Suzanne Heenan Earns Fear Free® Certification

WOOFS! Dog Training Center congratulates trainer Suzanne Heenan on achieving the Fear Free Trainer Certification by the Fear Free® initiative. The Fear Free mission is “to prevent and alleviate fear, anxiety and stress in pets by inspiring and educating the people who care for them.” The initial program was launched in 2016 to certify veterinary professionals… 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 »

Desiree Lomer-Clarke and Melissa Bishop certified by CCPDT

We are pleased to announce that trainers Desiree Lomer-Clarke and Melissa Bishop have 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… Read more »

Laura Sharkey to speak at APDT conference 2012

Congratulations to owner Dr. Laura Sharkey on her upcoming lectures at the The Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT) annual educational conference.  Her talks include “Everything I Know I Learned From Playing Tug” and “Stop Talking, Start Training”, a presentation of our signature Tranquil Training™ program. We are very proud that she has been asked to speak to such an… Read more »