Background | What I Offer
| Additional Training | Additional Background
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.
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).