Approved Evaluators

Approved Evaluators                                  Independent Therapy Dogs, Inc.



  Elizabeth 'Wendy' Morris                           520-991-0682
Service Dogs for Independence offers Basic Obedience classes and therapy dog classes for students wanting to  to become affiliated with ITDI or  ITDI evaluations. Wendy is also an evaluator for the AKC Canine Good Citizen test. 


  Marty Strausbaugh KPA-CTP   530-945-DOGS (3647) 
Marty Strausbaugh - owner/teacher at Pawsitive Training Center (PTC), graduated from the Karen Pryor Academy for Animal Training and Behavior earning the title of Certified Training Partner.  Marty started working with dogs in 2006 and crossed over to clicker training in 2010.  As a Mark & Reward trainer he only uses force free methods.  Marty is a full member at APDT, Primary level TAG teacher & presenter for Doggone Safe’s “Be a Tree” program teaching children bite prevention. 
PTC offers private & group classes from beginner to advanced skills, therapy & service dog training and custom plans for behavioral issues.  PTC is  in Shasta County, CA.
  A.T. 'Woody' Woodland, CPDT-KA  530-241-1653x223

A.T. (Woody) Woodland is a behavior and training specialist for Haven Humane Society in Redding CA.  A former marine mammal trainer he has also worked on a professional basis with horses and cats.  A self-proclaimed training geek he has a passion for helping private clients and new adopters create stronger bonds with their pets using clicker training’s positive techniques.  Woody is also an evaluator for the AKC Canine Good Citizen  or

San Diego County
Joella Cunnington, CPDT, KA                                                                858-679-5861

The Uncommon Canine, Inc. - Joella is also an evaluator for the AKC Canine Good Citizen test.

   Carol Harris, CPDT                                                  619-466-5098
The Educated Pet - Carol offers individual behavior consultations as well as private and class training, from doggie kindergarten through therapy dog classes.  She also offers Supplemental Obedience and Socialization (S.O.S.), Canine Good Citizen prep classes and specialty classes such as tricks, rally, confidence course and yoga with your dog.
   Diane MyLymuk, CPDT-KA, BA                                760-468-4463 
TEAMWORK K9s - Training classes and evaluations currently held in Fallbrook abd Southwest Riverside County.  Diane is also an evaluator for the AKC Canine Good Citizen test and STAR Puppy tests.
Yolo County
   Erin KramerCPDT, USDA animal wrangler                     916- 682-6363
Puppy Love Dogs - Training classes and evaluations in the Davis/Dixon/Sacramento area  working with dogs of all breeds and behaviors in classes and private training sessions as well as a USDA certified animal wrangler, a guest dog trainer's instructor. Erin is also an evaluator for the AKC Canine Good Citizen test.   or
   Tierney Bagley, certified MDT                                        916- 682-6363
Puppy Love Dogs - Training with a variety of cases, from aggression to shy. Tierney is an active competitor in AKC and protection sports as well as an evaluator for the AKC Canine Good Citizen test.  She is also a professional photographer with or
Orange County/Inland Empire (OCIE)
    Kim Pagones                                               714-777-5524  
Kim spent the past 14 years with the Orange County Humane Society.  She now offers all levels of dog training classes,  CGC prep classes and therapy dog prep classes at Santiago Canyon College - 8045 East Chapman Avenue, Orange CA 92869.  Kim is also an evaluator for the AKC Canine Good Citizen test.
Las Vegas
  Alissa Metge, CPDT, APDT                 702-339-8350
Alissa's mission & passion in life is to enrich the human canine bond, one dog at a time.  She currently has her own business, "alissa the dog trainer" while also working for Petco-Las Vegas as their area trainer.  She's an  AKC certified evaluator for S.T.A.R. Puppy and Advanced Community Good Citizen, as well as a member of APDT.  Alissa prides herself on helping clients reach their personal goals with their dog(s). Alissa is also an evaluator for the AKC Canine Good Citizen test.  Alissa's working on her website but you can reach her now via
 Debi Thayer  APDT, CSDT, NACC-COTI    253-951-6568

Debi is the CEO of Dog Whisperer’s Play Place Big Dog Daycare & Training Center, a trainer for "All American Service Dogs" and the Lead Dog Trainer & Mentor Dog Trainer for Petco Corporation in Auburn, WA.  Debi is also an evaluator for the AKC Canine Good Citizen test.