Teacher's Pet Training Academy, LLC
Helping Good Dogs Become Great Pets
Brianne Statz, CPDT-KA
Assistant Program Director
how you became interested in animal training & behavior. What inspires you
to continue helping people & their pets?
fantastically smart childhood dog, a border collie/blue heeler mix, is how I
became interested in training and behavior. Seeing
those “lightbulb moments” in both the dogs and their owners (ie, when a new
skill or concept really sinks in) is what inspires me to keep training dogs and
your educational background, how long you’ve been a trainer (include
certification(s) & membership(s), if applicable), & any career goals you
have a B.S. in Zoology from UW-Madison, and I started as an assistant with
Teacher’s Pet in 2004. I
earned my CPDT-KA in 2006, am a member of The Pet Professional Guild, and
am a CVT. My career goal is to
continue to educate myself by reading and attending seminars.
what training methods you utilize, your teaching style, your preferred class
environment, and your community involvement/volunteerism.
basic approach to training is to think about what I want my dog to be do (rather
than all the things I don’t want my dog to do), and then use positive
reinforcement to teach and strengthen the behavior I want.
I like to keep group classes relaxed, and encourage dog owners to share
their goals with me so I can help them be successful.
I previously volunteered at Dane County Hunane Society (DCHS) on
the Canine Behavior Team, and through Teacher's Pet, I currently enjoy leading
classes for DCHS shelter dogs and volunteers.
us about your pet(s) &/or hobbies.
am owned by three dogs and one cat – Payton (Australian Shepherd), Finley
(Husky mix), Pepper Ann (Pomeranian mix), and Joan (cat; DSH).
enjoy training new tricks, freestyle, and agility with all the animals.
training motto/idea/quote that best fits your training:
do what works – make what works for your dog be what works for you."
Contact Brianne by email at: email@example.com
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