About Us

How Jenny became a dog trainer:

Jenny Ruth Yasi, BFA, CPDT-KA, CTDI is certified through the  Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers, the only independent certifying organization for the dog training profession. She’s also a Certified Trick Dog Instructor and AKC CGC evaluator, an IAABC and CCUI candidate.

Jenny graduated from Vermont College of Norwich University in 1998 with a self-designed major in Behavior Science, and she has traveled to study with chicken, monkey, horse and marine mammal trainers, as well as with world renowned dog trainers. “Leslie McDevitt (Control Unleashed) and Susan Garrett have had profound impacts on my animal training style. Locally, Leslie Whitney from Happy Tails was my first dog training teacher, and I’ve always been grateful that she introduced me to Karen Pryor clicker training and agility training. I’m grateful that I was encouraged to approach behavior via behavior science, operant and classical conditioning. Currently I am most interested in conditioned default behaviors, where dogs aren’t dependent on a cue or command, but they are increasingly able to respond environmental cues, aka “context cues,” and they can think independently without requiring .

“I’ve had 10 of my own dogs over my adult life, often three dogs of my own at a time, and I’ve been lucky to be able to sponge from some of the greatest animal trainers in the world. Right now my youngest dog is a working german shepherd with titles in rally, AKC obedience, and he’s beginning to compete in agility. I’ve titled with two other dogs (including my formerly shy reactive poodle, Tigerlily) in freestyle, rally and agility.”

Jenny is an alumni in Susan Garrett’s Recallers, Agility Nation, and H360 programs. She is a current student in Leslie McDevitt’s Control Unleashed Instructor’s program, and she regularly attends seminars and workshops from Clicker Expos, to Chicken Camps, FDSA seminars, SAR events, tracking, herding and other working dog educational events.

“My goal is to cultivate mutual trust and understanding that helps dog/human teams reach higher in their performance potential, whether dogs are chosen as simple companions, working as therapy or service dogs, herding , skijoring, SAR, or competing in tracking, agility, obedience, rally, freestyle.

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