Petite Agility on the Gulf Coast - Grand Bay, AL
I am a Certified Professional Dog Trainer - Knowledge Assessed (CPDT-KA). This means that I took the extra effort to take a professional examination about my knowledge in dog subjects including training; I must take ongoing continuing education classes to maintain that certification. I am a reward based, force free trainer. I have other certifications, but let’s talk about what I offer.
I specialize in teaching dog agility, treibball, and tricks. Most of my classes are private lessons which are reasonably priced. You will get personalized feedback, video recordings, lesson summaries, and homework. I also present seminars and teach small group classes.
I teach all ages of handlers. While I train all breeds of dogs from Yorkies to Mastiffs, I have a special passion for small statured dogs, because I show and judge for the Teacup Dogs Agility Association.
My other certifications and associations are: PhD; Agility - NADAC Judge (SP1), TDAA Master Judge, AKC ACT Evaluator, TDAA Trial Host; Treibball - ATA Judge, ATA CATTII trainer, ATA Board Member; Tricks - DMWYD CTDI and Stunt Dog Judge, AKC CGC/Tricks Evaluator; Other - AKC ATT Evaluator, CGC Evaluator all levels.
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How do you serve precious pets?
- Pet Training
Which training type do you employ to encourage paw-sitive behaviors?
- Dog Agility Training
- Dog Obedience Training
What part of the animal kingdom do you serve?
What licensing do you have?
- Business License
On a scale of snail to elephant, what size animals do you work with?
- 20-39 lbs
- 40-79 lbs
- 80+ lbs
- under 20 lbs
- American Kennel Club Canine Good Citizen Approved Evaluator (AKC CGC)
- American Kennel Club Temperament Test (ATT) Certified
- Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA / CPDT-KSA)
- Certified Trick Dog Instructor (CTDI)
Proud member of...
- Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT)
- International Association of Assistance Dog Partners (IAADP)
Cat-astrophes happen! What is your cancellation policy?
- 24 hours notice required
Without pet parents, Petmasters wouldn't exist. What discount do you offer our dedicated members? (e.g. 20% off their first session, etc.)
Discount on evaluation visit.
Which part of the country do you serve pets?
Gulf Coast in Louisiana from New Orleans eastward through Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida to Pensacola.
What year did you begin serving pets?
How did you hone your craft?
I apprenticed with an AKC training club, began training independently, lots of reading on various dog training and ethology topics, became a judge and evaluator for several dog sport organizations, took certification examination. Lots of experiential knowledge and competition experience.
What tip would you give pet parents for working with animals that you've learned as a pro?
Give dogs a choice in their training. Your dog will learn to trust you and gain tremendous confidence.
What is one thing you want pet parents to know about you? It can be whatev-fur you'd like!
I have a passion for teaching and sharing knowledge. I am easy going and happy.