Titles and Professional Associations

International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC)

  • Founding Member
  • Certified Dog Behavior Consultant, Shelter Behavior Affiliate and Accredited Dog Trainer
  • Co-Chair, Application Review Committee, 2009-2012
  • Winner, 2012 President’s Award
  • Chair, Dog Division August 2012 – 2019
    * Board President, July 2019 – present

Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers (CCPDT)

  • Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA), 2004, renewed through November 2023

Association for Pet Dog Trainers (APDT)

  • Professional Member #65050
  • Past Member, APDT Communications Corps
  • Past Member, APDT Think Tank
  • Contributing columnist for professional journal “The Chronicle of the Dog”
Behavior Assessment Protocol Training
  • SAFER, Penny Scott-Fox, 2006
  • Assess-A-Pet, Sue Sternberg, 2007
Animal Behavior College, Mentor Trainer, 2003-2011

Training professionally since 1985. Founded BADDogsInc LLC in 2004, specializing in the family companion dog practice, with a secondary concentration in rescue and shelter dog rehabilitation.

Animal Services Volunteer History:

  • Corona Animal Shelter, 2005 – 2009
  • Riverside City and County Animal Services, volunteer trainer, 2004-2006, 2010-present
  • Moreno Valley Animal Shelter, volunteer trainer, 2005-2006
  • Golden Retriever Club of Greater Los Angeles Rescue, 2002-present. Board member 2003-2011.
    * Fetchin’ Retrievers Rescue, Los Angeles, volunteer behavior consultant, 2019-present
“Case History: Human-directed Aggression”, January 2007, APDT Chronicle of the Dog
“The Shoemaker’s Children: When Behavior Goes Wrong in the Dog Trainer’s Home”, January 2008, APDT “Chronicle of the Dog”
“Can’t We All Just Get Along?”, January 2009, APDT “Chronicle of the Dog”
“Hurricane Delta: A Perfect Storm”, March/April 2010 & May/June 2010, APDT “Chronicle of the Dog”

Referral Sources:
Best Friends Animal Sanctuary
Corona Animal Control
Moreno Valley Animal Services
Golden Retriever Club of Greater Los Angeles Rescue
Retrievers & Friends of Southern California
Bichons & Buddies
Friends For Pets Foundation
Pet Orphans Fund of Southern California
Southern California Bulldog Rescue
DPS Cocker Rescue