Meet The Trainers

Kim Melanson

Kim

Education and Experience:

Professional Dog Trainer since 2001
Certified Pet Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA)
AKC Canine Good Citizen Evaluator
Counseling Certificate from the SF-SPCA
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Professional Memberships and Affiliations:

-Association of Pet Dog Trainers
-International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants
-Consultant, Save-a-dog Rescue Sudbury Ma
-Founding Member, shelter for Shelter Dogs Animal Rescue League of Boston

Training Philosophy:

Kim’s training philosophy is solidly based in techniques that are humane and based on science. Her strategies seek  to build communication and a lasting relationship with your dog.

Areas of Interest and Expertise:

-Canine Behavior counseling
-Obedience Training from basic to Advanced
-Puppy Training and Classes
-Shelter Volunteer Training
-Implementation of evaluation and rehabilitation programs and shelters and rescue organizations 

Lilly Strassberg

lily

Education and Experience:

B.S. Neuroscience and Animal Behavior University of Massachusetts Amherst
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Special Studies:
Canine cognition scientist Dr. Brian Hare Ph.D. of Duke University
Veterinary behaviorist Dr. Nicholas Dodman BVMS, MRCVS, DACVB of Tufts University
Dr. Terri Bright Ph.D., BCBA-D of the MSPCA

Professional Memberships and Affiliations:

New England Trainers Network
Curriculum Developer Karen Pryor Dog Training Academy
Behavior Consultant Save-a-Dog Rescue

Training Philosophy:

Lily’s empirical interest in animal communication and sensory cognition interfaces well with her applied knowledge of domestic dog behavior. Lily is a compassionate and articulate trainer, with a methods-based approach for building positive relationships and good manners.

Areas of Interest and Expertise

Puppy Development
Basic and Advanced Obedience
Animal Rescue and Rehabilitation
Operant Conditioning
Canine Cognition

 

Lisa McEvoy KPA-CTP

Education and Experience:

B.A. Psychology, University of Vermont
Karen Pryor Academy for Animal Training & Behavior
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Professional Memberships and Affiliations:

International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants
United States Dog Agility Association
Canine Performance Events
New England Trainer’s Network
Operation Delta Dog

Training Philosophy:

Lisa focuses on using evidence-based methods to achieve desired behaviors, as well as strengthen the bond between dogs and their owners.

 

Areas of Interest and Expertise

Agility

Operant conditioning
Clicker training
Reactivity in dogs
Service dog training