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I’m Robyn Lucier and I have been a life-long dog owner and animal lover. I would like to share my bio with you and how I came about doing what I love – Training Dogs!
I am a graduate of the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, where I earned a B.S. Degree in Psychology with a focus on learning theory and behavior modification.
I spent most of my working years as an Accounting Clerk but always dreamed of someday owning my own business. For a few years, I had a part-time business as a horseback riding instructor, but my life circumstances changed and I was unable to continue the business at that time.
My interest in dog training began when I took my Shetland Sheepdog to puppy kindergarten where she earned her AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy distinction. I enjoyed the training so much that I began to consider a career as a professional dog trainer.
In 2011 I enrolled in a year-long course of study at Animal Behavior College (ABC). As part of my studies I participated in the "Students Saving Lives" program by volunteering at a local animal shelter. It was a valuable opportunity to practice my skills on a wide variety of dogs, helping them to be better mannered and more adoptable. In July of 2012 I graduated from ABC with honors, earning a certificate as a Dog Obedience Instructor. It was then that I began my business as a professional dog trainer.
In 2016 I earned the Certified Professional Dog Trainer-Knowledge Assessed (CPDT-KA) designation by successfully meeting the high qualifying standards of the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers, an independent certifying agency. For more information about the certification and it's requirements, please visit www.cpdt.org.
Currently I am a Professional Premium Member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT) and an authorized instructor of the Canine Life and Social Skills (C.LA.S.S.) program. I spend my free time furthering my education, attending seminars, and spending quality time with my husband and my 3 dogs...
"Roxy", Jack Russell Terrier
"Sadie Mae", Shetland Sheepdog
"Hunter", Papillon/Spaniel Mix