United States of America

The trainers on this list signed the position paper and work fully according to the code of conduct of the initiative for force-free dog training (otherwise an entry will be deleted).


Connecticut (CT)


Massachusetts (MA)



MA 02054 Millis: Pawsitive Pups (plus 2 others), Pruskin, Jenifer, pruskin.jenifer@gmail.com, 7817249611

Qualifications, Titles, Educations: CDT-CB, member of the IAABC

Offer/courses: Puppy K, Graduate Puppy, Beginner, Continuing Ed (All Levels), Reactive Dog Class, private lessons



MA 02140 Cambridge, Massachusetts: Creature good dog Training: Hegarty, Ruth, 617 821 1895, ruth@creaturegooddogtraining.com, www.creaturegoodpetcare.com

qualifications/title: Certified dog trainer through the Victoria Stilwell Academy, Fear Free Shelters Graduate, Certified Dog Bite Safety Educator, Dog First Aid & CPR Certified

offer: private in home training for puppies and adults for basic manners, reactivity and other behavior modification, online separation anxiety training (coming soon)



MA 02766 Norton: Zippity Do Dog Training and Behavior Modification, Desmarais, Lee, 774 409 5065, zippitydodogtrainin@gmail.com, www.zippitydoog.net

qualifications: Karen Pryor graduate

offer: Behavioral Consultations and 1:1 private training sessions for adult manners, puppy training and behavioral cases





Maine (ME)


New Hampshire (NH)


New Jersey (NJ)


New York (NY, Fishers Island only)


Puerto Rico (PR)




Rhode Island (RI)


RI 02818 East Greenwich: Modern Dog Training, Noel, Kristen, 401 404 5366, moderndogri@gmail.com, www.mymoderndog.com

Qualifications/Titles: Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA), Certified Family Dog Mediator (FDM), American Kennel Club Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Instructor and Evaluator, STAR Puppy Instructor and Evaluator and AKC Trick Dog Evaluator. Supporting member International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC). Member Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT) and AKC Dog Training Community. Certified in Pet CPR & First Aid through Pet Emergency Education program.

Offer: Private in home training, private training at training center, small group classes




Vermont (VT)

Virgin Islands (VI)



Delaware (DE)

New York (NY)


Pennsylvania (PA)


PA 15061 Monaca: Fly High Dog Training, Anselm, Katherine, 725 252 2012, flyhighdogtraining@gmail.com, www.flyhighdogtraining.com

Qualifications, Titles, Educations: CPDT-KA

Offer/courses: Private inhome training and Day Training




District of Columbia (DC)


Maryland (MD)



North Carolina (NC)


NC 28604 Banner Elk: Canine Soul Connection, Livingston, Kelley, 828-589-9642, kelleylivingston23@gmail.com, www.caninesoulconnection.com

Qualificiation: Certified Tellington TTouch Practitioner for Companion Animals

Offer: individual sessions using TTouch, as well as group classes for people and dogs for relaxation and calming, Sensory Garden for dogs.



South Carolina (SC)


SC 29730 Rock Hill, Free Will Animal Training, Blom, Amy, 704 761 8364, amy.blom@freewillanimaltraining.com, www.FreeWillAnimalTraining.com

Qualification/title: PhD in Human Adult Learning, and hold the PCBC-A accreditation through the PPAB (PPG), FDM Certified Family Dog Mediator, FFCP Fear Free Certified Practitioner (Trainer).

Offer: private in person and virtual training, focusing on behavior concerns, including fear, anxiety, aggression, and separation anxiety for individual or multiple dogs and dog-cat families. In person lessons are offered in the Charlotte, NC region, and virtual lessons are offered throughout the United States.




Virginia (VA)

West Virginia (WV)



Alabama (AL)


Florida (FL)


FL 33186 Miami: Dances With Dogs, Inc., Casell, Katie, 786 299 15 52, info@danceswithdogs.com, www.danceswithdogs.com

Qualifications, Titles, Educations: Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner, CPDT-KA, Certified Separation Anxiety Trainer, Fear Free Certified Professional Animal Trainer, Family Dog Mediator

Offer/courses: Puppy/dog basics, Reactivity, Separation Anxiety, Psychiatric Service Dog Training, Fear/Anxiety/Stress



FL 34711 Clermont: Train Wise llc, Heffington, Maudlin, 17578287246, maudlin@trainwisedog.com, trainwisedog.com

Qualifications, Titles, Educations: Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner #26007, AKC Canine Good Citizen Evaluator, AKC Trick Dog Evaluator, AKC Temperament Test Evaluator, AKC Farm Dog Judge, AKC Fit Dog Instructor Level 2, Do More With Your Dog, Certified Trick Dog Instructor, Do More With Your Dog, Animal Actor Certified Evaluator, Canines For Christ Therapy Dog Handler, Association of Professional Dog Trainers, member, The Pet Professional Guild, member, Certified Pet Care Professional, Pet Tech Certified PetSaver CPR & First Aid, Certified Enrichment Technician

Offer/courses: puppy training, basic obedience, rally training, therapy dog training, service dog training, private lessons, group classes, virtual training



Georgia (GA)



GA 30143 Jasper: Respectful Communications Animal Training, Ross, Linda, 213 973 8748, thepetcareprofessional@gmail.com, RespectfulCommunications.com

Qualifications, Titles, Educations: B.A., FFCP, LSHU-S, DN-HHCP, DN-CPCP, CPPS, Professional Dog Trainer

Fear Free® Elite Certified Professional (Veterinary Track) Fear Free® Certified Professional (Veterinary – Equine and Veterinary – Avian), Fear Free® Certified Animal Trainer, Fear Free® Shelters Graduate, low Stress Handling University – Silver, Doggone Safe Certified Dog Bite Prevention Educator, AKC (American Kennel Club) Good Citizen® Evaluator, AKC (American Kennel Club) Temperament Test Evaluator, PetTech® Pet Saver CPR and First Aid trained

Offer/courses: Essential Puppy Foundations, Polite Manners, Reactive to Relaxed





GA 30513 Blue Ridge: Inspire your dog, Peet, Sue, 407 222 626, inspireyourdog@gmail.com, iydtraining.com

Qualifications, Titles, Educations: Victoria Stilwell Academy, VSPDT, PPG member, Fear Free Certified Professional, Dognostics DN-CCP, Currently enrolled in Canine Enrichment Technician Program with Dognostics

Offer/courses: Puppy Training, Newly adopted dog training, manners, aggressive behaviors & beactivity, leash training, off-leash reliability, fearful dogs, collaborative care training and more


Mississippi (MS)

Tennessee (TN)



Indiana (IN)


IN 61704 Bloomington: Korey the Kanine, Stocking, Samantha, 773 968 2260, sam@koreythekanine.com, www.koreythekanine.com

Qualifications, Titles, Educations: International School of Dog Trainers Certificate, Victoria Stilwell Academy Certificate, Canine Good Citizen Evaluator

Offer/courses: Puppy 101, Adult Obedience/Behavior Modification, STAR Puppy/CGC, Walk & Train, Service dog training, Day training





Kentucky (KY)

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Illinois (IL)

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Missouri (MO)


Nebraska (NE)


NE 69361 Scottsbluff: Bangarang Bowwows Dog Training, McClure, Jeffrey, 308 225 0630, mcclure@live.com, www.bangarangbowwows.com

Qualifications: Clicker trainer, no shock, choke, or prong, EVER, AKC cgc evaluator, Pet Professional Guild member, former APDT member

Offer: basic obedience, puppy care, socialization groups (puppy and adult) canine nosework, Barn hunt, trick training (and AKC trick dog evaluation) dock jumping. Behavioral assessment and counter conditioning.




Arkansas (AR)

Louisiana (LA)

Oklahoma (OK)


Texas (TX)


TX 40601 Fredericksburg: DogFluent, Ellis, Amy, +1 540-456-9733, amy@dogfluent.training, www.dogfluent.training

Qualifications, Titles, Educations: Victoria Stilwell Academy - Certified Dog Trainer

Fear Free Animal Certification (in progress)

Offer/courses: Basic Manners, behavior modification, cooperative care



TX 76227 Aubrey: Jungle Camp Pet Resort. Mangun, Linda, 9403652800, junglecamppet@gmail.com, www.junglecampresort.com

Qualifications, Titles, Educations: CPDT-KA, Animal Communication Certified, WAG-IT Instructor

Offer/courses: Basic Manners Obedience, Advanced Obedience, Group Game Class, Puppy Class, Behavior Coaching, Workshops, Day care for puppies socialization, be a dog trainer, behavior modification for shy and reactive dogs.


TX 77375 Tomball: The Yin Yang Dog, Malone, Alexandra, 2817979692, alexandra.malone@theyinyangdog.com, https://theyinyangdog.com

Qualifications, Titles, Educations: Doctoral Candidate Health Psychology, MS (Psyc), MBA, CSAT, LFDM-T, EFFCP, CPDT-KA, IAABC-ADT

Offer/courses: Separation Anxiety Training, Hybrid (Combo of in-person and online) Puppy Training, Hybrid (Combo of in-person and online) Adult Dog Training





Arizona (AZ),

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Idaho (ID)

New Mexico (NM)

Nevada (NV)

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Alaska (AK),

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California (CA)


CA 94112 San Francisco: GoDogPro, Volpe, Ren, 14152352617, ren@godogpro.com, https://www.godogpro.com/

Educations: Dog Trainer and Behavior Consultant (DTIA, SF)

(CBCC-KA) Certified Behavior Consultant Canine-Knowledge Assessed, (CSAT) Certified Separation Anxiety Trainer, Fear Free Certified Professional, DogTec Certified Dog Walker

Offer/courses: GoDogPro is an online platform that matches dog guardians with local force-free dog professionals.




CA 94566 Pleasanton: Dodger's Paws, Metzler-Ghofranian, Martha, 9259802872, martha@dodgerspaws.com, www.dodgerspaws.com

Qualifications, Titles, Educations: IAABC-ADT, AKC CGC & Trick Dog Evaluator, Karen Pryor Academy Graduate, NASDA Judge (Pending)

Offer/courses: Private Lessons for basic manners, tricks or enrichment, Level 1-3 Basic Manners, Semi Private (2 puppies) Level 1 class for puppies 9-20 weeks of age, Puppy Socials for puppies 9-16 weeks of age, Tricks - All levels, Lost Item Recovery (for NASDA), Urban Locating (for NASDA), Barn Hunt



CA 94804 Richmond: Dog Training With Miri, Levy, Miri, 5105019880, miri@dogtrainingwithmiri.com, www.dogtrainingwithmiri.com

Qualifications, Titles, Educations: CTBC, Certificate in Training and Behavior Consultation from DTIA San Francisco

Offer/courses: private sessions




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Washington (WA)