I have worked with dogs and their people via group classes, private basic training and behavioral counseling since 1995

Member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers since 1996

Licensed as a Delta Animal Evaluator, 1996

Certified AKC Canine Good Citizen evaluator

Volunteer evaluating dogs at shelters and the SPCA, and training staff how to evaluate and train dogs

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Designed and delivered seminars on dog body language and bite prevention to The State of Rhode Island Animal Control, shelter and SPCA workers and schools

Former Veterinary Technician

Certified Clinical Nutritional Counselor

Served on the board of directors for the New England Chow Chow Club for approx, 10 years

Founded and ran Paws for Independence, a small non- profit organization that adopted
shelter dogs and trained them to assist people with disabilities (wheelchair assistance, hearing alert, balance, etc.)

I have studied with many of the world’s top dog trainers and behaviorists, including Dr. Ian Dunbar, Jean Donaldson, Sue Sternburg, John Fisher, Gary Wilkes, Wendy Volhard, Karen Pryor, and many others

Certified through Therapy Dogs International, as part of a pet-therapy team(s) and have been a regular active visitor to the Hasbro Children’s Hospital with my dogs Diva (Keeshond) and Moxie (Chow Chow) since 2001

I have trained award-winning dogs for conformation, obedience and Rally obedience competitions. For fun, I participate in agility, conformation, canine musical freestyle, obedience (& Rally) and tricks with my own dogs!


Email: Christina@BetterBehavedDogs.com
Phone: (401) 539-0947


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