My Credentials

Professional Credentials

  • CPDT-KA- Certified Professional Dog Trainer – Knowledge Assessed
  • FearFree Certified Professional
  • Full Member – Pet Professional Guild
  • Professional Member- Association of Professional Dog Trainers
  • Certified through Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers
  • Meeting continuing Education requirements since 2002
  • Meet the American Veterinary Behaviorists College guidelines for trainers
  • Miami Veterinary Foundation seal of approval, meeting veterinary standard of care for training
  • AKC Canine Good Citizen Evaluator
  • Humane Society volunteer since 2000

CPDT-KA: Certified Professional Dog Trainer-Knowledge Assessed. CPDT-KA is an internationally recognized certification program for professional dog trainers. A certification exam and continuing education requirement ensures that CPDT-KA’s are knowledgeable about the most current thinking, research and techniques in the field. I was one of the first trainers in Florida to earn the certification back in 2002. I am committed to best practices in my field and using science-based, force-free training methods.

The Fear Free Certified Professional Credential: The FFCP has training in how to recognize, alleviate and prevent FAS (Fear, Anxiety, Stress) in pets and to advise clients on how to keep their pets from being fearful in the home, in transport and at the veterinary hospital. This includes a pledge to treat pets as a whole being and always give their emotional well-being as much priority as their physical well-being. For more, go to FAQs, or

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