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Having been a college professor, I understand the nuances of adult learning and the importance of mutual respect. I am dedicated to helping you achieve peace of mind and a happy life with your dog while simultaneously working to help you ensure your dog's safety and well-being. 

My work and specialty in fearful, feral, and traumatized dogs is partly a result of having run an international dog rescue, which involved working with many dogs who had been abandoned to survive on their own, sometimes after being purposely harmed so that they couldn't get back to their abandoners' homes. Often these dogs then had to survive the disdain and cruelty of myriad strangers before being rescued.



Inspire dog guardians to become skilled advocates for their dogs

and thus for happy lives together

Core Values

* Honesty in apprisement

* Kindness to the vulnerable

* Perseverance toward goals

* Careful, methodic treatment

Certified Behavior Consultant, Canine (CBCC-KA)

Certified Professional Dog Trainer  (CPDT-KA)

(Accreditation by The CCPDT)

Karen Pryor Academy for Animal Training & Behavior Certified Training Partner  (KPA CTP)

Certified Fearful Dogs Professional (CFDP) Instructor/Mentor

Creator of the Fear Abatement Mastery (FAM) program

Author (Books on Canine Fear, Behavior, Training, Handling, & Welfare)

Freelance Canine Behavior Columnist

Applied Animal Behavior Certificate of Excellence

(Behavior+ Works LLA program)

Aggression in Dogs Mastercourse Certificate

BA & MFA, California State University (San Jose)

Previous (partial list):

Canine Behavior Columnist, Cannon Beach Gazette & the Daily Astorian

Rescued Dog Behavior Rehabilitator,

Sighthound Sanctuary & Animal Services

Farmed Animal Volunteer, Wilder Park

Adjunct Professor, De Anza & Hartnell Colleges

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