ABOUT BIANCA, CPDT-KA
Bianca received her certification with the Certification Counsel for Professional Dog Trainers in June of 2018. This certification requires a log of 300 hours of work in the industry as well as receive a minimum score of 85% on their exam. To keep up this certification, she must attend approved continuing education seminars ensuring her education is kept current. She also must follow the Humane Hierarchy or LIMA (Least Intrusive, Minimally Aversive) which means she uses the least intrusive methods before all else. Her most recent accomplishments are earning her Fear Free Certification and completing the Karen Pryor Puppy Start Right for Instructors course.
Fear Free certification allows her to work closely with vet hospitals and groomers to achieve fear free visits. Bianca has also completed the Karen Pryor Academy’s Dog Trainer Foundations course, Walks & Wags Pet First Aid Certification and many other on-line courses, seminars and webinars.
For a full list, check out her certificates below!
I began learning about positive reinforcement training in 2016 after rescuing a 1.5 year old great dane showing aggressive displays. I reached out to a trainer that specializes in reactivity and aggression and quickly became interested in the science behind how dogs learn and the positive, force-free ways to help with various behavioural issues, especially aggression. Within a month of doing sessions with my own dog, Snoopy, I began joining this trainer on the weekends for private lessons and going to as many group classes as possible to gain more knowledge. I mentored under her for about a year and a half. In that time, I worked hands on with clients, starting with walks, walk and trains, assisting in group classes including a reactive dog class, private puppy sessions and moving more into private dog-dog aggression and some dog-human aggression in the last 6 months of the mentor-ship. I am so grateful to all my colleagues, clients, family and friends who have helped guide me on this journey and encouraged me to continue on this path.
I look forward to helping guide you and your dog on your training journey and creating lasting bonds for you and your canine companion!