Dawn Hanna, CPDT-KA
Dawn is a professional dog trainer and has been training dogs and coaching dog owners for over 15 years. She regularly seeks continuing education opportunities to stay current on the latest positive reinforcement training methods and scientific studies.
Dawn is a Professional Member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT). She regularly attends APDT annual conferences to network and learn from dog training professionals considered the best in the positive reinforcement community.
is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT). This program is an
internationally recognized certification for professional dog trainers.
A dog trainer that has passed the certification exam has demonstrated
knowledge of instruction skills, animal husbandry, ethology, learning
theory, and equipment. CPDTs are bound by a code of ethics. The
continuing education requirement ensures that CPDTs are informed about
the most current thinking, research and techniques in the field. CPDTs
are guided by a
Humane Hierarchy which assists dog owners and dog care professionals
in understanding the standard of care to be applied in the dog training
industry in determining training practices and methodologies and the
order of implementation for applying those training practices and
Dawn’s private dog training offers owners individual attention on their schedule. She also offers private dog training for behavior issues that are not compatible with a class setting. Dawn’s curriculum for group classes includes fun, learning and socialization. She offers group classes for dogs over 5 months old as well as a puppy kindergarten course. Dawn enjoys volunteering at shelters, pet friendly events, low cost vaccination clinics, and supports the Humane Society of Broward County by participating in the Walk for the Animals every year.
Von Trapp III
In 2006, I adopted Maddie from South Brevard German Shepherd Rescue. Like many of my clients' dogs, she is sweet and loving at home, but a handful out in public or with house guests. She reminds me that although it's not easy being patient and consistent, patience and consistency really works.
Cosmopolitan Dog, Inc.
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