Animal Behavior and Training Credentials & Continuing Education

Animal behavior and training related programs completed

Trish King’s Canine Behavior Academy, levels I and II (CBA)
Karen Pryor Academy for Animal Training and Behavior (KPA)
Dr. Susan Friedman’s Living and Learning with Animals (LLA)
International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC) Principles and Practice

Aggression in Dogs Mentorship (IAABC)

Shelter Dog Behavior Mentorship (IAABC)

Summer Shelter Institute

University of the Pacific Animal Shelter Management Program

Fear Free Shelter Program

Memberships and Certifications
Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers (CCPDT): Certified Professional Dog Trainer, Knowledge Assessed (CPDT-KA)
Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT): Professional Member
International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC): Supporting Member, Dog Division

International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC): Affiliate Member, Shelter Division

Fear Free Certified Professional

Attending seminars and workshops is an important part of continuing my professional development. I am always eager to learn from others so that I can better serve shelter dogs, my clients' dogs, and my own dogs. Below are the seminars and workshops that I have attended since becoming a professional dog trainer.

 

2020 (168 hours)

3-day ClickerExpo in Seattle, WA

3-day seminar with Susan Friedman in Marin, CA

2-day Art and Science of Animal Training (ORCA) Conference in Dallas, TX

3-day ClickerExpo in Louisville, KY

3-day Lemonade Virtual Conference (IAABC & Fenzi Academy)  (Presenter)

4-day Shelter Playgroup Alliance Shelter Behavior and Enrichenmet Virtual Conference (presenter)

4-day Association of Pet Dog Professionals Virtual Conference (presenter)

2-day Virtual Clinic with Alexandra Kurland

2019 (136 hours)

3-day ClickerExpo in Portland, OR

2-day Canine Wellness workshop in Marin, CA

2-day Art and Science of Animal Training (ORCA) Conference in Dallas, TX

3-day ClickerExpo in Washington, DC

4-day IAABC Conference in Houston, TX

2-day Canine Science Symposium in San Francisco, CA

4-day Humane Society of the United States Animal Care Expo in New Orleans, LA

3-day Shelter Playgroup Summit in Sacramento, CA

2-day Animal Welfare Conference in Santa Clara, CA

2-day Convergence of Animal and Human Training Conference in Seattle, WA

3-day Colorado Animal Welfare Conference in Boulder, CO

5-day Professional Training Workshop at Natural Encounters with Steve Martin and Dr. Susan Friedman in Winter Haven, FL

 

2018 (336 hours)

3-day ClickerExpo in Southern California

3-day Living and Learning with Animals (LLA) with Dr. Susan Friedman at the Marin Humane Society in Novato, CA

2-day Art and Science of Animal Training (ORCA) Conference in Dallas, TX

2-day Canine Science Symposium in San Francisco, CA

5-day PPG Conference at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in Kanab, UT, including rabbit and bird training workshops

5-day Chirag Patel workshop in the Los Angeles area

2-day Shelter Playgroup Summit at the Sacramento SPCA in Sacramento, CA

2-day Convergence of Animal and Human Training Conference in Seattle, WA

2-day Emotional World of Dogs seminar with Dr. Daniel Mills in Oakland, CA

3-day Training and Technology seminar with Dr. Susan Friedman at Wolf Park in Battle Ground, IN

5-day Deep Dive: An Advanced Training Course with Ken Ramirez at The Karen Pryor National Training Center (the Ranch) in Graham, WA

3-day Animal Training & Behavioral Wellness Caribbean Event with Dr. Susan Friedman, Lori Stevens and Terrie Hayward in Rincon, PR

5-day Professional Training Workshop at Natural Encounters with Steve Martin and Dr. Susan Friedman in Winter Haven, FL

 

2017 (296 hours)

3-day ClickerExpo in Portland, OR

3-day Sue Sternberg seminar in Petaluma, CA

2-day Art and Science of Animal Training (ORCA) Conference in Dallas, TX

2-day Canine Science Symposium in San Francisco, CA

2-day IAABC Conference in Southern California

5-day Summer Shelter Institute with Drs. Lisa Gunter and Erica Fuererbacher in Helena, MT

5-day Training for Professionals at the Ranch with Ken Ramirez at The Karen Pryor National Training Center (the Ranch) in Graham, WA

5-day APDT Conference in Richmond, VA, including a one-day shelter dog nosework workshop

3-day Enrichment seminar with Dr. Lindsay Mehrkam at Wolf Park in Battle Ground, IN

2-day Turid Ruugas seminar in Sylmar, CA

5-day Ranch Experience at the Ranch with Ken Ramirez at The Karen Pryor National Training Center (the Ranch) in Graham, WA

 

2016 (216 hours)

3-day ClickerExpo in Reno, NV

2-day Art and Science of Animal Training (ORCA) Conference in Dallas, TX

2-day IAABC Conference in Anaheim, CA

2-day Canine Science Symposium in San Francisco, CA

5-day seminar with Kay Laurence at the Marin Humane Society in Novato, CA

3-day Advanced Training Seminar with Ken McCort at Wolf Park (with wolves, coyotes, buffalo, and foxes) in Battle Ground, IN

5-day APDT Conference in Las Vegas, NV, including rabbit and fish training workshops

5-day Pet Professional Guild (PPG) Summit in Tampa, FL

 

2015 (200 hours)

3-day ClickerExpo in Portland, OR

2-day Weekend with Ken Ramirez at the Marin Humane Society in Novato, CA

2-day Canine Science Symposium in San Francisco, CA

5-day Five Go to Sea workshops on a cruise to Alaska with Ken Ramirez, Alexandra Kurland and Kay Laurence

2-day Chill Out Fido with Nan Arthur in Oakland, CA

2-day Separation Anxiety seminar with Malena deMartini-Price in the San Jose area, CA

2-day Dog-Dog Play and Separation Anxiety seminar with Nicole Wilde in Burbank, CA

5-day APDT Conference in Dallas, TX, including a one-day guinea pig scent training workshop with Roger Abrantes and a one-day behavior modification workshop with Dr. Lore Haug

2-day SPARCS Conference in Phoenix, AZ

 

2014 (160 hours)

3-day ClickerExpo in Long Beach, CA

2-day iCue seminar with Kathy Sdao in Oakland, CA

2-day seminar with Suzanne Clothier at Wolf Park in Battle Ground, IN

2-day Get SMART about Training seminar with Kathy Sdao at Marin Humane Society in Novato, CA

6-day TTouch Workshop with Linda Tellington-Jones in Oakland, CA

5-day APDT Conference in Hartford, CT, including one-day dog-dog play workshop

2013 (52 hours)

2-day TAG teach workshop with Theresa McKeon in Dublin, CA

2-day BAT (Behavior Adjustment Training) Workshop with Grisha Stewart in Dublin, CA

6-day TTouch Workshop with Linda Tellington-Jones in Portland, OR

 

2012 (48 hours)

6-day TTouch Workshop with Edie Jane Eaton in Oakland, CA