Professional Development/CV

2022

Relevant Professional Experience:

  • Private multi-species animal training & behavior consulting - 2021Ongoing

  • Private dog training & behavior consulting - 2018Ongoing

  • Private hands-on multi-species animal training - 2021Ongoing

  • Training animals for film roles & on-set - 2021Ongoing

  • Professional presenting/workshops - 2021Ongoing

Continuing Education Units (CEU):

Completed + Active/TBA

IAABC

31.5 + TBA

CCPDT

33.5 + TBA

PPAB

24 + TBA

KPA

31.5 + TBA

RACE

2.5 + TBA

Other

IATCE 10 + TBA

Relevant Education - Completed

🎓 Accreditations

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

🏫 Programs

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

📚 Courses

  • 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)

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

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

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

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

💡 Seminars/Webinars

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

  • Trauma & Aggression in Dogs - Slow Thinking is Lifesaving for Dogs™, Laura Donaldson PhD (2 CCPDT, 2 IAABC, 2 KPA)

  • Treat-Retreat Webinar and Q&A with Suzanne Clothier - AggressiveDog.com, Suzanne Clothier (TBA)

  • "But My Dog Isn't Food Motivated" - Kathy Sdao MA (2 CCPDT, 2 IAABC, 2 KPA, 2 PPAB)

📖 Books

  • 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

  • Canine Enrichment for the Real World - Allie Bender/Emily Strong

  • Meet Your Dog: The Game-Changing to Understanding Your Dog's Behavior - Kim Brophey

📈 Other/Misc.

  • 1-on-1 professional development/business coaching - Pet Harmony, Allie Bender/Dog*biz, Tia Guest

Relevant Education - Active

Confirmed & active student

🏫 Programs

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

  • San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance Academy, complete course library - San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance Academy (TBA

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

  • 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)

📚 Courses

  • Slow Thinking is Lifesaving for Dogs™ Spring 2022 - Slow Thinking is Lifesaving for Dogs™, Laura Donaldson PhD (TBA)

📈 Other/Misc.

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

Relevant Education - Planned

Following directions of interest

🏫 Programs

  • Diploma of Animal Behavior Science & Technology (Dip. CBST) - Companion Animal Sciences Institue, Dr. James O'Heare PhD (TBA)

  • Living and Learning with Animals (LLA) - BehaviorWorks, Dr. Susan Friedman PhD (TBA)

  • How Research Works - BehaviorWork, Susan Friedman PhD (TBA)

  • Breeding and Genetics Professional Certificate - EdX, Wageningen University & Research (TBA)

📚 Courses

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

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

📖 Books

  • Dog Is Love: Why and How Your Dog Loves You - Clive D. L. Wynne PhD

  • Feeding Dogs: The Science Behind the Dry Versus Raw Debate - Dr. Conor Brady PhD

2021

Relevant Professional Experience:

  • Private multi-species animal training & behavior consulting - 2021Ongoing

  • Private dog training & behavior consulting - 2018Ongoing

  • Private hands-on multi-species animal training - 2021Ongoing

  • Training animals for film roles & on-set - 2021Ongoing

  • Professional presenting/workshops - 2021Ongoing

Continuing Education Units (CEU):

Completed + TBA

IAABC

30.75

CCPDT

56.75

PPAB

26.25

KPA

21.25

RACE

20.25

Other

PPGA 24, Texas ACO 19.25, IACP 7, NASBA 1.7, NBCAAM 7 + TBA

Relevant Education

📚 Courses

  • 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)

  • 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)

🤯 Conferences

  • 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 MA

                  • 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

💡 Seminars/Webinars

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

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

📈 Other/Misc.

  • Licensed Be a Tree Presenter - Doggone Safe

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

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

2020

Relevant Professional Experience:

  • Private dog training & behavior consulting - 2018Ongoing

  • Horse stable hand/management - 20012008, 20172020

Continuing Education Units (CEU):

Completed + TBA

IAABC

101.25

CCPDT

80.5

PPAB

62.5

KPA

81.5

RACE

20

Other

PPGA 24, Texas DHSH 18.75, INTODogs 52, CPD hours 120, NASBA 4.8, PMI 1.25 + TBA

Relevant Education:

🏫 Programs

  • 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

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

📚 Courses

  • 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)

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

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

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

🤯 Conferences

  • 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 - Power of the Pattern: Pattern Games in Control Unleashed - Leslie McDevitt MLA, CDBC, CPDT-KA, TAGteach 2 (TBA)

                  • 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

💡 Seminars/Webinars

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

  • 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)

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

📈 Other/Misc.

  • 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)

2019

Relevant Professional Experience:

  • Private dog training & behavior consulting - 2018Ongoing

  • Horse stable hand/management - 20012008, 20172020

Continuing Education Units (CEU):

Completed + TBA

IAABC

21.75

CCPDT

27.5

PPAB

62.5

KPA

21.25

RACE

10

Other

PPGA 10, INTODogs 15, ICB 15 + TBA

Relevant Education:

🏫 Programs

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

📚 Courses

  • 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)

📖 Books

  • Mine! - Jean Donaldson

  • Fight! - Jean Donaldson

  • Inside of a Dog - Alexandra Horowitz PhD

2018

Relevant Professional Experience:

  • Dog daycare management - 2018

  • Private dog training & behavior consulting - 2018Ongoing

  • Horse stable hand/management - 20012008, 20182020

Continuing Education Units (CEU):

Completed + TBA

IAABC

7

CCPDT

-

PPAB

-

KPA

-

RACE

-

Other

IACP 7, NBCAAM 7 + TBA

Relevant Education:

🧰 Workshops

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

📈 Other/Misc.

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

2014-2017

Relevant Professional Experience:

  • Owner-operator of professional dog walking & pet services business - 20142015

  • Group dog training class instructor - 2015

  • Dog boarding kennel supervisor (multiple) - 20102017

  • Dog daycare supervisor (multiple) - 20132018

  • Animal shelter service partner & dog training technician - 20132014

  • Private instructor for dog rescue foster homes - 2015

  • Multi-time foster home for rehabilitating rescue dogs - 20152018

  • Horse stable hand/management - 20012008, 20172020

Continuing Education Units (CEU):

Completed + TBA

IAABC

15.5

CCPDT

-

PPAB

-

KPA

-

RACE

-

Other

IACP 7, NBCAAM 7, PSI 5 + TBA

Relevant Education:

🧰 Workshops

  • Certified Canine First Aid - DogSafe Canine First Aid, Gail Dawson (7 IAABC, 7 IACP, 7 NBCAAM)

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

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

💡 Seminars/Webinars

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

  • Essential Obedience Concepts - TNT Kennels, Forrest Micke

📖 Books

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

  • Get Connected - Brenda Aloff

  • Puppy Problems? No problem! - Brenda Aloff

📈 Other/Misc.

  • Group Dog Training Class Instructor Mentorship, 6 months - TNT Kennels, Janice Gunn/Jane Eskuri/Kelly Thornburn/Linda Morran

2006-2013

Relevant Professional Experience:

  • Dog boarding kennel supervisor (multiple) - 20102017

  • Dog daycare supervisor - 20132018

  • Horse stable hand/management - 20012008, 20172020

  • Animal shelter staff - 20132014

  • Flyball & agility club member/volunteer - 20102013

  • Full-time post secondary student (Philosophy/Psychology) - 2013

Relevant Education:

📈 Other/Misc.

  • Group Dog Training Classes - TNT Kennels, Karen Brearly

  • Group Dog Agility Classes/Mentorship - Gabby Hutton/Matsqui Flyball & Agility Club