Professional Development/CV

2022

Professional Experience:

  • Private multi-species animal training & behavior consulting

  • Private hands-on multi-species animal training

  • Training animals for film roles & on-set

  • Online education course development

Species worked with (emphasis):

  • Dogs (Film/TV/Media, Aggression)

  • Horses

  • Pigs

  • Cats (Film/TV/Media)

  • 2022 Wishlist: Exotics (Zoos & Aquarium)

Continuing Education (title, educator, and CEU list) - Completed

Total CEUs: 32.5 CCPDT, 30.5 IAABC, 24 PPAB, 30.5 KPA, 10 IATCE, 1.5 RACE

  • Certified Professional Animal Trainer - Knowledge Assessed (CPAT-KA) accreditation exam - International Animal Trainers Certification Board (IATCB)

  • Enrichment Framework for Behavior Modification Master Class - Pet Harmony, Allie Bender/Emily Strong (30 CCPDT, 28 IAABC, 24 PPAB, 28 KPA)

  • 1-on-1 professional development/business coaching - Pet Harmony, Allie Bender

  • Toward a New Understanding of Constructional Aggression Treatment (CAT) - Kellie Snider MS (1.5 CCPDT, 1.5 IAABC, 1.5 KPA)

  • Nonlinear Contingency Analysis: Going Beyond Cognition and Behavior in Clinical Practice - T.V. Joe Layng PhD/Paul Thomas Andronis PhD/R. Trend Codd III EdS/Awab Abdel-Jalil MS

  • Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High - Kerry Patterson/Joseph Grenny/Ron McMillan/Al Switzler

  • Working Safely with Dangerous Animals - San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance Academy, Niki Boyd/Autumn Nelson/Kim Gray/Dean Gibson/Kim Livingstone/Peggy Sexton (2.5 IACTE)

  • Animal Behavior 1: Why Study Animal Behavior? - San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance Academy, Kristina Horback PhD/Lance Miller PhD/Greg Vicino (1 IATCE)

  • Animal Behavior 2: Application of Animal Behavior Reserach in Zoos and Aquariums - San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance Academy, Kristina Horback PhD/Lance Miller PhD/Greg Vicino (1 IATCE)

  • Animal Behavior 3: Experimenter, Observer, and Sampling Bias - San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance Academy, Kristina Horback PhD/Lance Miller PhD/Greg Vicino (1 IATCE)

  • Animal Behavior 4: Reliability and Validity - San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance Academy, Kristina Horback PhD/Lance Miller PhD/Greg Vicino (1 IATCE)

  • Animal Welfare Professional - San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance Academy, Lance Miller PhD/Gary Priest (2.5 IACTE)

  • Animal Show Development - San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance Academy (1 IATCE)

  • Infectious Conditions: What Trainers Need to Know - Fear Free Pets (1 CCPDT, 1 IAABC, 1 KPA, 1.5 RACE)

Continuing Education (title, educator, and CEU list) - In Progress

Total CEUs: 33.5 CCPDT, 41 IAABC, 55 PPAB, 3.5 KPA, 6 RACE + TBA

  • Canine Fitness Trainer Certificate Program (CPCFT) - Fenzi Dog Sports Academy (FDSA), Dr. Debbie Torraca DPT (TBA)

  • Behavior Bible: Chapter 1 (Verses 1-7: Domestication & Evolution, Genetics, Neurobiology, Endocrinology, Physiology, Cognition & Emotion, Sociology) - The School of Canine Science, Jo-Rosie Haffenden MSc/Nando Brown/Dean Nicholas (TBA)

  • Dog Trainer Certificate Program (DN-DTC) final video submission & certificate - DogNostics/Louise Stapleton-Frappell (30 CCPDT, 37.5 IAABC, 55 PPAB)

  • Puppy Development & Socialization (Puppy Lab 1 & 5 of 5) - The School of Canine Science, Jo-Rosie Haffenden MSc/Nando Brown/Dean Nicholas (TBA)

  • A Close Look at Canine Enrichment: What, Why, and How? - Fear Free Pets (1 RACE)

  • Animal Trainer Proactive and Preventative Training - Fear Free Pets (1.5 CCPDT, 1.5 IAABC, 1.5 KPA, 1 RACE)

  • Understanding Medical Conditions and Pain - Fear Free Pets (1 CCPDT, 1 IAABC, 1 KPA, 1 RACE)

  • Feline Destructive Scratching Solutions - Fear Free Pets (1 RACE)

  • Next Level Nail Trims: Cooperative Care Behaviors - Fear Free Pets (TBA)

  • The Role of Technicians, Treats, and More in Fear Free - Fear Free Pets (TBA)

  • The Path to a Great Bath: An In-Depth Look at Fear Free Bathing - Fear Free Pets (1 RACE)

  • Animal Nutrition - San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance Academy (TBA)

  • Introduction to Enrichment - San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance Academy (TBA)

  • Interpretation Basics: Module 1 - San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance Academy (TBA)

  • Interpretation Basic: Module 2 - San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance Academy (TBA)

  • Interpretation Basic: Module 3 - San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance Academy (TBA)

  • Worms, Germs, and You (Introduction to Zoonotic Disease) - San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance Academy (TBA)

  • Zoonotic Disease and Biosecurity - San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance Academy (TBA)

  • If You Leverage Your Passion You Will Find More Clients to Help - DogNostics, Niki Tudge MBA (TBA)

  • Multiple courses in education, instructional design, and film production not individually listed - LinkedIn Learning (various instructors)

  • The Animal Behavior Management Alliance Conference 2021 - AnimalProfessional.com, The Animal Behavior Management Alliance (TBA)

                  • List of presentations with presenter list TBA

Continuing Education (title, educator, and CEU list) - Planned

Total CEUs: 30 CCPDT, 45 IAABC, 27 KPA, 16 IATCB, 9 BACB + TBA

  • Living and Learning with Animals (LLA) - BehaviorWorks, Dr. Susan Friedman PhD (21 CCPDT, 36 IAABC, 18 KPA, 16 IATCB)

  • Smart Reinforcement - Karen Pryor Academy, Ken Ramirez (21 CCPDT, 25 IAABC, 21 KPA, 20 IATCB)

  • Measuring Behavior - Ethology Institute, Roger Abrantes PhD (TBA)

2021

Professional Experience:

  • Private multi-species animal training & behavior consulting

  • Private hands-on multi-species animal training

Species worked with (emphasis):

  • Dogs (Aggression, Film/TV/Media)

  • Cats

  • Horses

  • Parrots

Continuing Education (title, educator, and CEU list)

Total CEUs: 56.75 CCPDT, 30.75 IAABC, 26.25 PPAB, 21.25 KPA, 20.25 RACE, 24 PPGA, 19.25 Texas ACO, 7 IACP, 1.7 NASBA, 7 NBCAAM + TBA

  • Canine Behavior & Nutrition - The School of Canine Science, Jo-Rosie Haffenden MSc (TBA)

  • Equine Welfare & Management Diploma - Centre of Excellence, Alizé Veillard-Muckensturm BSc (TBA)

  • Predation Substitute Training - Simone Mueller (TBA)

  • Certified Dog Bite Prevention Educator - DogNostics, Niki Tudge MBA (2.5 IAABC, 6 PPAB)

  • Licensed Be a Tree Presenter - Doggone Safe

  • Pet Dog Ambassador Program (PDA) Instructor/Evaluator - Pet Dog Ambassador

  • Certified Canine First Aid (3-year renewal) - DogSafe Canine First Aid, Michelle Sevigny (7 IAABC, 7 IACP, 7 NBCAAM)

  • Standard First Aid & CPR-C - Red Cross

  • Those Bum Knees (CC260) - Fenzi Dog Sports Academy (FDSA), Dr. Debbie Torraca DPT (TBA)

  • Certified Trick Dog Instructor (CTDI) - Do More With Your Dog!®, Kyra Sundance (21 CCPDT)

  • Certified Canine Fitness Coach (CCFC) - Do More With Your Dog!®, Kyra Sundance (8 CCPDT)

  • Certified Stunt Dog Judge (SDJ) - Do More With Your Dog!®, Kyra Sundance (7.5 CCPDT)

  • Certified Animal Actors Evaluator (AACE) - Do More With Your Dog!®, Kyra Sundance (TBA)

  • Motion Picture Industry Orientation (MPPIO) - Motion Picture Production Industry Association (MPPIA)

  • WHIMIS 2015 - Motion Picture Production Industry Association (MPPIA)

  • Partnering with Veterinary Professionals - Fear Free Pets (1 CCPDT, 1 IAABC, 1 KPA)

  • Fear Free Scheduling and Marketing your Fear Free Certification Online - Fear Free Pets (1 RACE)

  • Planning Your First Facebook Ads Campaign - Josh Boutelle (1 IAABC, 1 PPAB, 1 KPA)

  • Multiple courses in business, consulting, and education not individually listed - LinkedIn Learning (various instructors) (1.7 NASBA)

  • The Aggression in Dogs Conference 2021 - AggressiveDog.com/Loose-Leash Academy (19.25 CCPDT, 19.25 IAABC, 19 PPAB 19.25 KPA, 24 PPGA, 19.25 RACE, 19.25 Texas ACO)

                  • The Evolution of Aggression: Where Have We Been and Where We Are Going - Michael Shikasio

                  • Medication Use for Aggression Cases: Applications and Considerations - Dr. Chris Pachel DVM, DACVB

                  • Turning Triggers into Behavioral Cues - Kathy Sdao MA

                  • Two Steps Forward and One Step Back: A Case Study in Reactivity - Denise Fenzi

                  • Lessons Learned from Former Fighting Dogs - Victoria Cussed PhD

                  • Sitting in the U-Bend: Talking About Behavioral Euthanasia - Trish McMillan MS

                  • But My Dog Isn't Food Motivated - Kathy Sdao

                  • Treating Aggression through Enrichment Framework - Allie Bender/Emily Strong

                  • Have You Been Following the Changes in BAT for Socialization and Resilience? - Grisha Stewart

                  • When People Attack: Defensive Handling Skills for Humans - Melanie Cerone PhD

                  • Is Your Aggressive Dog Painful? - Dr. Debbie Torraca DPT

                  • Walking through Challenges with Training and Behavior Management of Day to Day and Veterinary Care Behaviors - Chirag Patel

2020

Professional Experience:

  • Private dog training & behavior consulting

  • Horse stable hand/management

Species worked with (emphasis):

  • Dogs (Aggression)

  • Cats

  • Horses

Continuing Education (title, educator, and CEU list)

Total CEUs: 80.5 CCPDT, 101.25 IAABC, 62.5 PPAB, 81.5 KPA, 20 RACE, 24 PPGA, 18.75 Texas DHSH, 52 INTODogs, 120 CPD hours, 4.8 NASBA, 1.25 PMI + TBA

  • Aggression in Dogs Master Course - AggressiveDog.com, Michael Shikasio/Dr. Chris Pachel, DVM/Kim Brophey (30 CCPDT, 36 IAABC, 30 KPA, 19 IATCB, 28 PPGA)

  • Dog Trainer Certificate Program (DN-DTC), course & exams - DogNostics, Louise Stapleton-Frappell

  • Canine Reactive Behavior Advanced Certificate - Canine Principles (50 CPD hours)

  • Canine Fear - Canine Principles (10 CPD hours)

  • Senior Dog Care - Canine Principles (50 CPD hours)

  • Easy Walks with your Reactive Dog - Canine Principles (10 CPD hours)

  • Beyond Food: The Premack Principle - Kathy Sdao (2 IATCB, TBA)

  • Mastering Day Training - dog*biz, Gina Torres (8 IAABC, 5 PPAB)

  • Reactive Dogs - The Science and Art of Setups and use of Live Decoy Dogs to Achieve Success - Yvette Van Veen (1.5 CCPDT, 1.5 IAABC, 1.5 PPAB, 1.5 KPA)

  • Fear Free Nail Trims: Behavioral Considerations to Trim Away the Terror - Fear Free Pets (1 RACE)

  • Saying "NO" more often: Capitalizing on your unique value - Adina Silberstein (1 IAABC, 1 PPAB, 1 KPA)

  • Survive & Thrive, 6-week live webinar series - dog*biz, Veronica Boutelle/Gina Torres (TBA)

  • Thrive! 24-week live webinar & workshop series - dog*biz, Veronica Boutelle/Gina Torres (TBA)

  • 90-day business coaching program - Paula Nowack

  • Multiple courses in business, marketing, critical thinking, and film production not individually listed - LinkedIn Learning (various instructors) (4.8 NASBA, 1.25 PMI)

  • The Aggression in Dogs Conference 2020 - AggressiveDogs.com/Loose-Leash Academy (19 CCPDT, 18.75 IAABC, 19 PPAB, 19 KPA, 19 RACE, 18.75 Texas DHSH)

                  • The Many Lenses of Aggression: Is This Party Just Getting Started? - Michael Shikasio

                  • Medication Causes and Medical Medical Interventions for Aggressoin in Dogs - Dr. Amy Pike DVM, DACVB

                  • Fighting Like Cats & Dogs: Dealing with Interspecies Aggression - Katenna Jones

                  • Understanding High Drive Dogs: When the Abnormal is Absolutely Normal - Denise Fenzi

                  • Tools for Evaluating Aggression: What Works in the Real World? - James Crosby MS

                  • Ethological Contributions to Aggression in Dogs - Kim Brophey

                  • Cooperative Counter-Conditioning for Aggressive Dogs: Putting the Learner in Control - Leslie McDevitt

                  • Secrets of the Shelter Ninjas - Trish McMillan MS

                  • Puppy or Piranha? Interactive Strategies for Raising, Training, and Enjoying High Drive, Enthusiastically Biting Dogs - Denise Fenzi

                  • Growing Pro-Social and Brain Power(ed) Dogs: Cognitive-Behavioral Interventions for Canine Aggression - Laura Donaldson PhD

                  • Troubleshooting Difficult Scenarios in Aggression Cases - Michael Shikasio

                  • The Neuroscience of Aggression - Dr. Kathy Murphy PhD

  • The Lemonade Conference 2020 - The International Academy of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC)/Fenzi Dog Sports Academy (FDSA) (TBA)

                  • List of presentations with presenter list TBA

  • Geek Week 2020 - The Pet Professional Guild (PPG) (30 CCPDT, 36 IAABC, 36 PPAB, 30 KPA, 24 PPGA, 30 INTODogs)

                  • List of presentations with presenter list TBA

2019

Professional Experience:

  • Private dog training & behavior consulting

  • Horse stable hand/management

Species worked with (emphasis):

  • Dogs (Aggression)

  • Horses

  • Cats

Continuing Education (title, educator, and CEU list)

Total CEUs: 27.5 CCPDT, 21.75 IAABC, 21.25 KPA, 10 RACE, 10 PPGA, 15 INTODogs, 15 ICB

  • Fear Free Animal Trainer Certificate Program - Fear Free Pets (10 CCPDT, 10 IAABC, 10 KPA, 10 RACE)

  • 30-days of Canine Science - The School of Canine Science, Jo-Rosie Haffenden MSc/Nando Brown/Dean Nicholas (17.5 CCPDT, 11.75 IAABC, 11.25 KPA, 10 PPGA, 15 INTODogs, 15 ICB)

  • Mine! - Jean Donaldson

  • Fight! - Jean Donaldson

  • Inside of a Dog - Alexandra Horowitz PhD

2018

Professional Experience:

  • Dog daycare management

  • Private dog training & behavior consulting

Species worked with (emphasis):

  • Dogs (Aggression)

  • Cats

Continuing Education (title, educator, and CEU list)

Total CEUs: 7 IAABC, 7 IACP, 7 NBCAAM

  • Certified Canine First Aid (3-year renewal) - DogSafe Canine First Aid, Michelle Sevigny (7 IAABC, 7 IACP, 7 NBCAAM)

  • Professional membership, 2018-Ongoing - Pet Professional Guild (PPG)

2016-2017

Professional Experience:

  • Dog daycare supervisor (multiple)

  • Private instructor for dog rescue foster homes

  • Multi-time foster home for rehabilitating rescue dogs

  • Horse stable hand/management

Species worked with (emphasis):

  • Dogs (Aggression)

  • Horses

  • Cats

2014-2015

Professional Experience:

  • Owner-operator of professional dog walking & pet services business

  • Group dog training class instructor

  • Animal shelter service partner & dog training technician

  • Dog boarding kennel supervisor (multiple)

Species worked with (emphasis):

  • Dogs (Rally-O, Agility, Obedience)

  • Cats

  • Rabbits

Continuing Education (title, educator, and CEU list)

Total CEUS: 15.5 IAABC, 7 IACP, 7 NBCAAM, 5 PSI

  • Group Dog Training Class Instructor Mentorship - TNT Kennels, Janice Gunn/Jane Eskuri/Kelly Thornburn/Linda Morran

  • Certified Canine First Aid - DogSafe Canine First Aid, Michelle Sevigny (7 IAABC, 7 IACP, 7 NBCAAM)

  • Professional Dog Walker Certificate Program - International Academy of Canine Trainers

  • Janice Gunn TNT Summer Obedience Camp - TNT Kennels, Janice Gunn

  • Essential Obedience Concepts - TNT Kennels, Forrest Micke

  • How Dogs Learn - Mary R. Burch PhD/Jon S. Bailey PhD

  • Get Connected - Brenda Aloff

  • Puppy Problems? No problem! - Brenda Aloff

  • Pet First Aid Certified - Walks 'N' Wags Pet First Aid (8.5 IAABC, 5 PSI)

2011-2013

Professional Experience:

  • Dog boarding kennel supervisor (multiple)

  • Dog daycare supervisor

  • Horse stable hand/management

  • Animal shelter staff

  • Flyball & agility club member/volunteer

  • Full-time post secondary student (Philosophy/Psychology)

Species worked with (emphasis):

  • Dogs (Agility)

  • Horses

  • Cats

  • Rats

2005-2010

Professional Experience:

  • Horse stable hand/management

  • Flyball & agility club member/volunteer

Species worked with (emphasis):

  • Dogs (Agility)

  • Horses

  • Cats

  • Rats