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    Caryl Wolff

     

     

    Dog Trainer Certifications

    Experience - Owner/Head Trainer Doggie Manners

    Education

    Speaking Engagements

    Magazine and Internet Publications

    Performances, Training & Handling, and Interviews

    Memberships

    Volunteer Organizations

     

    Certifications

    I have had to pass rigorous examinations and have the requisite education and experience to become certified in these organizations. Check each of these organizations to see that I am a bona fide certificate holder and to see what the requirements are for certification.

    I am very proud to be the ONLY TRAINER WORLDWIDE to hold all certifications simultaneously!

    ***AMERICAN KENNEL CLUB CANINE GOOD CITIZEN (AKC CGC) EVALUATOR #10871

    (October 2009) (The AKC is much more than a breed registry -- it provides educational events, competitions such as agility and conformation, interacts with the veterinary community and governmental entities, and certifies evaluators to test for the Canine Good Citizen test.)

    ***ASSOCIATION OF ANIMAL BEHAVIOR PROFESSIONALS, PROFESSIONAL DOG TRAINER, PROFESSIONAL DOG BEHAVIOR CONSULTANT #042

    ***CERTIFIED DOG BEHAVIOR CONSULTANT #087

    (July 2004) (I am one of 135 trainers worldwide to be a CDBC.)

    ***NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF DOG OBEDIENCE INSTRUCTORS #1043E

    (April 2003)   (There are approximately 425 NADOI members in this organization.)

    ***CERTIFICATION COUNCIL FOR PROFESSIONAL DOG TRAINERS #2020438

    (November 2002)    (I am pleased to announce that I am one of the first 500 dog trainers worldwide to have passed the CPDT exam.) 

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    Owner/trainer Doggie Manners

    Private lessons and consultations throughout the Los Angeles area
    (1994-present)

    *Classes at Westwood Park (2005-present) (puppy, obedience & manners, tricks & agility, small dog, fun & games)

    *Classes at Katie's Pet Depot (1995-2005) (obedience & manners)

    *Classes at Doggie in the Window (Long Beach, 2000-2004) (obedience & manners)

    *Classes at Central Bark (West Los Angeles, 2000-2001) (obedience & manners)

    *Classesat Pet Orphans (Van Nuys, 2000) (obedience & manners)

    *Classesat The Kennel Club (1997-1999) (obedience & manners, agility)

    Movies, films, commercials, TV, operas, plays & magazines supplying animals personally and also working with various animal rental agencies (1990-present)

    Teaching trick training and/or fun agility classes

    *Westwood Park (West Los Angeles, 2007-present)

    *Urban Dog  (West Los Angeles, 1998)

    *Doggie Central (Culver City, 1998/99)

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    Education

    Conferences and seminars given by animal behaviorists, internationally acclaimed dog trainers, and ethologists including:    

    Roger Abrantes

    *Dogs and Humans Speaking a New Language, (July 1999)
    *The Horse, Our Friend, Roger Abrantes (July 1999)   

    Sue Ailsby 

    *Dog Anatomy and Performance (February 2000)
    *A Mind to Mind Clicker Training Seminar (February 2000)

    Teoti Anderson

    *Training Small Dogs (March 2012)
    *Helping Pet Parents Get Ready for Baby When You Have No Kids of Your Own (July 2012)

    Association of Pet Dog Trainers 

    *San Diego (2000 Convention)
    *Memphis (1997 Convention)

    Biting Dog Conference

    *(October 2005)

    Brenda Aloff

    *Puppy classes (June 2011)
    *Dog Aggression (April 2004)

    Bob Bailey

    *Behavior Analysis * Animal Training (March 2006)

    Marian Bailey, Ph.D and Bob Bailey

    *Clicking Chicken Seminar (March 1999)

    Maryjean Ballner

    *Massage for Dogs (February 2002)

    Allan Bauman

    *Instructor's Workshop (February 1998)

    Peter Borchelt, Ph.D. 

    *Dog Aggression and Working with Aggressive Dogs  (April 2001)

    Veronica Boutelle

    *Innovative Techniques to Increasing Class Revenue (January 2012)
    *Dealing with Difficult Clients (September 2012)

    California Veterinary Conference

    *Anaheim (June 2007)

    Clicker Expo

    *Los Angeles (January 2007)
    *San Diego (January 2005)

    Shirley Chong

    *Dog-Dog Behavior (February 2004)

    Ray Coppinger

    *Intelligence of Dogs and Canine Cognition: Ethological Lessons on the Emotions and Neurophysiology of Dogs
    * Evolutionary Development and the Natural Development of Dogs (July 2007)

    Malena Demartini-Price

    *Fixing the Unfeaxable, Redux: A New Approach to Separation Anxiety (January 2012)
    *Separation Anxiety Training Goes High Tech (February 2012)

    Jean Donaldson, Ph.D

    *Cutting Edge Dog Training (January 1997)

    Donna Duford

    *Instructor's Workshop, (September 2002)

    Ian Dunbar, Ph.D., DVM

    *Canine Social Behavior
    * Reliability Testing & Games (May 2005)
    *Humane Behavior & Training Program for Shelter Personnel
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    Prevention & Treatment of Common Canine Behavior Problems
    * Fun & Games Dog Training (October 1996)
    * Science Based Dog Training with Feeling (November 2012)

    Jim and Jamie Dutcher

    *Wolves at our Door (November 2002)

    John Fisher 

    *A New Perspective on Dominance (March 1995)

    Carol Gurney 

    *Animal Communication (1994)

    Maureen Hall

    * Animal Behavior and Training (December 2007)

    Suzanne Hetts, Ph.D., and Daniel Estep, Ph.D.

    * Managing the Home Alone Dog -- Separation Anxiety (January 2008)

    Ella Hoseltyn

    *Agility Training (March 1998 - July 2000)

    Humane Society of the United States

    *2000 Convention (February 2000)

    Wayne Hunthausen

    *Fears & Phobias, Compulsive Disorders, Aggression, and Medical Causes of House Soiling (February 1998)

    Kennel and Groom Expo

    *(February 2001)

    Trish King

    *Aggression to People (October 2011)
    *The Different Faces of Aggression
    * Helping the Fearful Dog (April 2007)

    Frank Lavac, DVM 

    *First Aid for Animals (March 1999)

    Chad Mackin

    *E-touch Training (July 2012)

    Pat Miller

    *Dog Body Language
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    Play Behaviors (February 2005)

    Natural History Museum of Los Angeles

    *Wolf to Dog Symposium (November 2002)

    Pet Tech 

    *First Aid and CPR for Dogs (1998)

    Pamela Reid, Ph.D.

    *Excelerated Learning (July 1997)

    John Rogerson 

    *Instructor's Course (May 2003)
    *Canine Aggression (May 2003)
    *Teaching and Training
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    Advanced Training (April 2002)
    *Separation Anxiety
    *Fears and Phobias (October 2001)
    *Working with Aggressive Dogs (May 2001)
    *Scenting and Search Work (April 2001)
    *Rescue and Rehoming Workshop (May 2000)
    *Advanced Dog Training
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    Fun and Games with Dogs
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    Aggression
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    Preparation for Working Dogs Trials (November 1999)
    *Canine Behavior Workshop (April 1999)

    Kathy Sdao

    *Does the name Pavlov Ring a Bell? (April 2005)
    *The Science and Art of Clicker Training (June 2004)

    Cara Shannon

    *Sticky Situations, Super Solutions (January 2012)

    Pia Silvani

    *Petite Pals (March 2007)
    *Canine Aggression
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    Sibling Rivalry
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    Puppy classes
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    Canine Play Behavior (June 2005)

    Jennifer Shryock

    *Postpartum and Family Dogs (July 2011)
    * Dogs & Storks (February 2011)

    Cheryl Smith 

    *Dog to Dog Aggression
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    Dog to People Aggression (April 1997)

    Desiree Snelleman

    *Stretching for Both Ends of the Leash (August 2004)

    Sue Sternberg 

    *Dog-Dog Group Dynamics (July 2012)
    *Bite-O-Meter (July 2012)
    *The Controversial Pit Bull & Temperament Testing for Shelter Dogs (October 2000)
    *Animal Behavior and Effective Adoptions (February 2000)
    *Temperament Evaluations of Shelter Dogs, Handling Skills for Difficult and Aggressive Dogs (March 1998)

    Grisha Stewart

    *Quick Fixes: Sometimes Prevention is Good Enough (September 2012)

    Dan Tambourine 

    *Difficult Dog Training Class (May 1999)

    UCLA Center for Society and Genetics

    *Dog + Human Co-Evolution, Made for Each Other (February 2011)

    Wendy Volhard 

    *Holistic Approach to Solving Problem Behaviors
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    Nutrition  (February 2001)
    *Dog Training Seminar (July 1996)

    Emily Weiss, Ph.D..

    *SAFER Animal Assessment (December 2004)

    Steve White

    *Wired, Fired, and On Task: Positive Secrets of Canine Motivation and Reliability
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    Transforming Your Training the Police K9 Way (March 2007)
    *The Nose Knows (December 2008)

    Gary Wilkes

    *Rescue and Rehabilitation Workshop for Shelter Dogs, (September 2002)

    Nicole Wilde

    *Talk to the Paw! Understanding What Dogs are Really Saying--and What We are Saying to Them (April 2013)
    *Super Seminars for Hosts and Speakers (March 2012)
    *Separation Anxiety & Dog-Dog Play (July 2012)
    *The Energy Effect (August 2009)
    *The Different Faces of Aggression
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    Helping the Fearful Dog (April 2007)

    Sophia Yin, DVM

    *Low Stress Handling for Dogs (May 2011)

    Christine Zink, DVM, Ph.D.

    *Coaching the Canine Athlete (September 1995)

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    Speaking Engagements

    *Rotary Club (August 1999)

    *Equestrian Trails International (June 1999)

    *West Los Angeles Obedience Training Club (September 1998)

    *Bearded Collie Club (May 1998)

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    Magazine and Internet Publications

    Magazine Covers

    *Off-lead (October 1995, September 2001)
    *Good Dog (December 1998)

    Columnist

    *Paws 'n Tales (1996/97)
    * Dog Days in L.A. (2006-2009)
    *LA Tails Pet Magazine (2008)
    *Pawprint Magazine (2007, 2008)

    Articles

    *The Pet Press (2000, 2002, 2003, 2006)
    *The Pug Press (2000)

    Internet

    *Dogtime expert 2009-present
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    Pooch Heaven online behavior consultant (2002-present)

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    Performances and Interviews

    *Felicia Day You Tube Sensation (January 2012 filming)

    *It's a Brad Brad World, Bravo (July 2011 filming)

    *Teaching a Dog to Swim & Pool Safety, Channel 2 News (August 2005)

    *Teaching a Dog to Swim & Pool Safety, Channel 9 News (May 2005)

    *Animals and Us, radio, weekly training segment (December 2000-2002)

    *All About Pets, KRLA, radio interview (October 2000)

    *Rag Dog catalogue and Website (October 2000)

    *Agility Segment Channel 2 News, television (March 1998)

    *Wizard of Oz, theater (June 1996)

    *Camelot, theater (June 1996)

    *The Home Show, television (June 1996)

    *KTLA News, television (October 1995)

    *Los Angeles Zoo, charity event (December 1995)

    *7-Up commercial, (March 1996)

    *A Home for Buddy, TV movie (April 1994)

    *Abracadabra, film (May 1993)

    *"Albert Herring, Los Angeles Music Center Opera (1993)

    *Bob Hope Special on Animals, television (1991)

    *Girl of the Golden West, Los Angeles Music Center Opera (June 1991)

    *AM Los Angeles, television (May 1991)

    *American Red Cross Circus Night, charity event (March 1991)

    *Pete & Magic, film (March 1990)

    *Annie, theater (December 1989)

    *Pet Department, store opening (December 1988)

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    Memberships (past and present)

    *American Dog Owners Association

    * Animal Behavior Resources Institute

    *Association of Pet Dog Trainers

    *Certification Council for Pet Dog Trainers

    *Dog Trainers Forum of Orange County

    *Dog Trainers Forum of Los Angeles

    *International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants

    *International Institute for Applied Companion Animal Behavior

    *National Association of Dog Obedience Instructors

    *West Los Angeles Obedience Training Club

    *West Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce

    *West Hollywood Chamber of Commerce

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    Volunteering (past and present)

    *Archer Foundation 

    *Freeplay

    *Perfect Pet Adoptions

    *Pet Orphans

    *Pooch Heaven     

    *spcaLA

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