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Roger Abrantes, Ph.D. in Evolutionary Biology and Ethology, and BA in Philosophy, DHC, DF, MAPBC, born in Portugal in 1951, has lived most of his life in Denmark.


Cindy Bruckart is a dog trainer in the Portland, OR metro area.  

She runs Regarding Rover, LLC offering private training and board & train programs.  


Katie Buvala is a dog trainer and blogger from Phoenix, Arizona. She runs Focus, Fido! Dog Training, specializing in teaching hyper, out-of-control dogs to chill out, focus, and listen to their owners.


Elisabeth Catalano, M.A., CPDT, CDBC, CPBC (“Liz’) is a professional dog trainer and behavior counselor.


Tara Choules CCPDT, MAPDT 00852, CAP2, HNC


Catherine Collignon is engaged in the pet dog training profession in France with a specialization in behavioral rehabilitation.


Pet Expert Steve Dale is the author of the twice weekly syndicated newspaper column “My Pet World” (Tribune Media Services).


Steve DeBono is the owner of DeBono Dog Training in Austin, TX and is currently working on attaining a PhD in Animal Personality Psychology at the University of Austin at Texas.


Nicholas H. Dodman

Professor, Section Head and Program Director,
Animal Behavior Department of Clinical Sciences
Tufts’ Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine
North Grafton, Massachusetts

James “Jamie” Lu Dunbar lives in Oakland, CA, with his wife and daughter where he helps manage the Sirius Puppy Training SchoolDunbarAcademy.com and


Kelly Gorman Dunbar is a cofounder and the executive editor of dogstardaily.com and a contributing editor at dogtime.com and

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Marie Finnegan is the founder and owner of K-9 Solutions Dog Training Inc.

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I brought my first dog home at the tender age of 5 and according to family lore, said “Mom, look what I found.” Tramp, as he became, was bleeding from a gunshot wound, but survived to be a wonderful and colorful family pet, succumbing at the age of 16.


Dogs recognize John Flanagan as the gentle giant who they want to serve. You may recognize John from some of the many national TV commercials he has done over the years. Others will know John as a freelance union animal trainer to the entertainment industry.


A life-long dog-lover, Deborah was mostly asleep-at-the-leash with her dogs until Sadie, her fearful, reactive 4-year old standard poodle, came along in the fall of 2006 with a wake-up call: You cannot sleepwalk through life with a fearful dog!


Rachel Friedman has worked with both people and animals since very early childhood. A childhood rich in dog, horse and small critter experiences, Rachel carved an interesting and somewhat meandering but nevertheless meaningful route towards her career in the world of dogs. She has a B.A.


Eric owns and runs Dog Spelled Forward dog training part-time in Maywood NJ, while working full-time as a software engineer on Wall Street. He hopes to transition Dog Spelled Forward to full-time in a few years.

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Edie Jarolim earned a Ph.D.


Trish King is the Director of the Animal Behavior & Training Department at the Marin Humane Society in Marin County, California, and the author of a critically acclaimed book for dog owners,


Dr. Jon Klingborg (‘Dr. K’) is a small animal veterinarian in Merced, California. His practice includes dogs, cats, and other furry creatures (chinchillas, hamsters, etc.)

Betty Laurin is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer and a Certified Dog Behavior Consultant, She owns and operates Betty’s TLC Dog Training LLC in Middletown RI where she instructs group and private motivational dog training.


Casey Lomonaco is a graduate of the Karen Pryor Academy and proprietor of Rewarding Behaviors Dog Training in upstate New York.  Casey offers a variety of services to clients both in home and at the Clicking with Canines faci

Sue runs Muttamorphosis Dog Training and Behaviour in the Newcastle Upon Tyne offering puppy socialisation classes, the UK Kennel Club's Good Citizen Award Scheme to Gold level and classes from puppy to adult lev


Patricia McConnell, Ph.D. is an Ethologist and Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist who has consulted with cat and dog lovers for over twenty years. She combines a thorough understanding of the science of behavior with years of practical, applied experience.

Shannon McKay trained her first dog (a Staffordshire Bull Terrier) at the age of nine and ever since has had a profound interest in the communication potential that exists between man and dog.

Jenn Merritt, CPDT-KA has been a science based, professional dog trainer for over 15 years, is owner of Blue Dog Creature Coaching in Hamilton, Ontario and co-founder of


Drayton Michaels has been working with dogs professionally for over a decade.  He honed his dog training chops while working as dog walker in both NYC and Seattle.  In May of 2007, Drayton received his certification in dog training and behavior consulting from the San Francisco SPCA Academy for D


Kevin defies convention by openly being both a dog lover and a curmudgeon. A reformed druid with an acerbic sense of sarcasm, he began to learn about animal training after discovering the methods he employed had not been refined since dinosaurs and humans walked the earth together.


Chirag is a Certified Pet Dog Trainer and Pet Behaviour Counsellor working in the UK. He is the manager for The Training and Behaviour Centre at Dr Roger Mugfords Company of Animals. He also runs Domesticated Manners Pet Training and Behaviour.


Sue Pearson received a Master’s degree in Education from the University of Iowa in 1983 and a beagle named Jessie in 1986. Academia and the world of dogs collided in 1987, when Sue began teaching puppy classes and dog obedience for beginners with the local obedience club.


Valerie Pollard has been training dogs professionally since 1979, and specializes in working with behavior issues, including fear, anxiety and aggression. She has always had a keen interest in learning and has hosted seminars regularly with international trainers/behaviorists in that regard.


Gillian began her dog training career in 1972 as a dog training apprentice and has been involved in the animal world ever since. She has come a long way.

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Leah Roberts has been training pet dogs in the Central Florida area since 2002, both privately and in group classes.  The classes that she offers include Puppy, Adult Basic, Intermediate, Tricks, CGC, and Downtown Hounds.  She specializes in early puppy socialization and development, an

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Laurel Scarioni is the founder of Pawsitive Results Critter Academy, LLC, which offers training and behavior modification for dogs, cats, and parrots. A significant portion of Laurel’s business involves working with people to resolve behavior problems such as fear and aggression.

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Pia's love of teaching began over 30 years ago as a private trainer, dance instructor, and track, field and swimming coach for the Special Olympics.


Jeff is a Certified Dog Behavior Conultant (CDBC), and co-owner of Training Tracks Canine Learning Station with 2 full-service training centers in Southwest Ohio.

Nicole started her animal-related career after quitting 3 frustrating years of classroom teaching.  Toying with the idea of pursuing a veterinary career, she spent 6 months working as a Pet Nurse at a retail veterinary chain. She then realized that animal behavior was her real interest.


Genie Tuttle is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer-Knowledge Assessed (CPDT-KA) and a Professional Member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT).  Genie has a Bachelor's degree in Communication from California State University, Northridge and has been training dogs of all breeds fo

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Lisa owns and runs Dog Training Ireland with Tara Choules.  Lisa lives with her husband Carroll and 4 dogs in Dublin, Ireland.  Her dogs are Millie and Honey Tibetan Terrier Sisters aged 8 years, Misty (Cocker


Sarah Whitehead is a behaviour specialist and trainer running a busy practice in the South of England.

Karen Wild BA (Hons) Dip App Psy, is a full-time U.K. dog trainer and behaviour consultant with over 20 years in the field. She has a degree and diploma in Psychology from the University of Nottingham,

Nicole Wilde is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA) who specializes in behavior issues.


Erica Houck Young is a professional dog trainer and behavior consultant in Monmouth County, New Jersey.  She works with clients both privately and in group settings for behavioral and obedience purposes.  She has also assisted classes at a local training outfit for the past year.  She has been tr

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