Approved Evaluators

ARIZONA

Tucson
  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. 

 

 
 
CALIFORNIA
Redding
  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.     marty@pawsitivetrainingcenter.com
 
  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 test woody@havenhumane.org

 
San Diego County
  
Fallbrook 
   Diane MyLymuk, CPDT-KA, BA                                760-468-4463 
TEAMWORK K9s - Training classes and evaluations currently held in Fallbrook and Southwest Riverside County.  Diane is also an evaluator for the AKC Canine Good Citizen test and STAR Puppy tests.
 
San Diego
 
  Jamie Bozzi                                                  619-246-5634
CBCC-KA, CPDT-KSA, KPA CTP, ACDBC, CC, CNWI
Jamie Bozzi, owner of Smrtdog, has been a Professional Dog Trainer and Canine Behavior Consultant for over 15 years. Jamie is an APDT C.L.A.S.S. Evaluator and consults on behavior cases (fear, anxiety and aggression).  She has four training facilities throughout San Diego County and is very involved in a variety of dog sports including agility, scent detection work and treibball.  Smrtdog offers a Hollywood Hounds class for Therapy Dog teams.  Tricks are a wonderful way to help put patients at ease, as well as, entertain them.  It's also helps relieve stress and build confidence for the therapy dog teams.  Jamie is also is also an evaluator for the AKC Canine Good Citizen test and STAR Puppy tests jamie@smrtdog.com 
 
  Julie Schmitt                                      619-417-2368  
CPDT-KA, GDMI, VSPDTJulie Schmitt, is the owner of Out N’ About Dog Training in La Mesa, California. Julie is a Guide Dog Mobility Instructor (GDMI), Certified Professional Dog Trainer-Knowledge Assessed (CPDT-KA) and a Certified Victoria Stilwell Positive Dog Trainer (VSPDT), has been a professional dog trainer for over twenty years.  Julie’s goal is to educate dog owners that having well-behaved dogs is a life-long process that can be enjoyable, rewarding and easily achieved. She believes positive dog training methods are most humane and effective and that these very same practices can be applied to im- prove a person’s relationship with family members, friends and coworkers alike. Out N’ About Dog Training provides small group puppy classes, private training throughout San Diego, select boarding, and Board and Train services.   
 
 
Sacramento area
   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.
www.puppylovedogs.com   or     puppylovedogtrainer@yahoo.com
 
 
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.     K9therapy@earthlink.net
 
NEVADA
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 alissathedogtrainer@gmail.com
 
WASHINGTON
Auburn
 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.   debsdogwhisperers@yahoo.com

 
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