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Cheri believes education never ends.


She attends seminars led by world renowned trainers and behaviorists multiple times each year. Along with the seminars, she participates in Webinars, reads the latest books and articles and subscribes to multiple publications about dogs, dog training, and dog behavior.


Exciting new developments and scientific studies are being done and Cheri wants to have the latest information at her fingertips.

Cheri has completed the following continuing education:



  • Dealing with Disconnect - Hannah Branigan, KPA-CTP, CPDT-KA



  • Rethinking Puppy Class - Chirag Patel

  • Understanding, Managing & Modifying Problem Behavior - Chirag Patel

  • Force Free Training Tool Kit - Chirag Patel

  • Sociability Vs. Aggression - Sue Sternberg



  • Advanced Training Concepts - Ken Ramirez

  • Aggression Reduction Strategies - Ken Rameriz​​



  • Skills for Tomorrow's Trainer - 5 Day Course - Kay Laurence

  • The Many Faces of Collaboration - Laura Monaco Torelli


  • Pet Professional Guild 3 Day Summit

    • Leashes to Neurons: Humane Behavioral Care of Dogs, featuring the canine brain in evolution and daily life, and the neurobiology of reactivity and stress - Dr. Karen Overall, MA, VMD, PhD, DACVB, CAAB

    • Assessing Behavior - What does Testing Tell Us?; No Fear - Redefining Humane Behavioral Care - Dr. Karen Overall, MA, VMD, PhD, DACVB, Caab

    • Relationship Essentials - Emily Larlham

    • Emotion, the Engiine of Behavior Change - Angelica Steinker, MA, Dog Behavior Consultant - Accredited, PCT-A

    • Loose Leash Walking - Emily Larlham

    • Understanding Research: Making the Case for Force-Free - Linda Michaels, MA Psychology, PCT-A

    • Shaping the Cooperative Patient - Chirag Patel, BSc (Hons), CPDT-KA, DipCABT

  • Living and Learning with Animals 2-Day Seminar - Dr. Susan G. Friedman

  • Intro to K9 Nose Work - Laura Holder CPDT-KA



  • Are They Thinking What We're Thinking - Patricia McConnell PhD, CAAB

  • Kay Laurence 2-Day Seminar

  • Separation Anxiety and Dog-Dog Play – Nicole Wilde, CPDT-KA, Canine Behavior Specialist

  • Real Solutions for Canine Behavior Problems from Aggression to Common Everyday Issues – Pat Miller, CPDT, CDBC



  • Sense(s) and Sensibility Seminar Weekend - Patricia McConnell PhD, CAAB and Steve White

  • The Dominance Myth: Fearfulness, Reactivity & Aggression in Dogs – Dr. Ian Dunbar, DVM, Animal Behaviorist

  • Get SMART about Training – Kathy Sdao, CAAB 



  • From Problem Dogs to High Performance Dogs – Dr. Sophia Yin, DVM, Animal Behaviorist and Bob Bailey

  • Lost in Translation – How Dogs Use Sight, Sound & Smell to Communicate – Dr. Patricia McConnell PhD, CAAB

  • It’s All Mine: Dog to Dog Resource Guarding - Webinar

  • Juvenile Delinquents (Canine) – Webinar

  • Working with Dog Reactivity and Aggression – Webinar

  • Dominance in wolves and dogs – Webinar

  • Top 5 Positive Mistakes and Reactive Rovers – Pat Miller CPDT, CDBC

  • Polite Walking: Tips for Trainers, Instructors and their Clients – Webinar

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  • Reality Bites: Safe, Effective Dog Aggression Modification – Webinar

  • Keeping Fear and Reactivity Classes Separate – Webinar

  • Advanced Canine Behavior – Dr. Patricia McConnell, PhD, CAAB

  • From Purgatory to Nirvana: The Path to Enlightened Training – Ken Ramirez, Executive Vice-President of animal care and animal training at Chicago's Shedd Aquarium

  • My Dog Just Wants to Say Hi – Webinar

  • Increasing Appropriate Owner Use of Counterconditioning - Webinar

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