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Education and Experience


  1. Certified 4H Leader, Rutgers Cooperative Extension Dept of 4H Youth Development 2010
  2. Certified Animal Control Officer, State of New Jersey 2007
  3. Canine Good Citizen Evaluator, American Kennel Club, Raleigh NC 2006
  4. Certified Trainer NLP, The Society of NLP, Hopatcong, NJ 2004
  5. Certified Master Practitioner NLP, The Society of NLP, Hopatcong, NJ 2003
  6. Certified Practitioner NLP, The Society of NLP, Hopatcong, NJ 1998
  7. Certified Veterinary Assistant, ICS (division of NEC Animal Sciences), Scranton, PA 1993
  8. Entered Doctorial Degree Program, The Institute of Bio Behavioral Sciences, NY 1993
  9. Certified in Solving Canine Behavioral Problems, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 1992
  10. Certified Canine Nutrition, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 1992
  11. Certified in Hypnotherapy CHt, International Association of Counselors and Therapists, Fla. 1990
  12. Registered Master Trainer, United States K-9 Academy, Ltd., West Milford, NJ 1990
  13. Certified Hypnotherapist CCHyt, The National Guild of Hypnotists, Merrimack, NH 1988
  14. Certificated Practitioner NLP, Institute of Applied Behavioral Sciences, Parsippany, NJ 1986
  15. Certified in High-level protection and surveillance dog training, K-9 Connection, Port Jervis, NY 1986-1988
  16. Certified in Professional Dog Training, Aportella Command Dogs, Paterson, NJ 1984-1985
  17. Certified in Professional Dog Training, Augers K-9 College, Oakland, NJ 1981-1983


  • Canine Companions, Sussex, NJ 1986-present  Director and Owner Developed new and highly successful approach for training dogs – the Kinship® Psychological Dog Training® Method. Trained thousands of dogs to behave obediently and non-aggressively.  Started school for professional dog trainers in 1988.  Have helped over 150 people to become effective dog trainers.
  • United States K-9, Sussex, NJ 2002-present Director and Owner. Provide advanced dog training specifically designed for security and protection purposes. Widely recognized for delivering the highest standards and best possible results. Created the United States K-9 Seal and Service Mark, denoting a very high level of competence and quality in dog training.
  • Friends Of Wayne Animal Society, Wayne Township, NJ 2007 President. Oversaw and managed Wayne Township Animal Shelter and the FOWA organization.  Evaluated and trained animals prior to adoption, ensuring they were suitable as family pets. Coached dog handlers on appropriate training techniques.
  • Division of Youth and Family Services, State of New Jersey 2007 Professional Trainer
  • United States Postal Service, Washington DC 2006 Trainer – Dog Bite Prevention. Created public service announcements on dog handling and how to prevent aggression. Trained dogs that were appearing in public service announcements. Appeared in Always Play It Safe With Dogs 9 (public service television ad). Received an ‘Oscar’ for the “Best Bark in a Public Service Announcement”, from the US Postal Service.
  • Sussex County Farm and Horse Show State Fair, Augusta, NJ 1996-1998 Dog Training Demonstrator Demonstrated techniques for dog training and resolving behavioral problems at this annual fair.
  • YMCA, Sparta, NJ 1994 Dog Training Instructor.  Ran obedience dog training classes. Held private sessions for difficult dogs.
  • The New York State Department of Education, Albany, NY 1993 Dog Training Instructor. Provided Professional Trainers Training to grant recipients.
  • National Humane Educational Society, Washington D.C. 1991 Professional Dog Trainer
  • Wantage Township, NJ 1987 Dog Warden