Other Referrals


Caryn Charlie Liles, CPDT-KA
Whatta Pup!
Toronto, Canada, M4M 2T4
c.liles@whattapup.ca
www.whattapup.ca
(647) 893-5580
Servicing Toronto & surrounding area. We pride ourselves on results and relationships. We are here to help you survive puppyhood, manage adolescence, and teach dogs of all ages manners in all enviornments. We accept dogs of all ages, breeds and sizes, and we specialize in dogs with special needs.


Margie Weisman
Kind Hearts Behavior Center
Huntsville, AL 35805
director@therapypartners.org
www.kindhearts.org
(256) 881 5700
Offering: Puppy socialization classes, family manners, foundations, intermediate and advanced Rally ‘O, intermediate and advanced fun and games, beginning, intermediate & advanced playground. Privates in training facility and in-homes. Small classes (5-6 dogs).


Doris Curran, CPDT-KA, CTC
Dogs-in-Training LLC
Phoenix, AZ 85033
currandog@gmail.com
www.dogsintrainingllc.net
623 849 6685
In-home training and behavior counseling, R+


Kathrine M. Breeden, VSPDT
Chandler, AZ 85286
Katherine@bekindtodogs.com
Bekindtodogs.com
972.345.7955
Serving Pheonix, Chandler, Gilbert, Tempe, Mesa and Scottsdale. Force free Victoria Stillwell certified trainer offering: In-home consultations and Behavioral Consultations.


Sharon Witherspoon, CPDT-KA, VST
Home Dog Training
Gilbert, AZ 85234
lovesdogs_85234@yahoo.com
himedogtrainingaz.com
480.892.8862
Serving: Phoenix Metroplex In home science based force free training; manners classes, Tricks classes; CGC Classes


Barbara Davis, CPDT-KA, CDBC
BadDogs Inc Family Dog Training & Behavior
Corona, CA 92877
barbara@baddogsinc.com
BadDogsInc.com
951.283.2101
Serving: Riverside, San Bernadino and Eastern Orange Counties as well as San Gabriel Valley. Offering Puppy socialization, adult dog manners and specialty classes. Private in-home training and behavioral modification. All breeds, all problems.


Terry Long, CPDT-KA
DogPACT Training & Behavior Services
Long Beach, CA 90805
terry@dogPACT.com
dogpact.com
562-423-0793
Serving: Long Beach, South Bay, and Orange County. Offering Puppy kindergarten classes, private pet manners, private and group agility, and private behavior consultations. Over 13 years’ experience clicker training.


Nannette Morgan, B.A., CPDT-KA
Pawsitive Pals DogTraining
Morgan Hill, CA 95037
morgan@pawsitivepals.net
pawsitivepals.net
408 806 2021
Serving Morgan Hill and all Santa Clara County. Basic Manners puppy to adult small group and private lessons. Workshops on Trail Manner and other topics. Behavior consultations, specializing in fears, phobias and anxiety. Private consultations on dogs and kids (expecting and adopting parents), pre and post adoption counseling. School presentations on kids and dogs.


Dorna Sakurai, CPDT-KA
Los Angeles, CA 90064
info@pawsitivefeedback.com
www.pawsitivefeedback.com
(310) 266-9418
Serving: Metropolitan Los Angeles, beach communities, San Fernando Valley. Offering: In-home training, obedience classses, behavioral consultations, small classes, gentle and non-coercive training.


Connie Price, RVT, CPDT
Gentle Touch Dog Training
Stockton, CA 95267-1382
puppywhisperer60@earthlink.net
www.gentletouchdogtraining.net
(209) 943-2192
Offering basic group obedience classes, in-home private lessons, and behavioral modification using positive reinforcement methods. Canine Good Citizen evaluator.


Paul Owens, APDT
Sand Castle Enterprises LLC
Burbank, CA 91510
owenspaul@charter.net
www.dogwhispererdvd.com
(800) 269-3591
Author of The Dog Whisperer, Beginning and Intermediate Training for Puppies and Dogs (1999; 2nd ed. 2007), The Puppy Whisperer, A Compassionate, Nonviolent Guide to Early Training and Care (2007). Director of Raise With Praise Inc. and Paws for Peace.


Joan Hunter-Mayer
Ventura, CA 93003
info@theinquisitivecanine.com
http://inquisitivecanine.com


Stacy Braslau-Schneck, MA, CPDT-KA, CAP2
Stacy’s Wag ‘N’ Train
San Jose, CA 95125
stacy@wagntrain
wagntrain.com
408-278-3672
Puppy socialization classes, manners classes, obedience classes, in-home consultations, behavioral consultations, small classes, gentle training!


Penelope Brown
Phi Beta K9 School for Dogs
Washington, DC 20009
swamidogs@gmail.com
phibetak9.com
202-986-1147


Nancy Fitzgerald, CPDT-KA, PMCT
Positive Results Dog Training
BM, INSTR
Wilmington, DE 19802
nfitzgerald@positiveresultsdogtraining.com
www.positiveresultsdogtraining.com
(302) 761-9125
Serving Northern Delaware and surrounding areas. Offering puppy kindergarten, basic and intermediate basic manners, private training, behavior modification, custom services.


Leah Roberts
Dog Willing Positive Training Solutions
Oviedo, FL 32765
DogWillingTraining@gmail.com
dogwilling.com
321-765-3436
Serving Seminole and Orange County Areas. Puppy, Basic Adult, Intermediate, Sniff ‘n Seek, Tricks and Social classes, and more. Private in-home training available. Specializing in young puppy socialization and development.


P.J. Lacette, APDT Charter Member, NADOI
Best Paw Forward Inc.
Osteen, FL 32764-8872
bestpaw@iag.net
www.bestpaw.com
(407) 321-1006
Serving Central FL, esp. Osteen, Deltona, Maitland, DeLand, and Kissimmee. Offering gentle training via small-group and private classes (PuppyLove, basic manners, competitive obedience, agility, show performance); workshops and classes; and board-and-train in a home setting.


Tim Mullally, CPDT
A Dog’s Best Friend
Plantation, FL 33324
info@adogsbestfriend.com
www.adogsbestfriend.com
(954) 791-2717
Serving Miami Beach, North Miami, Delray, Boca Raton, and all of Broward County, FL. Offering puppy kindergarten, group obedience classes, in-home lessons, and board and train services.


Holly Blakney, CPDT-KA
Dog Training Academy of South Florida, Inc.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33317
dtasfl@aol.com
www.dtasfl.com
954-916-8300
Indoor, air conditioned facility offering all levels of obedience, agility, rally, flyball, reactive dog, puppy, animal actor classes and more. In-home consultations, behavioral consultations, small classes.


Debbie Bickford, CTC SFSPCA Academy
Debbie’s Dogs
Chicago, IL 60641
info@DebbiesDogs.net
www.DebbiesDogs.net
(312) 498-DOGS
Serving: Chicago, IL. Offering: Puppy socialization classes, basic to advanced manners, agility, rally-O, outdoor adventure, and other specialty classes. Private in-home training and behavior consultations. Aggression seminars.


Laura Monaco Torelli, CPDT-KA, KPA CTP
Animal Behavior Training Concepts
Chicago, IL 60616
laura@abtconcepts.com
abtconcepts.com
815-353-0014
Serving Chicagoland and near suburbs. Offering puppy foundation, basic and ongoing manners classes, in-home & behavioral consultations, CGC/STAR puppy evaluator, doggone safe “Be a tree” presenter, TAGteach L1 Instructor, Small classes that teach force-free, marker based training.


Brandi Barker, CPDT, MFA
Barker Behavior
Chicago, IL 60618
training@barkerbehavior.com
www.barkerbehavior.com
(773) 866-2806
Serving Chicago, IL. Offering training and behavior modification programs using only benevolent methods, we focus on teaching dogs what is expected of them. Class-size limited to 6 dogs so that every family-dog team receives as much attention and support as it needs.


Jo Jacques, CDBC, CPDT-KA
WiggleBums!
P.O.Box 323
Salem, MA 01970
jo@wigglebums.com
www.wigglebums.com
(978) 771-4962
Serving: North Shore Ma; Salem, Beverly, Peabody, Danvers, Marblehead, Swampscott, Manchester, Nahant,, Essex, Revere, Rockport, Saugus, Lynn, Hamilton/Wenham, Middleton, Beverly Farms/Pride’s Crossing. Offering: Private and semi-private obedience, Manners, CGC/TDI Prep classes, New Puppy, Adoption/Multi-dog, puppy choice, house training, leash manners workshops, licensed dogs and storks presenter, in-home behavioral consultations.


Anne Springer, B.S., APCT, Tester/Observer fo
Paws for Praise
Danvers, MA 01923
pawsforpraise@verizon.net
pawsforpraise.com
978-356-7667
Serving: Boston’s North Shore and Cape Ann. Offering: Puppy socialization classes, manners classes, obedience classes, CGC/Therapy dog prep, tricks classes, rocket recall classes. (6-8 dogs)


Jill Freifeld, ABCDT
Happy Hound Pet Care
4208-C Howard Ave
Kensington, MD 20895
happyhoundpetcare@hotmail.com
www.happyhoundpetcare.com
3015301909
Servicing Lower Montgomery County, MD & Upper NW DC


Laurie Luck, KPA CTP
Smart Dog University
Mount Airy, MD 21771
laurie@smartdoguniversity.com
smartdoguniversity.com
240-848-3468
Serving: N. Montgomery, Frederick, Howard and Carroll Counties. Offering gentle, dog friendly training. Small classes, puppy socials, good manners classes as well as out & about public manners. CGC & STAR puppy.


Alisa Mills, CPDT-KA
You Silly Dog LLC
Baltimore, MD 443 625 98
alisa@yousillydog.com
yousillydog.com
443 625 9866
Serving: Baltimore City & Baltimore County Offering: Fun & Friendly puppy & dog training! Puppy basics, basic skills, beyond basics, Doggie Socials and private sessions.


Laura Costas
One-on-One Dog Training
Silver Spring, MD 20910
laura.1on1dogtraining@gmail.com
1on1dogtraining.com
301 650 2326
Serving: Silver Spring, Takoma Park, all of Washington DC, Chevy Chase, Bethesda, College Park,m Hyattsville, University Park, some Rockville and other locations by arrangements. Offering: Fully individualized training in your home. Help your dog calm dog and fly right with an enjoyable and surprisingly simple technique. We can help with aggression, fearfulness, house training, interactions with kids and other dogs and other animals….almost any problem.


Jules Nye, ACDBC, CPDT-KA, KPA CTP
Sit Stay & Play
INSTR
Colombia, MD 21045
jules@sitstayandplay.com
www.sitstayandplay.com
(443) 791-3647
Serving: Greater Baltimore/DC area in Maryland (see website for map). We specialize in reactive cases (aggression, anxiety, fear, and hyper-activity), & training for animals who are deaf/blind. We also offer continuing education in the form of webinars, live presentations, workshops, telecourses, etc. Consultations are available by phone or in-home.


Donald Hanson, BFRP, CDBC, CPDT-KA
Green Acres Kennel Shop
Bangor, ME 04401-2204
donh@greenacreskennel.com
www.greenacreskennel.com
(207) 945-6841
A PCSA-accredited facility offering group classes – puppy headstart to therapy dog/CGC (5-6 dogs per class), private classes, behavioral consultations, boarding, daycare, and grooming. Also retailing quality products for dogs and cats, including Bach Flower remedies.


Liz Fahnenstiel
Pawsitive Canine Training Center LLC
Lowell, MI 49331
liz@pawsitivecaninetraining.com
www.pawsitivecaninetraining.com
(616) 897-9694
Offering classes and in-home consultations. Conformation, competitive obedience, rally obedience, family obedience, Puppy Star, intermediate CGC, agility, and flyball. No more than six dogs per obedience class. You and your dog learn together.


Becky Schultz, BA, CPDT, CABC, CDBC
Minneapolis, MN
BSchultz@dufferschultz.com
(612) 719-8622
Serving Minneapolis and environs. Offering gentle in-home training and behavior servies.


Laura Hills, CPDT-KSA, KPA-CTP, AABP, VSPDT
The Dogs’ Spot – Dog Training Center
Gladstone, MO 64118
laura@thedogsspot.com
www.thedogsspot.com
816-436-SPOT
816-436-7768
Serving: Kansas City Metropolitan Area. The Dogs’ Spot specializes in innovative, reward based, educational and recreational programs that are friendly, effective and fun. Small Classes and private consulations are offered in puppy socialization, family manners and many other specialty classes.


Shannon Wells
4400 Raytown Rd
Kansas City, MO 64129
shannon.wells@kcmo.org


Patricia Tirrell, CPDT-KA
The Confident Dog
Durham, NC 27707
patricia@confident-dog.com
www.confident-dog.com
(919) 824-1624
Serving: Durham, Chapel Hill, Carrboro, Cary, and Raleigh. Offering: In-home sessions, behavioral consultations, and small classes. Gently training you to calm your dog; alleviate behavior issues without fear or force; provide comfort and support through illness, recovery and aging; and improve performance and well-being.


Cindy Mauro, CPDT-KA, AKC CGC Evaluator, Ce
Cindy Mauro Dog Training
3 Albert Street
West Milford, NJ 07480
pompups@optonline.net
www.CindyMauroDogTraining.com
(973) 728-8691
Serving Bergen County, Northern NJ, and the NYC area. Providing personalized training in the convenience of your home, including good manners classes and behavioral consultations.


Dani Weinberg, PhD, CDBC
Dogs & Their People
Albuquerque, NM 87124
daniw@earthlink.net
http://home.earthlink.net/~hardpretzel/DaniDogPage.html
505-898-7568
Karen Pryor Academy Faculty Author of Teaching People Teaching Dogs


Rachel Friedman, MSW, LISW, APDT
A Better Pet LLC
Cleveland Heights, OH 44118
rachel@abetterpet.com
www.abetterpet.com
(216) 321-7654
Offering private and group clicker training. Training service dogs. Blog at http://abetterdogblog.blogspot.com/. Inventor, Har-Vest(TM) Working Dog Harness Vest (www.har-vest.com).


Sheila Ferguson, CBCC-KA, CPDT-KA, DipABT
Columbus, OH 43214
sjf@insight.rr.com
www.dogtrainingandbehavior.com
(614) 267-7254
One/one in home training and behavior consultation.


Ali Brown, M.Ed., CPDT-KA, CDBC
Great Companions, LLC
Neffs, PA 18065
tanacacia@aol.com
greatcompanions.info
610-737-1550
Serving: Lehigh Valley, Western NJ, & Eastern PA. Offering puppy manners, foundation and beyond the basics, rally, agility, CGC/TDI, intro to competition obedience, reactive class, private lessons, clicker training, small classes.


Michelle Frumento, CPDT-KA
Your Mannerly Mutt Inc.
Secane, PA 19018
michelle@yourmannerlymutt.com
yourmannerlymutt.com
610 348 4267


Bonnie Hess
Faithful Companions Dog Training, LLC
Lancaster, PA 17601
bonnie@faithful-companion.com
faithful-companion.com
717 569 5605
Serving: Lancaster County and surrounding areas. Offering: Small group classes, private training, in-home training and consultations, manners classes, obedience classes, clicker training, behavior consultations, canine good citizen prep classes and CGC tests, therapy dog pre-assessments


Debby McMullen, CDBC
Pawsitive Reactions, LLC
Pittsburg, PA 15212
debby@pawsitivereactions.com
www.pawsitivereactions.com
412.766.7632
Serving Pittsburg & Surrounding areas including Allegheny, Washington, West Moreland counties and beyond. Offering In-home behavioral consultations & training, reactivity & aggression, multiple dog households, CGC training and evaluations.


M.J. Moss, BS, MA
WhattaPup Dog Training Services
Nescopeck, PA 18635
mjmoss4dogs@yahoo.com
(570) 752-1992
Serving Northeastern PA, esp. Columbia, Western Luzerne, and Montour Counties. All positive methods. Offering in-home privates, puppy socialization, jr. dog manners classes, and CGC preparation and testing. We help you help your dog live comfortably with you and yours.


Kim Ringer, CPDT-KA
Ringer’s Pet Dog Training
Tarentum, PA 15084
gsd10@yahoo.com
ringerspetdogtraining.com
7242264822
Doggie daycare and cage-free boarding, Puppy and basic manners classes, nosework classes, therapy and Canine Good Citizens classes, in-home privates and behavior consults


Margaret Johnson, CPDT-KA
The Humaner Trainer
Austin, TX 78737
margaret@humanertrainer.com
www.humanertrainer.com
512-301-6886
Serving: Austin and Southwest Travis/Northern Hays Counties. Behavior consultations, puppy socialization classes, group rally obedience and manners classes. Private lessons and in-home consultations.


Susan Smith, CPDT-KA, CDBC
Raising Canine, LLC
Austin, TX 78745
sue@raisingcanine.com
raisingcanine.com
512 916 4007
Serving: Austin TX., US, International Offering: Private, in-home consultations for manners and behavioral problems; in-home, kennel-free boarding; remote education for owners and trainers; distance consultations


Astrid Smith, CAP1, APDT, IPDTA
A Dog’s Journey
Layton, UT 84041
admin@adogsjourney.com
www.adogsjourney.com
801-682-8124
760-271-0018
AKC CGC Evaluator, Puppy, Basic Manners, CGC, Tricks, Flyball, Treibball, Agility, Rally, Obedience, Musical Drill Team, Scenting Fun, Group or Private Consultations, Family and dog friendly!


Roz Ferber, CPDT-KA
Paw Wise, LLC
Alexandria, VA 22311
Ferbers@cox.net
pawwise.com
703-347-3567
Serving Arlington & Fairfax Counties. In-home behavioral consultations and Training


Carole Peeler, CPDT-KA, CDBC
C & C Pals
Falls Church, VA 22042
positivek9training.com
703-876-0284
Serving: Washington, DC Metro Area (DC, Northern Va & MD) Offering: All level Obedience classes including puppy socialization, shaping up training skills, advanced manners, outdoor adventure, and other specialty classes. CGC & Conformation Handling. In-home behavior consultations and obedience training available.


Vivian Shoemaker, CPDT-KA, Assoc. Member IAABC,
Positive Dog
www.positivedog.net
(703) 628-6637
Serving: The DC metropolitan area.


Charlynn (Char) Turner, L.V.T
Dogs On The Ball
Harrisonburg, VA 22802
dogsontheball@gmail.com
dogsontheball.com
540.476.2614
Serving Harrisonburg, Shenandoah Valley area of Virginia. Dog Sports: Treibball, Obedience and Rally


Ann Howie, LICSW, ACSW
Human-Animal Solutions, LLC
Lacey, WA 98503
gofetch@human-animalsolutions.com
humananimalsolutions.com
360 493 2586
Therapy dog training classes (beginning and advanced) handler training classes, healthcare professional continuing education and consultation regarding animal assisted interactions programs and policies. Dog training classes are small (6-8 dogs) Gentle Training!


Grisha Stewart, MA, CPDT-SA, KP-CTP
Ahimsa Dog and Puppy Training
Seattle, WA 98107
info@doggiezen.com
http://ahimsadogtraining.com
(206) 364-4072
Voted Best of Seattle! Offering classes that students can start any time, private training, and owner-present play groups. Puppy kindergarten, basic to advanced dog manners, canine freestyle (i.e., dog dancing), outdoor adventures, growly dog, seminars for owners and trainers.


Julie Sharp, CPDT-KA, KPA-CTP
Sharp Dogs
Seattle, WA 98125
training@sharpdogsseattle.com
www.sharpdogsseattle.com
206-409-7867
Positive and relationship-based training. One-on-one training. Areas of special interest include small dogs, fearful and shy dogs and shelter dogs. Newly adopted dog consultations. Serving the Greater Seattle area. Dogs do learn best without the use of fear, intimidation or discomfort. Sharp Dogs focuses on creating the best learning environment for your dog–and you!