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Instructors

 

Don Jackson

 

Dog Training Education: Companion Animal Sciences Institute = PDTST Certification, AKC Canine Good Citizen Certification, K9 Nose Work/Nicole Wilde/Ken Rameriz Workshops, Pet First Aid Certification

 

Professional Dog Affiliations/Associations: AKC CGC Evaluator, Association of Professional Dog Trainers 

 

Number of Years Training Dogs: 7 – Pinellas County Humane Society, Elizabeth Animal Rescue Sanctuary, Best Friends Animal Sanctuary (internship), Courteous Canine, Kind Hearts Behavior Center.

 

Special Interest Areas Dog Training: Behavior work

 

Educational and Career Background: 36 years with Nielsen Television Ratings; Engineering Operations Director

Mary Graham

 

Dog Training Education: 2 year apprenticeship under Robin Bennett and Colleen Pelar at “All About Dogs” (one of the top training facilities in Northern Virginia), and have participated in numerous workshops, classes, and seminars offered by Sue Sternberg, Patricia McConnell, Karen Pryor, Ken Ramirez and Susan Garrett

 

Professional Affiliations/ titles: CPDT-Ka , Professional level member Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT), member Pet Professional Guild, Pet Partners Team Evaluator, Pet Partners Team member, AKC CGC and STAR puppy evaluator

 

Number of years training dogs: 17

 

Special interests: working with both group classes and individual clients to improve the relationships with family dogs and their people

 

Education and career background: BA from Michigan State University, MS from USC. Currently my husband and I share our home with 2 standard poodles and a Havanese. I currently volunteer with my Nellie, our silver standard, at Fox Army Clinic, Providence Elementary School in our PAL literacy program, and at Huntsville Hospital in oncology

Joanna DeAtley

 

Dog Training Education: Animal Behavior College -2013

 

Professional Affiliations: Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT)

 

Number of Years Training: 7

 

Education and career background:  B.S in Biology from UAH in 2007, certification of dog training from Animal Behavior College in 2013. Over a decade spent volunteering in various animal shelters while paying the bills working retail.  Currently working on Redstone Arsenal while trying to open an art gallery in my down time

 

 

Adrienne Lanza

Dog Training Education: 10 Years in the Veterinarian Field: Technician, Reception, Kennel and Dog Daycare

Professional Dog Affiliations/Associations: Professional Level Member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers

 

Number of Years Training Dogs: 3

 

Special Interest Areas in Dog Training: Group Play and Socialization and Wide Spectrum of Behaviors

 

Educational and Career Background: 

Graduated from Grissom High School, Attended University of South Alabama, Several CE credits from Auburn University. Currently is the Lead Enrichment Trainer at Whitesburg Animal Hospital