Suzanne Heenan certified by CCPDT

We are pleased to announce that WOOFS! trainer Suzanne Heenan has been awarded CPDT-KA certification through the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers. CPDT-KA stands for Certified Professional Dog Trainer – Knowledge Assessed. Applicants must complete 300 hours of client training before trainers are eligible for an extensive semi-annual test. Certificants must demonstrate ongoing education and… Read more »

Trainer Spotlight: Erica Pytlovany

Get the scoop on our positive reinforcement trainers at WOOFS! This month, meet Erica Pytlovany, a senior trainer and behavior consultant who has been WOOFing for 10 years! 1. Did you have a background in working with dogs (or other animals) prior to working at WOOFS? I started working with horses and riding when I… Read more »

Trainer Spotlight: Marti Friedman

Get the scoop on our positive reinforcement trainers at WOOFS! This month, meet Marti Friedman, an apprentice trainer at WOOFS! since May 2016. Marti recently graduated with distinction and was named a Certified Training Partner by the Karen Pryor Academy for Animal Training and Behavior. 1. Did you have a background in working with dogs… Read more »

Marti, Cynthia & Melissa named Karen Pryor Certified Training Partners

WOOFS! would like to congratulate three team members who have graduated with distinction and been named Certified Training Partners by the Karen Pryor Academy for Animal Training and Behavior: Apprentice Trainer Marti Friedman, General Manager Cynthia Robertson, and Agility Trainer Melissa Bishop. Karen Pryor Academy for Animal Training and Behavior is an innovative institution committed… Read more »

Jane and Frankie win 2016 Mid-Atlantic Regional Championship

Congratulations to WOOFS! trainer Jane Saunders and her Papillion Frankie for their performance last weekend at the USDAA 2016 Mid-Atlantic Regional Championships!  Jane and Frankie won the Regional Championship for 8″ Performance Masters Challenge Biathlon, came in 3rd place the 8″ Performance Triathlon, and made it to the finals for all events. And on top… Read more »

Spencer Smith named Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner

WOOFS! daycare supervisor Spencer Smith has graduated with distinction and been named Certified Training Partners by the Karen Pryor Academy for Animal Training and Behavior. Karen Pryor Academy for Animal Training and Behavior is an innovative institution committed to educating, certifying, and promoting the next generation of animal trainers.  Certified Training Partners participate in an… Read more »

Carrie Williams certified by CCPDT

We are pleased to announce that WOOFS! trainer Carrie Williams has been awarded CPDT-KA certification through the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers. CPDT-KA stands for Certified Professional Dog Trainer – Knowledge Assessed. Applicants must complete 300 hours of client training before trainers are eligible for an extensive semiannual test. Certificants must demonstrate ongoing education… Read more »

Laura Sharkey to speak at ClickerExpo 2014

WOOFS! owner Dr. Laura Sharkey will speak at ClickerExpo in Norfolk, VA on March 29 and 30, 2014. Her first talk, “Shh! Tagging, Targeting & Tranquil Training“, explains how to teach human students more effectively with non-verbal communication.  Her second is “Give Pups a Chance: Working with Aggressive Puppies” which shares case studies and protocols… Read more »

Erica Pytlovany named Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner

WOOFS! Senior Trainer Erica Pytlovany has graduated with distinction and been named Certified Training Partners by the Karen Pryor Academy for Animal Training and Behavior. Karen Pryor Academy for Animal Training and Behavior is an innovative institution committed to educating, certifying, and promoting the next generation of animal trainers.  Certified Training Partners participate in an… Read more »