Initially, in January of 2011, I founded
Dogs For Invisible Disabilities, an owner-trainer program registered as a 501c Non-Profit organization.
Some people who did not need a Service Dog, desired having a well trained pet.
As a result, My Little Dog Training Business™ began training pet dogs in 2013. I offer individualized dog training which can include: Basic and Advanced obedience; Behavior Modification; and even address mistakenly titled "reactive dogs" (on a case by case basis).
I also offer Pet Tech CPR, First Aid and Care classes for individuals and groups. They make a great gift for your favorite dog person.
I am pleased to have recently added the "Family Dog Program", designed for families with children who are adding a dog into their household. It includes online videos for the family to watch, as well as set homework. [Keep in mind that this program] is not designed to handle behavioral issues. These need to be addressed prior to starting this program.
My Credentials and other Certifications:
Member of Association of Professional Dog Trainers®.
Registered with CCPT (Certification Counsel for Professional Dog Trainers)®
C.P.D.T.-KA (Certified Professional Dog Trainer - Knowledge Assessed),
C.P.D.T.-KSA (Certified Professional Dog Trainer - Knowledge and Skills Assessed),
Registered with AKC (American Kennel Club)®.
AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Trainer,
AKC C.G.C. (Canine Good Citizen) Trainer,
AKC C.G.C. Community Canine Trainer,
AKC C.G.C. Urban Canine Trainer.
Additional information here.
Memberships and Awards
Knowledge Assessed- Received 2013
Certification Counsel for Professional Dog Trainers. The CCPT-KA measures a broad range of knowledge and skills in ethology, learning theory, dog training technique, and instruction. The exam consists of 250 questions.
Knowledge & Skills Assessed- Received 2016
Certification Counsel for Professional Dog Trainers. The CCPT-KSA tests expert training and instruction skills through hands-on exercises. The exam takes place over a three-week testing period.