Trainer Profile
APDT Member Since 2012

Blueberry Dogs

 
Offering classes in K9 Nose Work™; Connection, Cooperation, and Control™; and obedience and manners lessons. Our focus is always on building the relationship between dog and handler in a safe, positive, and fun environment.
 
Certifications: CNWI
 
Designations: CNWI, CPDT-KA
 
Job Title: Owner/Trainer
 
Training Equipment: Flat collars, martingale collars, head halters, front-clip harnesses, crates, ex-pens, toys, food, and clickers.
 
Training Philosophy: We use positive reinforcement methods and behavior modification to provide sound, effective, science-based training solutions for all dogs.
 
Locations Served: Please check www.blueberrydogs.net for detailed information about classes, schedules, and rates. Serving Carroll County, Howard County, and the surrounding area.
 
Stephanie focuses on providing a welcoming, fun, and effective training environment for all of her students, both humans and canines. She trains using a scientifically-based approach proven to change behavior and is committed to the use of positive reinforcement methods, with a focus on the relationship between dog and handler. She has over 15 years of animal instruction experience; initially teaching, training, and coaching horses and riders before shifting her focus to dogs. Stephanie has been a dog trainer since 2009, expanding her education and teaching classes at The Coventry School for Dogs and Their People in Columbia, MD. Stephanie is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer - Knowledge Assessed® (CPDT-KA) and a Certified Nose Work Instructor (CNWI™). She is also certified as a Level 1 Connection, Cooperation, and Control instructor, with full certification at all levels anticipated in early 2018. She is a member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT) and the National Association of Canine Scent Work® (NACSW). Stephanie values ongoing education and regularly attends seminars, conferences, and workshops given by leaders in the fields of animal training, operant and classical conditioning, and positive reinforcement techniques.
Services Offered
Clicker Training
Fun Games
Group Training
In-Home Training
Nose Work
Private Lessons
Private Training
Rally
Teleconference/Virtual Sessions