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12/10/2010 - 2009-2010 have been a couple of busy years for me!

  • Attended 2 day seminar with Suzanne Clothier
  • Attended 3 day seminar with Dr. Ian Dunbar, founder of the APDT
  • Attended 2+ day seminar with Pia Silvani, Sarah Kiljanis
  • Attended Best Friends Forever Conference (3+ Days), with such esteemed speakers as Dr. Patricia MCconnel, Terry Ryan, Pia Silvani, Dr. Emily Levine, Trish King, Dr. Pamela Reid and Dr. Suzanne Hetts.

10/12/2010 - I gave a Speech yesterday at the JCC on the Palisades on Communicating With Your Dog, Reasons for Dog/Human Communication Breakdowns and Healthy ways to solve Relationship Issues.

I am also featured in the Adult Education Department at the Kaplan JCC on the Palisades! Look for me in their catalogue or call 201-569-7900 for more information

10/24/2009 - I am happy to announce that I am now among a more elite group of dog trainers in New Jersey! I have passed my CCPDT test with a 227 out of 250! Passing score was 188. I don't know if that means I got a 'B' or an 'A', all I know that I am so excited to share this with you. I am now considered  by the CCPDT and everyone to be a CPDT-KA, or Certified Pet Dog Trainer- Knowledge Assessed.

What is the CCPDT?  The Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers (CCPDT) is a non-governmental, independent professional association, that developed a set of criteria and standards that a dog trainer should be able to meet in order to demonstrate their competence. Learn more about the CCPDT »

6/17/2009 - Look for me in this Thursday's Northern Valley Suburbanite newspaper!

6/16/2009 - In addition to private "in your home" training, Amanda's No Tricks Just Treats is now offering group classes, mini clinics and private lessons/consults at Bark Avenue - 20 East Madison Ave, Creeskill, NJ.

2/24/2009 - Not enough time to train your dog or puppy? Amanda's No Tricks Just Treats now offers, convenient, customized Day Training Programs for Dogs and Puppies. Unlike traditional "board and train" programs, I come to YOU and train YOUR Dog in YOUR home!
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10/15/2008 - I am pleased to announce that I am now an evaluator for the American Kennel Club's Canine Good Citizen certification program!
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