About Me

Professional Credentials

Continuing Education
  • 2021-January 29 30th and 31st attended the virtual ClickerExpo and achieved the maximum of 15 continuing education credits by attending various seminars with Dr. Susan Friedman, Ken Ramirez, and Dr. Christopher Pachel in Applied Behavior Analysis, Writing Shaping Plans, Working with Skittish Animals, Advanced Problem-Solving, and Friendly Introductions between dogs and cats etc.

  • Completed Seminars with Dr. Jesús Rosales Ruiz and Mary Hunter including Don't Fight Extinction (contingency-shaped behavior) and Developing Better Shaping Plans

  • 2019/2020 completed a course in Canine Freestyle with Michele Pouliot

  • Teaching Skills Using Positive Reinforcement: The Journey From the Skinner Box to the Operating Room with Karen Pryor, Ken Ramirez, Julie Vargas Skinner and Theresa McKeon

  • Advanced comprehension and mastery of skills for Smart Reinforcement with Ken Ramirez

  • Dog Emotion & Cognition with Brian Hare at Duke University

  • 2014-2017 Laboratory coach at Clicker Training Expos:

    • 2014 Norfolk, VA

    • 2015 Dearborn, MI

    • 2016 Reno, NV

    • 2017 Stamford, CT

  • 2014 Animal Training Seminar for Zoo and Aquarium professionals with Ken Ramirez

  • Operant conditioning workshops using chickens with Terri Ryan

  • The Power of Play; semi-feral and traumatized dogs with Dr. Risë VanFleet

  • Applied Canine Behavior Analysis with Dr. Clive Wynne

  • Emerging paradigm of veterinary medicine with Dr. Doug Kneuven

  • Seminars:  To Improve Self-control and Increase Responsiveness; To Understand and Minimize Fear in the Companion Dog with Susan Clothier

  • Symposium on Fear and Anxiety Behaviors with Dr. Emily Levine

  • Fear and Loathing, Separation and Fun with Dr. Ian Dunbar

  • Introduction to Scent Detection with Steve White

  • 2009/2012/2013 Received continuing education credits for attending full Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT) conferences

    • 2009 Oakland, CA

    • 2011 San Diego, CA

    • 2012 Covington, KY

    • 2013 Hartford, CT

Training
  • Karen Pryor Academy

    • World-renowned dog trainer professional program, with a focus on positive reinforcement and operant conditioning.

    • Became a Certified Training Partner in 2013, finishing in 99th percentile (62003)

    • Certified Training Partner of the Month (story and profile)
       

  • Master Groomer

    • Graduated from New York School of Dog Grooming

Professional Qualifications
and Memberships
  • Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner (62003)
     

  • Member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers 
     

  • Member of the Pet Professional Guild
     

  • Certified Master Groomer on all breeds