle Hope, CTDI
Certified 10/11
Michelle's Grooming
20 King Ave. E.
Newcastle, Ont. Canada
L1C 5B6
905-987-1870
mysilverlining@live.ca

It is all about D-Tails.

Since 1985 I have been completley immersed in all things dogs, including owning/ opperating my grooming shop, working at show kennels
(collies & english setters), showing my dogs in conformation, obedience, rally & agility. I have taught & assisted a variety of obedience classes over the years, both at my shop & with local trainers. Dog camps, behaviour & training seminars are how I spend my free time. My gordon setter Faith has taught me that a challenging dog is the greatest opportunuty to learn!

Member of, and working with, the Oshawa Obedience Assc. since 1987

Trick classes emphasizing positive learning for people and pooches.


Bowmanville: Morgan Jarvis
Ontario
Bowmanville

Morgan Jarvis

Associate Trick Dog Instructor

Brampton: Dana Hart, CTDI
Ontario
Brampton


Dana Hart

dana7050714@hotmail.com

Certified Trick Dog Instructor

Trick training is a positively fun way to bond with your dog. I love to watch how each dog tackles each trick their own way. I believe that not all dogs learn the same and that each dog may need their own special way to learn a certain trick. I would love to help you create an everlasting bond with your dog through trick training.

My dog's name is Ice and he is believed to be a Labrador Retriever and Siberian Husky cross. I got him as a rescue and boy did he have a mountain of energy. I was told that he wasn't a trainable dog, but with hard work and dedication he learned his tricks one by one. I use trick training to keep Ice both physically and mentally tired. A tired dog is a happy dog!


Fordwich: Dawn McMurray, CTDI
Ontario
Fordwich


Dawn McMurray

info@k9perfectiontraining.com

www.k9perfectiontraining.com

Certified Trick Dog Instructor
I have been breeding German Shepherds for around 3 years and enjoy every minute of it. I own my own training facility and I also train my own dogs in many different sports and compete in Obedience trials. Some of my favorites are Rally Obedience, Agility and Dock Diving. My dogs have accomplished several tiles in some of these activities and will be continuing more trials in these and new sports this year.

I love doing Trick Dog Tricks with my dogs. They can all learn it, and we have so much fun training and spending time together. I have dogs of all different ages and each one can do these tricks.

I would like to help others build a great relationship with their dogs and have fun together as they learn together!


Innisfil: Sue Morandini
Ontario
Innisfil

Sue Morandini

Associate Trick Dog Instructor
I've had dogs all my life, and brought home every stray one I could find! Three years ago, now that my daughters are older and not in such demand of my attention, I started agility and love it. I've participated on the obedience demo team for our host business 3 years now. My daughter just bought me a deco for my car that says "yes, my life does revolve around my dogs." I own a border collie cross who is 3, and a 1 year old australian shepherd.

Kingston: Samantha Knapp
Ontario
Kingston

Samantha Knapp

Owner, Kingston 4 Paw Academy
samantha@4pawsacademy.ca

Associate Trick Dog Instructor
I am currently training service dogs and companion dogs.

Lucknow: Lary Lindsay
Ontario
Lucknow

Lary Lindsay

Associate Trick Dog Instructor
Professional dog groomer and trainer. Member Doggone Safe, Ontario Dog Groomers Association. Have attended clinics/workshops with Jean Donaldson, Shirley Chong, Lana Mitchell, Kay Lawrence, Turid Rugaas, Kayce Cover, Bob Bailey and other positive reinforcement trainers, including horse and exotic animal trainers.

Lively: Taylor Duguay-Ladouceur
Ontario
Lively

Taylor Duguay-Ladouceur

Associate Trick Dog Instructor
I'm 18 years old and am the proud owner of two beautiful dogs. I've always loved training my dogs; the sense of accomplishment we both get is a great feeling. It also has helped me become a team with my dogs which helps BIG TIME in our agility.

Lively: Janie Stokes
Ontario
Lively

Janie Stokes

Associate Trick Dog Instructor
Volunteer instructor at local kennel club for 6 years. Experience teaching agility, tricks, and freestyle.

Markham: Caitlin Chisling, CTDI
Ontario
Markham

Caitlin Chisling

ilovewylie@gmail.com

Believe in your dog!

I may be young for a dog trainer, but my life revolves around dogs. I have been around dogs my entire life, and I can't imagine anything better than being surrounded by them.

I am a positive reinforcement dog trainer who believes in keeping training fun, clear and consistent.

I practice Agility, Obedience, Rally-O, Canine Musical Freestyle, and tricks as well as helping train and solve behavioral problems with dogs. My dog knows almost all the 101 dog tricks, plus some great excersises from Kyra's "10 mintute dog training games" book. Dog training has been such an incredible journey for me and Kyra's books have helped me every step along the way.

I look forward to helping people with their dogs!

Petrolia: Amanda Lougheed, CTDI
Ontario
Petrolia

Amanda Lougheed

amanda@keesridgekennels.com

Certified Trick Dog Instructor


Barrie: Lindsey Logan, CTDI Bronze Medal Trainer
Ontario
Barrie
   
Lindsey Logan
Certified 7/12
Top Dog K9 Services
info@topdogk9services.com
linlogan27@hotmail.com
youtube

Bond With Your Dog

Lindsey has been training and dog sitting/boarding dog's for 10 years, she has also worked with rescue dog's and cat's and has assistanted in whelping and has whelped CKC reg. Australian shepherd's.

Lindsey is competing in Agility, Obedience and Rally-O. She has three Australian shepherd's that are accomplished in HIC(Herding instinct certificate), CGN(Canine Good Neighbor), Trick Dog Titles and will be tested in the fall for their Therapy dog work and Rally-O. Lindsey's training style is positive and she uses Luring, Capturing and Shaping, using a clicker for her marker.

Lindsey works at Top Dog K9 Services in Barrie ON as a Daycare attendant, Tricks Trainer and does some part time grooming. Top Dog K9 services has many services to offer Doggy daycare,Training Classes at all different levels, Overnight care, Grooming and Private lessons.

The benefits of a tricks training class

  • challenge your dog's brain
  • bond with your dog's
  • make your dog's better behaved
  • increase your dog's confidence & self-esteem
  • teach useful behaviors
  • have an outlet for there dog's energy
  • have fun

This class will do all this and more it will also be a introduction to clicker training and several useful and fun tricks such as rollover, playdead, leg weaves, take a bow and many more!!

Guelph: Kajsa Milner
Ontario
Guelph

Kajsa Milner

Associate Trick Dog Instructor
I am enrolled in a student-trainer program of the Canine Academy and am close to graduating. I have a fearful dog and have, through training him, realized the great benefits of using trick training as a confidence building activity together with sport detection, tracking, obedience and our everyday activities. I would like to use trick training to help dog owners to activate their dog,s even when conventional methods are unavailable (handicap, injuries, weather etc.) and am a firm believer of mental stimulation in conjunction with their physical activities.

North Bay: Sara Carson, CTDI Trainer of the Year
Ontario
North Bay

Sara Carson, CTDI
Certified 1/12
pawsupdogtraining.net
sarac1carson@yahoo.ca
705-845-5417
youtube

Paws Up Dog Training
I have been working with dogs for 7 years, and have competed in Agility and trained in Musical Canine Freestyle. I train using positive reinforcement methods and believe in having fun while training. I have successfully been running agility classes for the past two years, and am looking forward to teaching people and their dogs amazing tricks! Although I'm a little younger than the average trainer, I am very knowledgeable (and I know how to have fun!)

North Bay: Erin Young
ON
North Bay

Erin Young
Owner, Canine Academy

Associate Trick Dog Instructor
I completed and passed the Therapy Dog examination and volunteered for 2 years. I worked with numerous mentors in the dog training world in Ontario Canada and completed and obtained obedience titles with my own dogs. I obtained a diploma and graduated with high honors in Animal Care from Sheridan College and obtained a certificate and graduated with high honors as a Veterinary Technician from Northern College. I have also completed and passed the national registration exam and professional ethics course from OAVT, making me a Registered Veterinary Technician. I am also a professor at Northern College teaching Groomers, Veterinary Assistants and Veterinary Technicians. Over the years I have obtained various titles such as passing the Canine Good Neighbor test with all of my dogs and regularly attend seminars on behavior, training, healthcare etc.

I recently opened my own dog training facility called Canine Academy.

Orangeville: Melody Scott, CTDI
ON
Orangeville

Melody Scott, CTDI
Certified since: July. 2013
redborders@gmail.com

Positive Fun with Your Dog
Just for fun or to get ready for competition, tricks with your dog are a favorite passion of mine. I use positive-based clicker training. I have competed in disc, freestyle, canine musical freestyle, and I even find it helps with my agility left and rights. Classes are fun and small so you get lots of attention.

All-Star Performance Dog TeamOshawa: Tricia Waples, CTDI Trainer of the Year
Ontario
Oshawa


Tricia Waples, CTDI
Certified since: Sept. 2010
chelstri@gmail.com
289-404-1849

Learning occurs at the point of decision.
Tricia has been participating in dog sports for more than 13 years. Her approach to dog training is fun, motivational, positive, and based on practical experience with a solid foundation of knowledge. To keep her classes current, Tricia is continually reading, attending seminars and researching topics on canine behaviour and dog training of all types. Tricia has competed with her dogs (Tria, Chelsea and L'eQuippe) in AAC Regionals and Nationals; placing in the top 10 in their divisions. Tricia and her All Star Performance Dog Team do presentations for Purina’s Pawsway Dog Event Centre in Toronto, Canada.

Tricia trains and teaches at Country Lane Pet Resort–Bowanville, Dogs on Campus-Oshawa and Robingson Ridge-Newtonville. Utilizing a fresh and motivational approach to canine training for tricks, agility, obedience and treibball, Tricia has created her own programs to prepare students to move to new levels of confidence and communication between dog and owner.


Ottawa: Janet Burns
ON
Ottawa

Janet Burns
Owner, Dog Dayz and The Best Dog Around
janetburns@rogers.com

Associate Trick Dog Instructor
I'm a professional dog trainer/ canine behaviour specialist and currently offer private lessons, group classes as well as boarding school. I'm in the process of opening a dog daycare and training facility in Ottawa and would love to offer trick training!

Penetanguishene: Devon Ward, CTDI
Ontario
Penetanguishene

Devon Ward
thewhimsydog@gmail.com

Be Whimsical With Your Dog
I'm a photographer who specializes in whimsical natural pet portraiture. I am often asked how I get my dogs to sit still or pose in certain ways/on objects long enough to capture the moment and my response is simply: Trick Training.

I grew up going to dog shows with our Jack Russell's doing a lot of working dog trials however it was my Grandfather's Seeing Eye dogs that inspired me to start training dogs pro-actively. I want people to know having an amazing dog isn't out of reach for the average person. With trick training your dog can stand definitely out in a crowd.

I use strictly positive reinforcement training focusing on having fun and building strong bonds with your dog.

I have also successfully trained rabbits for rabbit agility and tricks using positive reinforcement methods.

Peterborough: Cindy VanFrankfoort, ABCDT
ON
Peterborough

Cindy VanFrankfoort

Associate Trick Dog Instructor
I have worked in a veterinary hospital for 20 yrs as an office mgr. I taught and competed in flyball for the last 5 yrs. I graduated from the Certified Dog Trainer program from Animal Behavior College in Jan'13 and have started teaching Puppy Socialization classes. I also do private consults for behavior issues.

Toronto: Tara Halligan
ON
Toronto

Associate Trick Dog Instructor

Toronto: Alison Smith CTDI
ON
Toronto
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Alison Smith
Personal Paws Inc
alison@personalpaws.ca647-748-7297
Certified March 2015

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Where no four paws are alike

I am the co-owner, and a head trainer, at Personal Paws Inc. a training centre located in the centre of Toronto. I spent my life surrounded by animals and, after many years, I decided to leave the corporate world to pursue my passion of working with dogs. I currently compete with my mixed breed dog, Jack Daniels, in Obedience, Rally and Dock Diving, and I encorporate trick training into his regular training routine.

Personal Paws offers both private and group classes for every interest and skill level. We currently offer classes in Puppy and Companion Obedience, Rally-Obedience, Canine Good Neighbour, Competitive Obedience, Show Handling, and of course - Canine Tricks! We keep our group classes small to ensure that everyone gets individualized attention. This also enables us to tailor our classes to the interest of the students.

Our focus is on learning in a supportive, safe, and fun environment, and we love to watch the bond between handler and dog grow through training. Trick training is a fantastic way to grow this bond, and we include basic tricks in most of our classes.

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Toronto: Julia Mueller, CTDI
ON
Toronto

Julia Mueller

Trainer, Doggie Central
juliamueller@sympatico.ca

Treat. Praise. Love.
I have been working with dogs my entire life but when I finally got one of my own things were a little different. I was given the opportunity to rescue a dog and all I knew about her was that her previous owners had returned her for some reason. When I went to pick her up I found out why. She had been badly mistreated and at only a year and a month old she was deemed untrainable. Not only did she not know any commands, she had no intention of listening to anyone at all. When I started training my dog, every one told me she was a “bad” dog, stupid and far too wild. Trainers told me I needed to dominate my dog and that I should be using a prong collar. After giving that method a very brief try I absolutely hated it and knew it was definitely the wrong way to train my dog, or any dog. I searched for something better and I found it! I started using clicker training and positive reinforcement and everything started to – excuse the term – click into place. My dog wasn’t stupid, she was in fact very smart, incredibly stubborn, but very smart. It took months of hard work but she soon became an amazing dog. We even won awards for being the most improved and most obedient student in the class. I was hooked, I decided at the end of our last class that I would spend my life helping to teach people that there is no such thing as a bad dog, they are just dogs with undiscovered potential. Clicker training helped to tame my wild dog and now I help others to do the same.

I am currently working at Doggie Central apprenticing as an Agility trainer. Now that I am a CTDI I can’t wait to start offering trick training classes and help people experience the thrill of earning their Trick Titles.

Woodbridge: Kristen Sivitilli, CTDI
ON
Woodbridge

Kristen Sivitilli

 

Certified Trick Dog Instructor

Saskatchewan
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North Battleford: Carmen Wheeldon
SK
North Battleford
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Carmen Wheeldon

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Associate Trick Dog Instructor

Carmen grooms, trains, and shows dogs in obediance, conformation, and rally.

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Regina: May Fischer CTDI
SK
Regina

May Fischer

Regina Kennel and Obedience Club

Tricks Aren't Just for Parties

I am an instructor of regular obedience and rally obedience at the Regina Kennel and Obedience Club. I have 4 dogs: 2 Border Collies, a Sheltie and a Chinese Crested. All except the CC (she's the baby and still learning) have titled in Flyball or Rally or both.

Regina: Michelle Euteneier
SK
Regina
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Michelle Euteneier


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Associate Trick Dog Instructor

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Regina: Nicole Vaughn, CTDI
SK
Regina

Nicole Vaughn
Certified 1/13
dogisgood@live.com

Trick dogs have more fun!
Nicole has been a professional groomer for over 10 years. She has many dogs, and most of them train in least one dog sport with her (Agility, Flyball, Rally Obedience, Nose Work, Disc, Dock Diving, and Lure Coursing).

Her passion is helping others build a better bond with and greater understanding of their dogs by teaching them how to train everything from every day manners to advanced tricks! Please visit our website for more information and class times.

 

EUROPE
Austria
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Puchberg: Michaela Frassine, CTDI
Austria
Puchberg

Michaela Frassine

Certified 3/12
mfrassine03@gmail.com


"Was ein Hund kann oder nicht kann, hängt davon ab, was der Hundehalter kann oder nicht kann!"
I own two dogs, a Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retreiver named "Happy Girl," and a mixed-0breed rescue dog named "Hugo." Both dogs are tested and evaluated Therapy Dogs. Happy and Hugo enjoy all kinds of scent games, clicker training, and Rally Obedience. Happy Girl also participates in Gundog training. I use clicker training and positive-reinforcement methods (I love my clicker!)

 

Weiz: Alina Geishofer Bronze Medal Trainers
Austria
Weiz
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Alina Geishofer


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Associate Trick Dog Instructor

Alina Geishofer has been a dog trainer and behaviour consultant since 2007. She looks forward to teaching tricks classes in the future.

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Cyprus
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Limassol: Carole Husein, Cert Ed, CPDT-KA, CAP 2 Bronze Medal Trainer
Cyprus
Limassol

Carole Husein

Owner, School for Dogs
Tel: 00357 9689 2205
caroleschoolfordogs@gmail.com


Dog trainer and behaviour consultant
In the interest of the dog
Rescue dogs: Second hand does not mean second best.
Many years in dog training and behaviour. Qualified as a teacher of dog training in order to offer a more professional service to the dog owning public.

2010 Susan Wilkins Award winner for APDT Australia. Have been involved in obedience, freestyle, agility, flyball, shepherding, rally, tricks, etc.

School for Dogs is her dog training school and she now works on a voluntary basis in a rescue facility as education, training and behaviour coordinator. Carole trains trainers, and is heavily occupied by her work in education in the schools in Cyprus. She also has started Tales to Tails Therapy Dogs.

As a force free trainer she promotes positive training methods and believes in giving the dogs a reason to comply using clicker and verbal markers. Carole has trained in UK, Australia and Cyprus.

 

Monagroulli: Carol Anderson
Cyprus
Monagroulli
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Carol Anderson




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Associate Trick Dog Instructor

Carol Anderson works at a rescue in Cyprus alongside Mrs. Carole Husein in training the resident dogs of one shelter Train to Adopt and recently started training the dogs to gain their Trick Dog Certification to assist in their rehoming possibilities. She has studied various canine training courses and is involved in various programmes she has assisted in the creation of on Cyprus. Therapy Dogs, Tales to Tales and Animal Antics Club which is placed into schools, clubs and attending various events, demonstrations and presentations on the island. She participates in Hip Hop Hounds (Dancing with Dogs with Mrs Carole Husein). She assists in the fostering, rehabilitation and rehoming of dogs in Cyprus. She offers Canine Training to private clients using positive / clicker methods of training.


 

Denmark
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Aalborg SV: Nanna Rahbech Pedersen, CTDI Bronze Medal Trainer
Denmark
Aalborg SV

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Nanna Rahbech Pedersen

Certified 4/16

nanna.rahbech@gmail.com



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Certified Trick Dog Instructor

Training your dog should be fun!

I am an experienced dog trainer. I started 5 years ago with a shelterdog, a beagle called Sofus, and discovered the fun of dog tricks. The training formed a bond that made life with him a reward.

I am a obedience instructor and a rally-o instructor, and teach teach classes focused on the individual dog and owner. I am a certified Rally-O judge and have just started competing with my Shih Tzu.

I am a MSc in Public Administration and run a small pet store along with our dog training school.


 

Germany
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Delmenhorst: Nina Kujawaska
Germany
Delmenhorst
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Nina Kujawaska




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Certified Trick Dog Instructor

I come from Germany and have 2 dogs, a Basset (nearly 4 years old) and a Labrador (20 months old) which I practice tricks with since a couple of months. We already passed ETD and are waiting for the comments on the Champion Title. Along this we also do obedience on turnament level. All practice is rewarded by food or little ball games along the clicker or a marking word. I also visited some trickdogging seminars in Germany.


 

Iceland
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Thorlakshofn: Ester Hilmarsdóttir, CTDI
Iceland
Thorlakshofn


Ester Hilmarsdóttir

nh-training@hotmail.