Using reward-based training, dogs are taught to voluntarily offer behaviors in a positive environment and challenged to perform at the highest level. Encouraging dogs to think critically and make the right decisions increases their confidence and makes them more likely to retain that behavior.
Canina Dog Training is geared towards training dogs in real life situations and present owners with the necessary information to make a smooth transition from a training ring to the real world. In addition, owners are taught how to communicate with their dog using both body cues and verbal cues. This reduces frustration between both owner and dog.
In the process, Judit became fascinated with dog training, and ultimately decided to become a trainer herself. Today, Judit brings a unique blend of professional experience and personal insight to every training session and class, and her students – both canine and human – reap the rewards. She is also a valuable Animal Career Academy staff member and leads the Dog Training School. The Dog Training Program takes a unique approach to educate and develop dog trainers with the most current learning theories and techniques. Judit's goal is to develop outstanding trainers who acquire exceptional knowledge and an abundance of experience.Judit launched her professional dog-training career in 2002, when she was hired by one of Chicago's premier dog-training schools. During her six years with the school, Judit gained a solid foundation in canine communication, body language, learning theory, and behavior modification, and specialized in working with aggressive dogs. She developed effective problem-solving and training skills using only positive reinforcement rather than force or dominance of any kind. With extensive experience designing and teaching curricula for group classes and workshops, Judit excels at customizing and developing behavior solutions and training techniques that suit individuals' needs.
Judit's passion for dog training began with Puffy, and he remains her greatest inspiration and motivator. Today, Judit and Puffy enjoy outings to the forest preserve, where they devise new training games to keep them both sharp. They have both since welcomed a new addition to their family, an Aussie puppy named Lilu Manai.Professional Affiliations
• Director of Training, DoGoneFun Chicago
• Director of Training Program, Animal Career Academy
• Member, Certification Council for Professional
• Full Member, Association of Pet Dog Trainers
• AKC Canine Good Citizen & S.T.A.R Puppy
• Sit, Stay, Read! Dog/Handler Team Test Evaluator,
Program Leader, and Mentor
• BA in sociology with a psychology minor; emphasis on
field research techniques and practice