About - Canina Dog Training
Canina Dog Training is dedicated to enhance dog-owner relationships through positive reinforcement. We offer and customize training solutions to fit the needs of the owner and dog. We treat dogs as individuals using training techniques that are unique to your dog's way of learning to increase confidence in his or her performance.

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.

About Judit Arroyo
Judit's passion for dog training began with Puffy, and he remains her greatest inspiration and motivator.
When Judit Arroyo, CPDT-KA Founder and Training Director got her first puppy, an Australian Shepherd mix she named Puffy, she quickly realized she was in over her head. Judit was young and inexperienced in dog training, and her fluffy little pup turned out to be as challenging as he was adorable. Puffy, by nature, was not very friendly towards people; he often reacted in an aggressive way, even to family members. Judit was surprised, but she committed herself to learning how to work with Puffy so he could have the good, long life she knew he deserved.

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 commitment to dog training and welfare extends beyond the classroom. She has volunteered for Chicago Canine Rescue, New Leash on Life, and Animal Care and Control. She has also organized fundraisers for various rescue organizations, and is a popular guest at career days in local elementary and middle schools. In addition, Judit competes in rally obedience (Rally-O), and was the on-set dog trainer for the forthcoming movie, "Beast." She also writes about dog behavior and two of her articles have been published in The APDT Chronicle of the Dog.

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
   Dog Trainers
Full Member, Association of Pet Dog Trainers
AKC Canine Good Citizen & S.T.A.R Puppy
   Test Evaluator
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
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