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The Oaks Dog Ranch Trainers are all recognized as a Certified Professional Dog Trainer - Knowledge Assessed.
The Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers (CCPDT) is the leading independent certifying organization for the dog training profession. The CCPDT is the leader in the development of rigorous exams to demonstrate mastery of humane, science-based dog training practices.
All of our Trainers embrace the positive reinforcement-reward based training. It was once widely accepted that training dogs to behave required a firm and and a dominant state of mind. As the study of animal behavior has advanced, more dog trainers and behaviorists are embracing the force-free and positive reinforcement methods.
Adrienne, a founding member of The Oaks Dog Ranch, brings extensive expertise to her role. She holds the prestigious title of Certified Professional Dog Trainer - Knowledge Assessed, awarded by The Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers. Moreover, she has earned the distinction of being a Fear Free Certified Trainer and has successfully completed the comprehensive Fear Free Daycare and Boarding Certification Program.
Driven by her passion for continuous learning and professional growth, Adrienne actively seeks out opportunities to enhance her knowledge and skills. Attending multiple seminars each year and staying up-to-date with the latest industry literature are just a few examples of her commitment to ongoing education. Currently, she is diligently working towards becoming a Certified Family Dog Mediator.
In her capacity as a liaison to the training team, Adrienne plays a pivotal role in developing their skills and refining the training programs. Adrienne's unwavering dedication lies in ensuring that every dog she encounters can lead a fulfilling and joyful life.
Lead Ranch Hand
Jacob is a highly skilled Professional Dog Trainer, holding a
CCPDT-KA certification. Jacob specializes in Positive
Reinforcement training techniques, which aim to strengthen the
bond between you and your fury companion. His expertise
extends to several notable breeds, including Golden/Labrador
Retrievers, Australian Shepherds, Beagles, and German
Shepherds. Through his hands-on interactions, he has
developed an in-depth understanding of these specific breeds.
Dedicated to continuous growth, Jacob has ambitious plans for
his professional development. He intends to become a certified
Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Evaluator, further enhancing his
abilities to assess and guide dogs' behavior. Jacob's passion for
his work fuels his enthusiasm for new opportunities. He eagerly
awaits the chance to work with you and your beloved canine
companion, providing a positive and enriching training
Ranch Hand Manager
Tessa, a certified dog trainer with the CPDT-KA accreditation, dedicates her expertise to The Oaks Dog Ranch family. With a lifelong love for animals and a background as a certified vet tech, Tessa's true passion lies in dog training. Deeply attuned to the canine world, Tessa embodies the spirit of a dog whisperer, approaching each dog as a unique individual. She possesses a profound understanding of their innate habits, behaviors, and personalities, utilizing this knowledge to achieve the best possible outcomes. Tessa not only comprehends the art of training dogs but also recognizes the importance of educating dog parents, enabling them to contribute to their pets' well-being. Tessa's compassion extends to dogs of all shapes, sizes, breeds, and personalities, allowing her to connect with and assist a diverse range of canine companions.
Lead Ranch Hand
Xander is a highly skilled and certified Professional Dog Trainer holding the esteemed CCPDT-KA certification. His training expertise primarily lies in working breeds and sporting breeds, with a special affinity for herding breeds. Xander is committed to expanding his training knowledge and intends to delve into scent work, combining it with his love for the herding breeds, particularly Border Collies. However, his experience extends beyond specific breeds, as he has successfully worked with numerous dogs of varying breeds and ages. Xander's ultimate goal is to foster a deeper understanding between you and your beloved canine companion, while strengthening the bond and companionship you share. With his expertise and guidance, Xander eagerly anticipates assisting you in achieving a harmonious and fulfilling relationship with your dog.