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About Deborah

My interest in animal behavior and training began as a teenager working in veterinary hospitals. I was saddened to see how many pets were abandoned or euthanized unnecessarily for behavior problems. This would later motivate me to study with some of the worlds top trainers, and experts in the field to find solutions that would save dogs and cats, and give them a better quality of life.


My training is based on the latest scientific research on how animals learn and the best ways to train them. With twenty plus years of experience along with my education in animal behavior and dog training, I have had great success working with thousands of pets and their families.

  • I have been training pets and their owners since 1991.

  • I use primarily positive reinforcement as well as other appropriate methods, to train dogs and cats. I individualize my training programs to fit the pet/owner team.

  • I am a Certfied AKC (CGC) Evaluator - I teach and certify pets for the American Kennel Club, Canine Good Citizen Program.

  • I teach monthly behavior classes to dog owners at Moorpark Veterinary Hospital, in Moorpark, CA and have been doing so since 1996.

  • I am a member of APDT, The Association of Professional Dog Trainers, founded by Dr. Ian Dunbar DVM, Ph.D.

  • I teach "Pet Care Classes" in partnership with Valley Veterinary Spay and Neuter Clinic, since 2003. I teach children in the Ventura County Schools as well as numerous other groups and organizations such as the Girl Scouts, and the Boys and Girls Clubs of America.

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