Credentials

Education

B.S. Psychology, Washington University, 1995

Certifications

Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner – since 2008
Certified Professional Dog Trainer Knowledge Assessed – since 2003
TAGTeach Level 1 – since 2009
AKC Canine Good Citizen Evaluator
AKC Breeder of Merit

Experience

Employment: Saint Louis Zoo

Summer Keeper 1968 – 1970
Education Department 1970 – 1971
Children’s Zoo Curator 1971-1977
Education Department 1985 – 1990
Docent Coordinator 1990 – 1999
Manager of Training and Staff Development 1999 – 2011

Volunteer Positions

Trainer for Greater St Louis Training Club 1970 – present
Docent for Saint Louis Zoo 1983 – 1985
Officer, Greater St Louis Training Club – multiple occasions

Memberships

Greater St. Louis Training Club, Inc. – Lifetime Member (since 1965)
Association of Professional Dog Trainers
Welsh Terrier Club of America

Continuing Education

Conferences

Clicker Expo

January 2019
March 2018
January 2018
March 2017
January 2017
March 2016
January 2016
March 2015
January 2015
March 2013
January 2013
March 2012
January 2012
January 2011
March 2010
March 2009
March 2008

Art and Science of Animal Training

2018
2017

North American Veterinary Conference

Clinical Behavior – Karen Overall – 2012

American College of Veterinary Behaviorists/American Veterinary Society for Animal Behavior

2011

Association of Professional Dog Trainers

2009
2008
2007
2006
2005
2004

Courses, Seminars and Workshops

A Sunday of Behavior

Amy Pike, DVM, DACVB 2017

Living and Learning with Animals

Susan Friedman, Ph.D. 2016

A Weekend of Behavior with the Experts

Debra Horwitz DVM, DACVB and Amy Pike 2015

Raising the Bar

Steve White 2014

Puppy Start Right

Karen Pryor Academy 2013

Professional Animal Training Seminar

Shedd Aquarium, Ken Ramirez 2010

Click to Calm

Emma Parsons 2008

Helping the Fearful Dog

Nicole Wild 2007