Adrienne Farricelli has been working professionally with dogs now for over a decade. She is a former veterinarian assistant and currently a certified dog trainer and behavior consultant. She is also author of several articles printed in dog magazines and books.
Adrienne has been working on ensuring that dogs lead happy lives and stay occupied with fun games and mental activities. Her popular online dog training course "Brain Training for Dogs" was built with this objective in mind.
Here are some of Adrienne's milestones:
In 2006 Adrienne started working for an accredited animal hospital, and in 2007 she started volunteering for the local shelter fostering and training pets in need of temporary homes and assisting vets working for the shelter.
Adrienne holds dual certification in dog training. In 2010, after undergoing 219 hours of apprehentship under a master dog trainer, she got certified by the Italian Association for Dog Trainers and Canine Consultants. After giving classes in basic and advanced obedience and spending the summer teaching Canine Musical Freestyle, she then obtained certification by the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers (CPDT-KA)
She is a force-free trainer, focusing on the rewarding world of positive reinforcement training and gentle behavior modification techniques. CCPDT requires her to continue her education, so she is often attending courses to keep up-to-date with the latest dog training and behavior modification trends. Her membership with the Pet Professional Guild (PPG) and the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC) helps ensure she's in the loop with the latest methods.
After owning Yellow Creek Dog Training for 2 years, she opened Rover's Ranch Home, boarding and training in 2011 and her own writing company, A to Z Dog Publishing where she produces articles, books and dog-related videos for online and offline publications.
Adrienne has attended a college course on canine theriogenology from University of Minnesota and a course on dog emotion and cognition from Duke University. In 2015, she enrolled in an academically advanced science-based program and is working her way towards an accredited diploma in canine behavior science. In 2018, she has completed two courses on Hospice and End-of Life Care for Dogs.
Sinced 2005, Adrienne has been a published dog blogger and writer for several publications. Her work has appeared on USA Today, Daily Puppy, Nest Pets, Reader's Digest and several print publications such as Every Dog magazine and the APDT Chronicle of the Dog.
Recently, she has contributed a chapter to the book " Puppy Socialization - An Insider's Guide to Dog Behavioral Fitness" by Caryl Wolff and including contributions from Dr. Ian Dunbar, Dr. Carmen Battaglia, Dr. Ed Bailey, Dr. Michael Fox and Peter and Nancy Vollmer.
Adrienne lives in Arizona with her beloved Rottweilers, Petra and Kaiser. She has worked on earning titles in Rally obedience and Canine Musical Freestyle. She also owns 15 chicken, which by the way, are also clicker trained!
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