Dog Trainers Education and Experience

Friends For Life Dog Training LLC. Trainers Education and Experience

Professional Dog Trainer Dennis Fehling CPDT KA, CBATI

Professional Dog Trainer Pam Bigoni CNWI

  • Animal Behavior College Graduate two year training program.
  • CPDT Certified Professional Dog Trainer
  • CBATI. Certified Behavior Adjustment Training Instructor
  • Aggression and temperament tester and head trainer for the Redmond Oregon humane society 2007-2009
  • Coaching People to train their dog’s workshop with Terry Ryan...
  • Improve your I-Cue seminar with Kathy Sdao.
  • Helping fearful dog’s seminar with Nicole Wilde.
  • To be Mod or not to be Mod seminar with Pia Silvani.
  • Brave New world of Dog Training seminar with Roger Abrantes.
  • Constructional Aggression Treatment Training workshop with Kellie Snider and Dr Jesus Rosales-Ruiz.
  • Graduate Dogtec professional dog walking academy
  • Aggression and Play seminar with Dr Patricia McConnell PHD.
  • Bat" Behavior Adjustment Training" With Grisha Stewart
  • APDT(association of pet dog trainers) 2009
  • Assistant to George and Alta Tawzer of Tawzer dog training videos
  • Masters Of Behavior Conference Troutdale Oregon
  • Kathy Sdao Unplugged - Hands-on "Think Tank" for Dog Trainers and Advanced Handlers
  • Completed the two year TTouch Practitioner training Program Nov 2010
  • Assistant to Debbie Potts for two day TTouch for you and your dog workshop(Portland, Oregon) 2010
  • Masters Of Behavior Conference Feb  2011
  • Instructor Training Course with Pia Silvani March 2011
  • Canine good citizen evaluator # 76279
  • PetTech first aid Instructor Training Course completed June 2011 Instructor #1647
  • Emily Larlam seminar 101 ways to think outside the box Seattle Washington 2 day seminar
  • Assistant to Lori Stevens Tellington TTouch workshop Seattle Washington.
  • Living with and training a fearful dog with Debbie Jacobs Seattle Washington 2011
  • 2-Day "BATTING 1000: BAT for Dog Reactivity (Fear, Frustration, and Aggression)" With Grisha Stewart.
  • Member of the PPG(pet professionals guild) dedicated to a nonviolent approach to training dogs and humans.
  • Assisting Lori Stevens TTouch Walking in Balance May 19th 2012 one day workshop
  • Attending five day BAT(Behavior Adjustment Training) for dog reactivity Instructors workshop August 20th through 24th 2012
  • Attended Pat Millers Problem behaviors in dogs two day workshop June 9th and 10th 2012
  • Attended Tellington TTouch 3 day advanced training Seminar July 2012 In Vernon BC.
  • Attended "From brain to Bite" an aggression seminar with Chirag Patel in October
  • Became one of the first Certified BAT or Behavior Adjustment Training Instructors in the world. Certified by the founder of BAT Grisha Stewart MA, CPDT(KA) CTP
  • Making the impossible possible seminar with Ken Ramirez.  January 2013
  • Assisting Lori Stevens "Tellington TTouch for Senior dogs" workshop July 2013
  •  Three day Seminar with Dr Ian Dunbar:Development of Social Behavior & Treatment of Fearfulness, Reactivity & Aggression March 15-17th 2013 Portland Oregon
  • Assisting Linda Tellington Jones PHD(Hon) at Tellington TTouch week long training November 2013
  • Attending Dr Susan Friedman's professional course Living & Learning with Animals: The Fundamental Principles and Procedures of Teaching and Learning 8 week course in September 2013.
  • Attended Camp R.E.W.A.R.D for aggressive and reactive dogs. (Realizing Excellence with Attention, Redirection and Desensitization) With Pam Dennison. 
  • Completed Susan Friedmans Living and Learning with animals course November 2013.
  • Attended APDT( association of professional dog trainers) 4 day conference Spokane Wa. 2013
  • Team leader BAT instructors course Seattle Washington August 2014.
  • Attended Susan Friedmans Living and Learning with animals seminar August 2014
  • Attended Clicker Expo Portland Oregon January 2015
  • Stress and Behavior seminar with Anders Hallgren, February 2015 two day seminar Seattle Washington.
  • Attending Suzanne Clothier two day behavior seminar, Oakland California April 2015
  • Assisting Joey Iverson as a team leader 5 day inensive BAT( behavior Adjustment workshop) August 2015
  • Attending Clicker Expo in Reno Nevada in January 2016
  • Attending How to work aggression cases with Micheal Shikashio March 2016. 
  • Priblem solving for reactive behavior in dog with Sarah Fulcher CDBC Richland Washington March 2016.
  • 1. Exploring Dog Sociability, With You as the Scientist
    2. Sociability: Hands-on Science Internship Workshop with Sue Sternberg and Dr. Tim lewis June 2016
  • Clicker Expo Portland oregon January 2017 a three day intensive training workshop
  • Assisting Edie Jane Eaton Tellington TTouch Instructor Portland Oregon April 2017.  Week long Tellington TTouch workshop.
  • Handling problem behaviors and Mistakes human and animals and aggression seminar with ken Ramirez October 2017 at the Karen Pryor Ranch. 
  • Attending a week long interactive workshop by Ken Ramirez at the Karen Pryor Ranch.  This is called " The Ranch Experience" my focus will be on cooperative medical behaviors with animals.
  • Attending and assisting( leash skills) a two day aggression workshop with Grisha Stewaert and Jordan Shelley June 30-July 1st in Eugene Oregon
  • Attending Canine aggression and bite prevention seminar through the Pet professional Guild April 26th -28th 2019
  • Attending The Convergence of Human & Animal Training and Technology 2019" (19 Jul 2019 3:00 PM - 21 Jul 2019 5:00 PM (PDT), Seattle, University of Washington.
  • professional member of the PPG ( Pet Professional Guild)


                   Pam Bigoni

  • Completed the Karen Pryor academy for dog trainers September 2010
  • Pet Tech first aid instructor training course completed June 2011 Instructor #1646
  • Completed the instructor training course with Pia Silvani and Trish King November 2011
  • K9 Nose Work ® two day seminar Las Vegas October 2011
  • Enrolled in the K9 Nose Work ® instructors training program.
  • ANWI(associate K9 nose work® instructor
  • Board of directors Redmond Oregon humane society
  • Contributed to the dog walking program at the Redmond Oregon humane society
  • Assistant instructor at Friends for life dog training in Redmond Oregon
  • Retired after 25yrs from Precision Castparts Corp as an Engineer in the Aerospace Industry 2012
  • Certified K9 Nose work® Instructor CNWI
  • Converging odor workshop Febuary 2013
  • Hosted first national K9 Nose work Trial in Bend Oregon September 2013
  • Attending K9 Nose work week long camp in Colorado with the founders of K9 Nose work
  • Attended APDT(association of professional dog trainers) conference Spokane WA. 2013
  • Continuing education for CNWI September 2014.
  • Clicker expo Portland oregon 2017 A three day intensive training workshop


Sarah McCoy ABCDT

Sarah and Jenna

  •  Animal Behavior college Graduate Dog training and behavior program.
  •  Animal Behavior College Pet massage program.
  •  Animal behavior College Cat Behavior and management program.
  •  Animal behavior college pet nutrition and diet program.
  •  Animal behavior college grooming program.
  • Attended Handling problem behaviors and Mistakes human and animals and aggression seminar with ken Ramirez October 2017 at the Karen Pryor Ranch.
  • Has been mentored by Dennis Fehling for the past three years.
  • CGC evaluator
  • Sarah is also a Therapy dog handler with her girl Jenna.  They just passed their Therapy dog test and are cleared for hospital work.





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