B.A., CPDT-KA, CNWI
She has over 15 years of animal instruction experience; initially teaching, training, and coaching horses and riders before shifting her focus to dogs. Stephanie focuses on providing a welcoming, fun, and effective training environment for all of her students, both human and canine. She trains using a scientifically-based approach proven to change behavior and is committed to the use of positive reinforcement methods with an emphasis on building a strong relationship between dog and handler.
Stephanie has experience working with sport dogs, assistance dogs, aggressive dogs, and pet dogs. Stephanie is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer - Knowledge Assessed® (CPDT-KA) and a Certified Nose Work Instructor (CNWI™). She is a member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT) and the National Association of Canine Scent Work® (NACSW). She values ongoing education and
attends many seminars and workshops given by leaders in the fields of animal training, operant and classical conditioning, and positive reinforcement techniques.
Stephanie currently shares her life with her husband and their two dogs, a rescued Golden Retriever/Labrador Retriever/Hound mix and an English Springer Spaniel. She competes with her dogs in K9 Nose Work, has achieved multiple titles and achieved Elite status. She has trained in multiple dog sports, including rally obedience and agility.