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Why should you choose me?   My credentials:

  • CPDT-KA   Certified Professional Dog Trainer - Knowledge Assessed. (CCPDT)

  • CBCC-KA   Certified Behavior Consultant Canine - Knowledge Assessed (CCPDT)

  • CSAT  Certified Separation Anxiety Trainer  (Marlena DeMartini)

  • CTDI   Certified Trick Dog Instructor. (Do More With Your Dog)

  • Fear Free Certified Professional

  • AKC Evaluator

  • CLASS Instructor / Evaluator    Canine Life and Social Skills. (APDT)

  • Stunt Dog Judge (Do More With Your Dog)

  • Canine Conditioning Coach (Do More With Your Dog)

  • Be a Tree Presenter (Doggone Safe)

  • Kentucky Shock-Free Coalition Regional Coordinator

  • Professional Member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers

  • Professional Member of the Pet Professional Guild

  • Supporting Member of the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants

  • Professional Member of the Pet Professional Network

I began my training career when I got my son, who has autism, a service dog.  I realized during the training process that my study of human behavior was similar to that of dogs.  I began mentoring with a professional trainer and soon was teaching classes and working with clients on my own.  I now have over a decade of training experience. Through working with clients for obedience, behavior issues, and service and therapy work, I have learned that the most important thing is to not only help the dog but to help the client understand why their dog is behaving the way they are.

Because of this, I am constantly learning and keeping up with the latest science-based, force-free training and techniques.  I am constantly trying to improve my own training skills and my knowledge of how to help my clients and their dogs through continuing education.

I visited a wolf sanctuary to learn how to work with wolves and foxes. 

Perfect focus and attention

"I recommend Pawsitive Purpose based on my dog Willa's progress. She's a German shepherd puppy and needed and needs help with her fear of dogs. She has come a long way in just 8 weeks of training with Tracey! You guys are the best and thank you!" - Amanda H.