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You can level up your training skills and compete successfully using +R methods. Wonderpups Training is more than a conversation corner. We geek out on dog training, competition, and skill building.
We also help cultivate some of the best dog trainers in the world. Basically, I help serious dog nerds become better trainers. I teach people and dogs, both online and at live events, including the popular results-oriented program ZERO to CD.
I’m also the host of an engaging podcast called Drinking From The Toilet. Everything I do is based on and backed by Applied Behavioral Science. Because Science!
I’ve been training dogs and teaching people for over 12 years. I am a Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT) and a graduate of the Karen Pryor Academy for Animal Training and Behavior where I now serve on the faculty.
My background is in Biology with a bachelor’s from NC State, and a master’s from UNC-Chapel Hill.
I am committed to continuing education and regularly attend behavior conferences and training seminars to bring the most up-to-date information to my clients.
I was happy to sit down and talk with Jo Laurens from the Hold The Line podcast recently. Our conversation was centered around: Food motivation - and how to work with dogs which lack it (especially in the field or in high arousal situations) The importance of planning...
We had an awesome two days with Hannah Branigan at her “Dial Up Your Performance” workshop. It is one of the most fun workshops I’ve been a part of and I’ve been to a bunch. Not being into competitive obedience and just auditing I wasn’t sure how much I’d take away, but I’m still using many of the things I learned and can’t wait for her to come back so I can take part again.”
I’ve had the great fortune to take both online classes and an in-person workshop with Hannah to learn Competition Obedience skills. She does a great job of breaking down complex chains to build strong behaviors. What I love most, however, is her R+ approach to both 2 and 4 legged students. Positive training has become the standard for dogs, but not always for humans, and I appreciate Hannah’s ability to help us move forward and always feel good about our work.”
— Molly Bredenberg
Hannah explains the most complex training concepts with amazing clarity. She takes a concept, breaks down the steps to teach it and then presents it to her students. Her creativity makes learning fun and understandable, resulting in success for the dog and the handler.”
— Rachel Blackmer