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A List Certified Dog Trainers

In recent years, we have been contacted several times with requests for information regarding the backgrounds of individual dog trainers claiming to have been Certified by K-9 Companions.

Because of this we have compiled a list for easy access for people to locate the individuals by name and whether or not they were trained or Certified by us. Certified indicates that the individual took the dog trainer course and was tested on knowledge and practical application.

We require that trainees have mentored hands on experience at our facility prior to Certification. All other listed dog trainers (non-certified) were trained from the level of kennel tech through trainer or Certified Master Trainer with 1 year or more of practical experience working with owners and dogs. Dates indicate the years of experience with K-9 Companions with or without certification. For anyone who cares to check you will see a number of dog trainers currently doing business in the United States as well as other countries.

This list is not complete. If your name needs to be added please contact us for additions or corrections that should be made. CMT indicates Certified Master Trainer.

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List of Certified Trainers (CT)

This List is NOT complete - if you believe you should be on it - Contact Us

  • Arce, Jessica (Veteran-2021-present) Veteran, Nashville, TN
  • Barrasa, Sybrina Certified (2012) Riverside, CA
  • Bell, Daniel (Certified 2015), CA
  • Bittikofer, Tessa (2000-2004) Hesperia, CA
  • Bowers, Christine (2006-2008) Hemet, CA
  • Bradsbery-Quick, LaKimba (2001-2006) Riverside, CA
  • Burdick, Claire (2020-2021) Nashville, TN
  • Castaldo, Vandelina (Certified 2014) Beaumont, CA
  • Culbertson, Vicki (Certified 2015), CA
  • Christensen, Lily (2003-2005) Riverside, CA
  • Dankert, Greg (Certified 1996-1997) New York
  • Dingwell, William (1993) Moreno Valley, CA
  • Domingo, Jean (Certified 2010) Aliso Viejo, CA
  • Druker, Larry (Certified 1999) Upland, CA
  • Fassbinder, Molly (1993) Claremont, CA
  • Freilich, Jennifer (1998-2002) Riverside, CA
  • Friedman Kandice (2005-2007) San Diego, CA
  • Healy, Rose (1993) Fullerton, CA
  • Hernandez, Monica (Certified 2012-2014) Lake Forest, CA
  • Hui, Amy (1998-1999) Laguna Beach, CA
  • Katularu, Eial (Certified 2010) Israel
  • Larkin, Tiffany (Certified 2009-2010) Temecula, Ca
  • Larson, Nikki (Certified 1998) Colorado
  • Loree, Michelle (Certified 2009) Temecula, Ca
  • Lunceford, Rebecca (1995) Fontana, CA
  • Martin, Cara (Certified 2011) San Diego, Ca
  • Martin, Kathia (2010-2012) Murrieta, Ca
  • May, Joshua (Certified 2009) Los Angeles, Ca
  • Meade-Rodine, Lacy (1998-2003) Moreno Valley, CA
  • Mesibov, Darren (Certified 2010) Potsdam, NY
  • Miller, Stephanie (1999-2003) Newport Bch, CA
  • Miner, Christine (2021-present) Lebanon, TN
  • Mullin, Krista Certified (2012) Hacienda Heights, CA
  • Nelson, Scott (Certified 1997-1998) La Mirada, CA
  • Norris, Dawn (1997-1998) Riverside, CA
  • Perez-Lawton, Kimberly (1996-1998) Riverside, CA
  • Port, Lori (Certified 1994-1995) Chino, CA
  • Pratt, Nicole (2017-2019) Mt. Juliet, TN
  • Reyes, Elizabeth (1995-2001) Riverside, CA
  • Rich, Amy (2021-present) Lebanon, TN
  • Ringler, Michelle (2006-2010) Riverside, CA
  • Savadian, Ani (Certified 1996) Iran
  • Shanabarger, Jeff (Certified 2010) Hemet, CA
  • Sloan, Pamela (1994-1996) AZ
  • Smith, Tonya (2018-2019) Lebanon, TN
  • Spadt, Lisa (1989-1994) La Habra, CA
  • Sweeny, Dee Dee (Certified 1990-1993) Boston, MA
  • Sylvester, David (2005) Riverside, CA
  • Tanksley, Kelli (2006-2008) Riverside, CA
  • Tanner, Lee (Certified 2009) Norco, CA
  • Waggoner, Kenneth (1999-2000) Hemet, CA
  • Young, Melissa (2017-2020) Gallatin, TN

List of Certified Master Trainers (CMT)

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  • Cameron, Shannon CMT (2011-2013) Pasadena, CA
  • Duet, Travis CMT (2008-present) CA, TN (Course Instructor)
  • Erwin, Scott CMT (2009-2013) Riverside, CA
  • Garcia, Ilany (2004-2007) CMT Riverside, CA
  • Garcia, Karla CMT (2007-2017) Gavalin Hills, CA
  • Halbritter, Tamara CMT (2005-2016) Chino, CA
  • Jessup, Adriana CMT (Certified 2015), Las Vegas, NV
  • Kalvesmaki, Lindsay CMT (Certified 2015) Bethel Park, PA
  • Marcinkiewicz, Carmen CMT (2006-2010) Corona, CA
  • Parke, Nicholas CMT (2014 & 2018)  Coeur d’alene, Idaho
  • Raz, Avner CMT (1990-1991) Israel
  • Saradeth, Pon CMT (Certified 1990-1995) Yorba Linda, CA
  • Selaya, Audrey CMT (2009 – 2011) Riverside, CA
  • Terrazas, Anthoney CMT (Certified 1989-1991) Hacienda Heights, CA
  • Varva, Nikki CMT (2014-present) CA, TN (Course Instructor)
  • Vaughn, Diane CMT (2003-2016) Riverside, CA
  • Walter, Laura (2007-2011) CMT Corona, CA

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