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Tracy Atkins, Certified Dog Trainer
P.O. Box 131652
The Woodlands, TX 77393
281-825-6404

Dog Training and Behavior
PROFESSIONAL WITNESS RESUME:

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Currently:
Head Trainer of Complete Canine Training, LLC
2008 International Association of Canine Professionals - Certified Dog Trainer, CDT
American Kennel Club - Canine Good Citizen Evaluator
Lecturer of Behavior Problem Solving Seminars
Private Trainer, Specializing in Aggressive Dog Behavior (since 1997)
Veterinary Staff Instruction - Safe Dog Handling
Breed Specific Study
Canine Nutrition and Behavior
Adhere to Professional Code of Ethics and Standards

Member Of:
American Dog Owners Association
International Association of Canine Professionals - Professional Membership

Association of Pet Dog Trainers - Professional Membership

Background:
15 years Training Experience
Apprenticed under NADOI (National Association of Dog Obedience Instructors) and RVT
Created three successful dog training businesses

Affiliations:
Guide Dogs of Texas, Southwest Guide Dog Foundation:
Former Puppy Walker
Former Puppy Walker Supervisor
Presenter/Lecturer CFC Campaigns & Fund-raising
Served as an Information Representative

Attend Local and National Seminars Covering:
Advanced Behavior Studies
Aggression
Canine Ethology
Guide Dog Training
Health and Nutrition
Problem Behavior Evaluation and Solving
Training Techniques and Methods
Therapeutic Massage

Author Of:
Complete Canine Newsline
Over 100 topic specific handouts dispenced by veterianarians

Publications Quoted In:
Pet Centric
Pet Gazette
Whole Dog Journal

Breeds Personally Owned and Fostered:
Alaskan Malamute
Beagle
Belgian Malinois
Boxer
Dalmatian
Fila Brazilario
German Shepherd Dog
Golden Retriever
Labrador Retriever
Miniature Schnauzer
Rottweiler
Yorkshire Terrier
Various Mixed Breeds

Fields of Experience:
Agility
Aggression
Animal Assisted Therapy
Assistance Dog
Canine Good Citizen
Competition Obedience
Foster Dogs
Functional Obedience
Guide Dogs for the Blind
Hearing Ear/Signal Dog
Lectures & Presentations
Litter Evaluation
Manners
Obedience Training & Instruction
Pet Placement
Problem Solving and Prevention
Service Dog
Temperament Testing
Trick Training

Skills:
Canine aggression (causes, treatments, management)
Canine anatomy, health, nutrition and medicine (traditional and alternative)
Compulsive behavior modification (use punishment - physical and verbal)
Breed specific knowledge and experience
Dog sports activities/exercise outlets (agility, herding, rally o)
Dealing with difficult people
Dealing with people who are disabled
Effective verbal communication skills
Equipment use and misuse (training and remote collars, harnesses, leashes, clickers, etc)
General handling skills, including principles of therapeutic massage
House soiling prevention for puppies and adult dogs
Identifying problem dogs
Obedience instruction
Operant conditioning (ie: clicker training/positive motivational techniques)
Puppy raising and development schedules
"Reading" and explaining dog behavior
Responsible dog ownership
"Shy" dog training (including shy, timid and phobic dogs)
Training for all sizes and types of dogs