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"You can teach an old dog a new trick with positive reinforcement!"

Trainer Bio

Judi Hales, ABCDT

Professional Qualifications

Certifications, Memberships & Experience

  • Certified from Animal Behavior College in 2008.
  • Mentored and contracted under Dean Gardner with Walk This Way Dog Training, llc for 2 years.
  • Opened Trust & Obey Dog Training, llc in March 2010.
  • Member of Pet Professionals Guild

I am a Mentor Trainer with Animal Behavior College, mentoring students that are going through the program. This has proven to be beneficial to my clients because the students come to the classes and help out. Because of this, the clients get more one-on-one training.

I have attended several training seminars from top Science and Behavior professionals such as: Ian Dunbar, Chris Bach, Virgina Broitman, Sue Sternberg, Joey Iverson & Pat Miller. I have also attended two phenomenal conferences, Karen Pryor Academy's Clicker Expo featuring several professionals known worldwide and locally the Science of Animal Behavior Conference featuring local veterinary behaviorists, Dr. Theresa DePorter and Dr. Marie Hopfensperger. Additionally, I have taken a Vet Tech course and attended several pet first aid seminars.

I have volunteered with local dog rescues, offering my services free of charge to the fosters, helping the dogs to become more adoptable and to work through any issues they may be having. If you are involved with a local rescue, contact me if you would like to get fosters into my basic classes, we offer foster discounts. They must not be dog reactive.

I am happily married to my husband, Patrick, since September of 1996. We have 3 furry children: dog, Tallulah Sue & cats, Leah and Rachel.


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