Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Amanda Brothers: Trainer Highlight

All Things Pawsitive is proud to highlight Amanda Brothers this March. Amanda is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA) with a Bachelor's degree in psychology from Stanford University and a strong background in the art and science of animal learning. She has been working professionally with dogs since 2000 and has supplemented her hands on experience with formal training in classes, seminars and workshops given by leaders in the field of dog behavior and training.

She is a regular contributor to the Journal Newspapers' "Pampered Pets" column and her training advice has been featured on The Animal Rescue Site, The Bark Blog and in both City Dog and Dog Fancy magazines.

In addition to being a Certified Professional Dog Trainer, Amanda is a professional member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT), an AKC Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Approved Evaluator, and an active member of Puget Sound Positive Trainers (PSPT).  

Amanda worked for over three years as Adoption and Admissions Supervisor at The Seattle Humane Society (Bellevue, WA ) and was Dog Program Manager at Homeward Pet Adoption Center (Woodinville, WA) for over a year. In 2006, she set a record for the number of dogs saved and adopted out of Homeward Pet. She is a big believer in giving back to the community and regularly contributes to organizations that work to improve the lives of human and non-human animals, including Echo Glen Children's Center in Snoqualmie, WA.

Amanda lives in Sammamish with her husband and their five adopted dogs. She competes in agility with Foggy (Aussie/Lab), Poe (Rat Terrier) and Wren (Border/Staff).

We are glad to have a dedicated team member like Amanda at All Things Pawsitive.