Education and Credentials


Dog training is unregulated.  It’s important to know the credentials, certifications and education your trainer has.  Here is a list of my credentials, education, certifications and continuing education.  I’m happy to explain or clarify any of these and why they’re important.

EDUCATION/CERTIFICATIONS/AFFILIATIONS

• Bachelor of Science –The University of the State of New York at Stony Brook/Regents College
• Certificate in Training and Counseling, CTC with Honors – The Academy for Dog Trainers (under the mentorship of Jean Donaldson)
• CBCC-KA (Certified Behavior Consultant Canine-Knowledge Assessed) – Certification Council for Pet Dog Trainers (CCPDT) (only one of two in all of Connecticut )
• Fear Free Elite Certified Professional
• Certified AKC Canine Good Citizen Evaluator – CGC, Star Puppy, Community Canine and Urban CGC
• Pet Professional Guild (PPG) – full member
• IAABC – member
• Family Paws Parent Educator
• The Family Dog Private Trainer (including all educational and bite prevention programs for schools)
• Bright and Beautiful Certified Therapy Dog team with my rescue dog, BooBoo
• Referral Trainer for Delhi The Street Dog Foundation
• Referral Trainer for Westchester SPCA
• Referral and Staff Trainer for Gotham Veterinary Center
• Member of Pet Professional Guild’s Shelter and Rescue Committee
• Previous Staff Trainer for Animal Haven
• Previous Trainer for NJ Chapter of Pets for Vets
• Certified Pet First Aid and CPR – American Safety and Health Institute

CONTINUING EDUCATION

• The Emotional World of Dogs: New Insights into Behavior and Training with Dr. Daniel Mills
• Fearful Dogs (Debbie Jacobs) seminar
• Living and Learning with Animals with Dr. Susan Friedman, PhD.
• AcademyFest seminar with Jean Donaldson at Tony LaRussa’s Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF)
• Diploma in Personal Nutrition with Distinction – The Shaw Academy
• How Mothers Matter: The Influence of Early Maternal Interaction on Offspring Behavior and Development
• Update on the Science Behind CBD (Cannabidiol) Use for Pets
• Dog Bite Prevention Week Webinar Summit
• Fear Free Certification Program
• Understanding Medical Conditions and Pain
• Feline Destructive Scratching Solutions
• Human Directed Feline Aggression
• Infectious Diseases: What Trainers Need To Know
• Presenter at Wold Dog Expo 2018: Socialization and Counterconditioning in a Shelter environment
• Presenter at Animal Haven: Bringing Home Baby: Preparing Your Dog For Your Human Arrival
• iCatCare: Getting to know your cat – An Introduction To Feline Behavior
• Nailed It: Canine Nail Course
• How To Muzzle Train Your Dog
• Leave It For Leash Reactivity