Joey Iversen, CBATI, CPDT, KPACTP (Teaching Clients, Environmental Engineering)

Joey was one of the two speakers that Grisha brought on board to teach official 2-day BAT seminars during her hiatus in 2014. Joey has taught BAT seminars around the world, including China, Taiwan, Denmark, and Canada.

With over 17 years experience training and showing both dogs and horses, Joey Iversen has worked with all breeds of dogs and their owners. She is also a frequent guest (and sometimes the host) of the "Raining Cats and Dogs" radio show in Seattle.

Joey's calm, patient manner and her focus on pedagogical skills makes it easy for people and dogs to understand and learn from her.  Joey received her Certified Pet Dog Trainer title from the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers and is a member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers.  She is a graduate of the Karen Pryor Academy for Animal Training and Behavior. Joey is also TAGteach Level 3 Certified.

Joey has reinforced her knowledge by attending hundreds of seminars, training sessions, and workshops given by internationally renowned experts.

“Happy, well trained dogs don’t just happen,” Joey says.  “I believe the key to effective training is understanding canine learning and communication.  I teach owners to communicate with their puppies and dogs without force, by leading, targeting, shaping, bonding, and reinforcement of proper behavior.  I really enjoy coaching people and their canine companions.”

In 2007, Joey relocated to Washington from Iowa where she developed and co-owned a successful training, daycare, agility center and boarding facility.  There, Joey developed and taught all levels of dog and puppy obedience classes, agility, CGC, Rally-O, private lessons, and behavior counseling.  She coached competitors in all canine sports and personally holds titles in Obedience, Rally-O, and Agility.

Joey has a passion for helping youth and teenagers.  She and her Black Russian Terrier, “Pirate” are a registered Pet Partner team with Delta Society and participate in Animal Assisted Therapy, the Reading Education Assistance Dog program, and numerous other animal-assisted activities to better the lives of children and families.  She received a Certificate in Animal-Assisted Therapy Activities and Learning from the University of Denver Graduate School of Social Work.

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