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Almudena and Laika

I am a graduate of the renowned San Francisco Academy for Dog Trainers, a national certified pet dog trainer (CPDT) by the Association of Pet Dog Trainers, and the owner of C.H.A.C.O Dog Training & Behavior Consulting, located in the Santa Fe, New Mexico area. I am also a certified Tellington TTouch® Practioner for Animal Companions.

As a staff trainer for two years at the Tony La Russa Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF) in Walnut Creek, CA, I worked with under-socialized dogs who had experienced lengthy shelter stays or scored poorly in the SAFER test. I utilized training designed both to improve the lives of the dogs while at the shelter and to prepare them for successful adoptions. I also designed and implemented the shelter’s first Dog Training Internship Program (Dog TIP).

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