Cheryl Flemming, CPDT-KA, KPA
Cheryl’s Credentials & Expertise
Cheryl Flemming is a graduate of the prestigious Karen Pryor Academy for Animal Training and Behavior. She also holds credentials with the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers (CCPDT), the leading independent organization for the dog training profession.
CCPDT is on the forefront of the dog training industry – members must pass exams which demonstrate mastery of humane dog training practices. Dog training professionals worldwide maintain CCPDT certification as a mark of excellence.
Like any good trainer, Cheryl understands that making a great connection with a dog also involves creating and celebrating the teachable moments with her human students. Cheryl is positive, respectful, and very engaging. Cheryl’s special areas of expertise include working with dogs that exhibit behavior challenges such as barking, aggression, and extreme shyness.
She is also skilled when it comes to more common challenges like jumping, digging, pulling, rushing out the door, and chewing.Dog health and nutrition are extremely important to Cheryl, too — she is constantly updating her knowledge of these two topics. Doing so gives Cheryl a training edge since a health problem or a poor diet often contributes to a dog’s mood and behavior.