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This is an alphabetical listing of our Pro Member dog trainers, veterinarians, etc. who have applied to be listed in our directory. They are here to continue their education and they have agreed to the following statement:

"I keep my techniques up to date and routinely evaluate them to empower choice and reduce stress for animals during training or care. My business does not advise or use prong collars, check chains, electronic collars, and similar devices."

If you find that the statement above is not true for a professional listed on this page, please let us know. This is not a full endorsement of these professionals, but given the information above, it is a good start!

Use the search box to find a pet professional. Use the search feature of your browser (shortcut is Ctrl+F) to search by a term that is not found using the box, (for example, country, certification type, or services).


  • Heather Lawson
    Business Name dogWISE Training & Behaviour Center
    Country CA
    Location North Vancouver, British Columbia
    Expertise Training and Behavior, Other Animal Service
    Species Served Dogs
    Certifications CPDT-KSA, KPA CTP
    Business Phone 604-986-9663
    Website http://www.dogwise.ca
    Services Force-Free Training Philosophy, Cooperative Care Lessons, Clicker Training, Behavior Adjustment Training, Fear Rehab, Brain Games, Nosework, Rally Obedience, Competition Obedience, Group Classes, Private Lessons, In-home Day Training, Senior Dog Classes
  • Heidi Boel
    Business Name http://www.HeidiBoel.dk
    Country DK
    Location København
    Expertise Training and Behavior, Shelter / Rescue
    Species Served Dogs
    Certifications CBATI, Other Certification(s)
    Business Phone +4520998616
    Website http://heidiboel.dk
    Services Force-Free Training Philosophy, Puppy Socialization, Clicker Training, Behavior Adjustment Training, Aggression Rehab, Fear Rehab, Brain Games, Rally Obedience, Group Classes, Private Lessons, Senior Dog Classes
  • Iain Sneddon
  • Irith Bloom
    Business Name The Sophisticated Dog, LLC
    Country US
    Location Los Angeles, CA
    Expertise Training and Behavior
    Species Served Dogs, Cats, Birds, Rabbits, Rodents, Other Small Mammals
    Certifications CBATI, CPDT-KA, CPDT-KSA, CDBC, KPA CTP, Other Certification(s)
    Business Phone 310-207-0436
    Website http://www.thesophisticateddog.com/
    Business Description The Sophisticated Dog offers personalized training on Los Angeles's west side, including Santa Monica, Pacific Palisades, Malibu, Brentwood, Westwood, Beverly Hills, and a variety of other areas on the west side, as well as group classes near the Brentwood/Santa Monica border. Check our website for more information!
    Services Force-Free Training Philosophy, Puppy Socialization, Clicker Training, Behavior Adjustment Training, Aggression Rehab, Fear Rehab, Brain Games, Other Scent Activities, Group Classes, Private Lessons, Play Groups, In-home Day Training
  • Iversen Joey
    Business Name Think Spot
    Country US
    Location Seattle
    Expertise Training and Behavior
    Species Served Dogs, Cats, Horses
    Certifications CBATI, CPDT-KA, KPA CTP, Other Certification(s)
    Business Phone 425-780-3339
    Website http://www.thinkspotdogs.com
    Services Force-Free Training Philosophy, Puppy Socialization, Cooperative Care Lessons, Clicker Training, Behavior Adjustment Training, Brain Games, Nosework, Other Scent Activities, Group Classes, Private Lessons, In-home Day Training, Board and Train
  • Jaana Lehtinen
    Business Name Koirakoulu Kelmikas
    Country FI
    Location Tampere
    Expertise Training and Behavior, Alternative Medicine
    Species Served Dogs, Cats
    Certifications Other Certification(s)
    Business Phone 040 7726564
    Website http://www.kelmikas.com
    Business Description Force free training classes including lots of enviromental enrichment for less stress and better dog and owner relationship. Official animal trainer degree (Finland)
    Services Force-Free Training Philosophy, Puppy Socialization, Cooperative Care Lessons, Clicker Training, Brain Games, Mushroom Hunting, Other Scent Activities, Treibball, Other Sports, Group Classes, Private Lessons
  • Janilee Benell
    Business Name Sit Happens! Companion Dog Training
    Country CV
    Location Calgary, AB
    Expertise Training and Behavior, Dog Daycare
    Species Served Dogs
    Certifications CBATI, CPDT-KA
    Business Phone 403-295-6337
    Website http://www.sithappens.org
    Business Description 51.0685541, -114.0050038 Sit Happens!® offers force-free, effective training for dogs of all ages. We are committed to helping you have the well-mannered canine companion that you have always wanted. Our classes are flexible, set to YOUR schedule, effective and fun for the whole family. Positive training with positive results!
    Services Force-Free Training Philosophy, Puppy Socialization, Cooperative Care Lessons, Clicker Training, Behavior Adjustment Training, Aggression Rehab, Fear Rehab, Brain Games, Nosework, Other Scent Activities, Agility, Rally Obedience, Group Classes, Private Lessons, Play Groups, Senior Dog Classes, Daycare
  • Jeanne Shaw
    Business Name Love 2 Play Dog Training
    Location West Kootenays, B.C. Canada
    Species Served Dogs
    Certifications CBATI, CPDT-KA, KPA CTP
    Website http://www.love2play.ca
    Services Force-Free Training Philosophy, Puppy Socialization, Cooperative Care Lessons, Clicker Training, Behavior Adjustment Training, Aggression, Fear, Brain Games, Nosework, Agility, Rally Obedience, Competition Obedience, Other Sports, Group Classes, Private Lessons
  • Jennie Murphy
    Business Name A ROCK SOLID DOG
    Location NEWFOUNDLAND CANADA
    Expertise Training and Behavior, Dog Walker / Petsitter, Shelter / Rescue
    Species Served Dogs
    Certifications CBATI
    Services Force-Free Training Philosophy, Puppy Socialization, Behavior Adjustment Training, Other Scent Activities, Agility, Rally Obedience, Competition Obedience, Group Classes, Private Lessons, Board and Train
  • Jennifer Kolar
    Business Name Atlas Assistance Dogs
    Country US
    Location Seattle
    Expertise Training and Behavior, Shelter / Rescue, Non-Profit, Other Animal Service
    Species Served Dogs
    Certifications CBATI, CPDT-KA, MS, KPA CTP, Other Certification(s)
    Business Phone 206 486 2714
    Website http://www.atlasdog.org
    Business Description A well-trained service dog can make real and meaningful change in the life of someone with a disability, helping them to live actively and independently. Unfortunately, there are many individuals with disabilities who would benefit from a service dog but face significant obstacles in trying to obtain one. Their challenges can include organizations that only service specific populations, geographies, and dog breeds, as well as long waiting lists within these organizations due to an overwhelming need and few resources. ​ Atlas’ mission is to help eliminate these obstacles and help anyone who wants a service dog and who qualifies under the Americans with Disabilities Act to obtain a certified assistance dog. To fulfill this mission, Atlas addresses unmet needs by helping people obtain and train their own service dog without relying on an organization to provide them with a dog. Atlas is bringing a quality of training and rigorous certification standards to the individual that was previously available only through larger organizations. ​ Atlas' model supports the individual who wants to and is able to be an active part of training their own dog. Our Atlas Team Facilitators are volunteers who assist clients who are working to train their own service dog, either entirely on their own or with a trainer. The facilitators guide the team through their final six months of training, working with them to refine their skills, help develop the dog's skills in mitigating the client's disability, and prepare the team for the public access test. We are also working to address a critical shortage of qualified service dog trainers through a comprehensive online program designed to prepare experienced dog trainers to train service dogs and work with people with a wide range of disabilities. Our courses provide training related to dogs, working with people with disabilities, and training for skills to mitigate the client's disability.
    Services Force-Free Training Philosophy, Other Scent Activities, Service Animal Training
  • Jill Olkoski
    Business Name Aldebaran Web Design
    Country US
    Location Seattle Washington (Pacific Northwest)
    Species Served Other
    Certifications Other Certification(s)
    Business Phone 206-730-8635 (by appointment only)
    Website http://AldebaranWebDesign.com
    Business Description Small business web design primarily for existing clients and Ahimsa Dog Training, Empowered Animals, and Animal Building Blocks.
  • Jill Olkoski
    Business Name Solo Dogs: Special Needs Dog Boarding
    Country US
    Location Greater Seattle Area
    Expertise Dog Walker / Petsitter
    Species Served Dogs
    Certifications MA
    Business Phone (206) 730-8635
    Website http://SoloDogs.net
    Business Description In-home dog boarding for dogs that are reactive, fearful, senior, limited in mobility, or recovering from injury/illness. Boarding only one dog at a time in a secure and stress-free environment.
  • Jo Laurens
    Business Name DogWorks
    Country JE, GB
    Location Channel Islands, UK
    Expertise Training and Behavior
    Species Served Dogs
    Certifications CBATI, MA, Other Certification(s)
    Business Phone 07700 82 83 84
    Website http://dogworks.org.uk
    Business Description Full Member of the Association for Pet Dog Trainers, UK (APDT, UK). Registered Practitioner with the Animal Behaviour & Training Council (ABTC). Certified BAT Instructor (CBATI). Accredited Assessor for The Gundog Club. Full Member of the Pet Professional Guild (PPG). Advanced Diploma in Canine Behaviour Management with Distinction (AdDipCBM). Competency Assessment Programme 1 & 2 with Distinction (CAP1 & CAP2). Fully insured & CRB checked.
    Services Force-Free Training Philosophy, Puppy Socialization, Cooperative Care Lessons, Clicker Training, Behavior Adjustment Training, Aggression, Fear, Brain Games, Nosework, Other Scent Activities, Hunting Dogs, Other Sports, Group Classes, Private Lessons, Play Groups, In-home Day Training
  • Johanna Teresi
  • Karen Wylie
    Business Name KIndred Companions LLC
    Country US
    Location Frenchtown, New Jersey
    Expertise Training and Behavior
    Species Served Dogs
    Certifications CPDT-KA, MS, KPA CTP
    Business Phone (609) 213 7577
    Website http://kindredcompanions.com
    Business Description Kindred Companions is a dog training and pet services company focused on creating the most rewarding training and pet care experience for both pet and owner. We specialize in pet classes with real life solutions, behavior modification for all walks of life (prevention, empowerment, sports stress, reactivity, and aggression), and keeping life fun and fulfilling with sports, tricks and more! Services include in-home coaching and day training, classes, and pet sitting.
    Services Force-Free Training Philosophy, Puppy Socialization, Cooperative Care Lessons, Clicker Training, Behavior Adjustment Training, Aggression Rehab, Fear Rehab, Brain Games, Nosework, Other Scent Activities, Agility, Rally Obedience, Competition Obedience, Other Sports, Group Classes, Private Lessons, In-home Day Training, Other Animal Service
  • Katey Aldred
    Business Name Pooch Paws
    Country GB
    Location Norfolk
    Expertise Training and Behavior, Veterinarian / Medical, Alternative Medicine
    Species Served Dogs
    Certifications CBATI, Other Certification(s)
    Business Phone 07841040171
    Website http://www.poochpaws.co.uk/index.html
    Business Description Pooch Paws, Behaviour & Training Specialists. We offer behaviour packages, including behaviour adjustment training. Training classes, & one to one training, on a selection of topics: puppies, adults, co-operation, tricks, advanced clicker training, gundog, and horse clicker. Katey is a Registered, Qualified, Veterinary Nurse, a full member of the APDT UK (01204), a full member of the PPG (7036242), a CBATI, and registered with the ABTC. She has a Foundation Degree in Canine Behaviour & Training, and keeps up to date with methods.
    Services Force-Free Training Philosophy, Puppy Socialization, Clicker Training, Behavior Adjustment Training, Aggression Rehab, Fear Rehab, Brain Games, Search and Rescue, Group Classes, Private Lessons, In-home Day Training
  • Katie Grillaert
    Business Name The Petra Center
    Country US
    Location Minneapolis, Minnesota
    Expertise Training and Behavior
    Species Served Dogs, Cats, Horses
    Certifications CBATI, CPDT-KA, CBCC-KA
    Business Phone 612-387-5271
    Website http://www.thepetracenter.com
    Business Description The Petra Center is recommended by veterinarians, rescues, and professionals. We specialize in advanced techniques for behavioral wellness in puppies and dogs. We know you need efficient progress and long-lasting behavior change; we build a solid foundation and focus on emotions underlying behavior. We intentionally avoid the use of fear, force, or intimidation. Our methods are highly effective, yet safe. The Petra Center has specific expertise in: - Aggression and Reactivity - Anxiety and Fear - Puppy Mill Rescues - Cooperative Care & Low-Stress Handling for Vet Care All of our training has a strong behavior focus. We're not just training your dog to do "tricks" (although we do that too, and it's fun!). We're keeping in mind his well-being, monitoring stress, tailoring learning exercises to his needs, and screening for early signs of behavioral issues. Our goal is to improve the quality of life for you, your family, and your dog. We strengthen the human-animal bond, while resolving the challenges you face with your dog. Learn more about behavior modification versus training: http://www.fetchmpls.com/blog/whats-the-difference-between-training-and-behavior-modification/ We value your input and work with you to design a program that works: http://www.fetchmpls.com/blog/can-you-say-no-to-your-dog-trainer/
    Services Force-Free Training Philosophy, Puppy Socialization, Kitten Socialization, Other Species Socialization, Cooperative Care Lessons, Clicker Training, Behavior Adjustment Training, Aggression Rehab, Fear Rehab, Brain Games, Nosework, Private Lessons, In-home Day Training, Service Animal Training, Other Animal Service
  • Katrien Lismont
    Business Name DOGood
    Country DE
    Expertise Training and Behavior, Body Work
    Species Served Dogs
    Certifications CBATI, Other Certification(s)
    Business Phone +49 171 351 11 82
    Website http://www.dogood.de
    Business Description Dog Education and Training center: offering Education for pups and youngsters, Behavior Training, Tellington TTouch, Bach Flowers Counsellor, Nutrition counsellor
    Services Force-Free Training Philosophy, Puppy Socialization, Clicker Training, Behavior Adjustment Training, Aggression Rehab, Fear Rehab, Brain Games, Hunting Dogs, Search and Rescue, Nosework, Other Scent Activities, Group Classes, Private Lessons, In-home Day Training
  • Kelly Keeney
    Business Name Compassionate Canine Training LLC
    Country US
    Location Toms River, NJ
    Expertise Training and Behavior, Other Animal Service
    Species Served Dogs
    Certifications CBATI, CPDT-KA
    Business Phone 732-644-8160
    Website http://www.compassiondog.com
    Services Force-Free Training Philosophy, Puppy Socialization, Kitten Socialization, Cooperative Care Lessons, Clicker Training, Behavior Adjustment Training, Aggression Rehab, Fear Rehab, Brain Games, Other Scent Activities, Group Classes, Private Lessons, Other Animal Service
  • keran sunaski gilmore
    Business Name Canine Skills Instructors
    Country GB
    Location West Cornwall
    Expertise Training and Behavior, Shelter / Rescue
    Species Served Dogs
    Business Phone 07934352159
    Business Description 1-2-1 Training, group classes and agility. Positive, friendly and fun. Rescue friendly.
    Services Force-Free Training Philosophy, Puppy Socialization, Clicker Training, Behavior Adjustment Training, Aggression Rehab, Fear Rehab, Brain Games, Nosework, Agility, Group Classes, Private Lessons, Rehoming Animals
  • Kim Yuskiewicz
    Business Name The Cognitive Dogs
    Country US
    Location San Diego, CA
    Expertise Training and Behavior, Retail Pet Products
    Species Served Dogs
    Certifications CBATI, CPDT-KA, Other Certification(s)
    Business Phone 760-408-0675
    Website http://www.thecognitivedogs.com
    Business Description Offering group and private lessons in North County and San Diego.
    Services Force-Free Training Philosophy, Puppy Socialization, Cooperative Care Lessons, Clicker Training, Behavior Adjustment Training, Aggression Rehab, Fear Rehab, Brain Games, Other Scent Activities, Agility, Group Classes, Private Lessons, Play Groups, In-home Day Training
  • Kristin Burke
    Business Name Cognitive Dogs
    Country US
    Location Los Angeles
    Expertise Training and Behavior
    Species Served Dogs
    Certifications CBATI, CPDT-KA
    Business Phone 310-560-9895
    Website http://cognitivedogs.com
    Services Force-Free Training Philosophy, Puppy Socialization, Cooperative Care Lessons, Clicker Training, Behavior Adjustment Training, Private Lessons, In-home Day Training
  • Laura Harrington
    Business Name Canine Communication, LLC
    Country US
    Location Newtown Square, PA
    Expertise Training and Behavior, Shelter / Rescue
    Species Served Dogs
    Certifications CBATI, CPDT-KA
    Business Phone 610-246-7347
    Business Description Canine Communication LLC offers in-home private training sessions, using science based, positive reinforcement methods. I teach both ends of the leash; dogs learn basic manners and cues, and owners learn how to replace their dog's unwanted behaviors with desirable ones. I specialize in dogs who have fear, anxiety, and aggression issues.
    Services Force-Free Training Philosophy, Puppy Socialization, Kitten Socialization, Clicker Training, Behavior Adjustment Training, Fear Rehab, Private Lessons, In-home Day Training
  • Laura Hills
    Business Name The Dogs' Spot - Dog Training Center, LLC
    Country US
    Location Gladstone, Missouri
    Expertise Training and Behavior
    Species Served Dogs
    Certifications CPDT-KSA, KPA CTP, Other Certification(s)
    Business Phone 816-436-7768
    Website https://www.TheDogsSpot.com
    Services Force-Free Training Philosophy, Puppy Socialization, Clicker Training, Fear Rehab, Nosework, Agility, Other Sports, Group Classes, Private Lessons
  • Leonard Cecil
    Business Name Auf den Hund gekommen
    Country CH
    Location Lupsingen, Switzerland
    Expertise Training and Behavior
    Species Served Dogs
    Certifications Other Certification(s)
    Business Phone 004176 587 1119
    Website http://www.auf-den-hund-gekommen.net/-/Dog_Resources.html
    Business Description CertCBST from James O'Heare's CASI Certified Clicker Trainer (Clickerzentrum Schweiz, Claudia Moser) Certified Trick Dog Instructor I do canine behavior modification, serving Northwest Switzerland. In terms of "Services", I will click "Force Free", although In am not a Force Free trainer - even though I use no devices designed to work through pain, fear or fear of pain. I am however a "Reward or reinforcement Based Trainer" or a "Progressive Reinforcement" trainer.
    Services Force-Free Training Philosophy, Other Species Socialization, Clicker Training, Fear Rehab, Hunting Dogs, Nosework, Other Sports, Private Lessons, Other Animal Service
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