Before starting The Trained Canine I wanted to make sure that I had the competence required of a professional. I enrolled in and completed a training course certified by Mathew "Uncle Matty" Margolies, of It's a Dog's Life(TM) on PBS, and then attended the Academy of Canine Education in N.Y., N.Y. I also spent months working under the direction of two local trainers prior
to starting out on my own.
I am a proud member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers, which requires that I follow strict ethical standards in my handling of dogs and in my business dealings with you. The A.P.D.T. also provides me the opportunity for continuing education in the field of canine behavior and psychology. I also attend classes and seminars at the nationally renowned St. Hubert's Shelter in Madison, NJ, which regularly schedules the top trainers and behaviorists in the field, such as Jean Donaldson (author of many dog training books including Culture Clash and Dogs Are From Neptune) and Temple Grandin (perhaps the foremost animal behaviorist in the world and author of Animals In Translation).