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Horse and Owner

Angie is a nationally certified professional dog trainer with 9 years experience in training and over 20 years experience working with rescue dogs.
She is certified through the Certification Council of Professional Dog trainers who require continued education throughout the lifetime of the certification.

She also keeps up to date on the latest news and education through being a proud member of

The Pet Professional Guild and The Association of Professional Dog Trainers.

Angie is also a Certified Canine Good Citizen Evaluator

Training Methods
Positive Reinforcement
Angie uses only positive reinforcement training techniques based on canine behavioral science. In this type of training, we take advantage of the things that naturally motivate dogs (food, toys, play, praise, attention, etc.) to reward behavior we like. She believes that training should be fun for both the dog and the pet parent.
The result? Happy, calm, attentive dogs that love to behave nicely because it’s fun and not because they are afraid of what might happen.
Positive reinforcement training is effective, fast, and humane. What’s more, it lasts a lifetime. The basic principles, once learned, can be applied with every aspect of the dog’s daily life from feeding to play time.
The American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior recommends that veterinarians refer only to trainers who follow the scientific guidelines of positive reinforcement, classical and operant conditioning, desensitization, and counterconditioning.

Contact me for a reasonable quote to help get your dog on the right track for learning success.

Angie Epling CPDT-KA
APDT Member, AKC Canine Good Citizen evaluator
Kannapolis/Concord, NC and surrounding areas

 

 

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