Heather Adams, KPA CTP, CBATI
I enjoy life with my husband and 4 dogs. We love to hike, camp, canoe, and compete in agility and sheep herding. Check out the slide show below to see some of our adventures.
I graduated from the Karen Pryor Academy for Animal Training and Behavior in 2008, ready to take on the world of obedience and agility classes, but I soon discovered there were lots of dogs with behavior problems preventing them from coming to a training class. So I learned everything I could on helping dogs with over excitement, fear, anxiety, aggression, and socialization issues. That led me to Behavior Adjustment Training (BAT). I suddenly saw progress with my clients like I never saw before. That inspired me to go through the rigorous program to become a Certified Behavior Adjustment Training Instructor (CBATI). I use some of the BAT techniques in obedience classes to help prevent reactivity and over excitement in dogs. I am also uniquely qualified to help you use the fun sport of agility for dogs with behavior issues. Agility is a great way to teach focus, self-control and confidence.
I believe it's important to be a great dog trainer, but it's just as important to be a great teacher. After all, my job is to teach you how to train your dog. I'm a graduate of the Teacher Certification Program at the University at Buffalo and have practical experience teaching biology and science to all age groups, in addition to over 11 years teaching people how to train and rehabilitate their dogs.
I also believe the best teachers are life long learners. And the best part is, there is always something new to learn to keep life fun and interesting! My continuing education is now highly focused on agility with some of the best trainers in the world, so I can bring the latest and greatest techniques and training to my agility students.
I am proud to be a KPA graduate and I continue my relationship as a Certified Training Partner in order to maintain a constant level of professional education.
My mission is to bring my passion for dog training and teaching people together, to help you bring out the best in your dog.