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Experience

Work Experience:
The Bird Guru
Owner
10/06 - present

Canine Aspirations
Owner
12/06 - present

MSPCA/Methuen-Nevins Farm
Dog Training Assistant
5/08 - 10/08

Gemini Dogs
Training Assistant
1/06 - present

Gemini Dogs
Daycare/Boarding
3/05 - 11/06

Gotta Go Pet Care
Owner/Dog walker/Pet sitter
12/00 -10/06

Feathers: The Ultimate Pet Bird Store
Manager/Animal Care/Sales/Education/Class Instructor/Newsletter Author
1996-2004

Windhover Veterinary Center
Veterinary Assistant/Animal Care
11/01-2/02

Formal Education:
San Juan College's Veterinary Technology Distance Learning Program
Associate's Degree in Applied Science - Veterinary Technology
2010 - present

Volunteer Experience:
Save A Dog
Foster home/Dog handler/Event help/Pet-sitter/Dog-walker/home visits
11/04 - present

Collie Rescue League of New England

Foster home/home visits
8/06 - present

House Rabbit Network
Foster home
7/02 - 2/03

Buddy Dog Humane Society
Dog-walker
93-94

Certifications:
ANWI (Associate Nose Work Instructor) through the National Association of Canine Scent Work (12/2014)

CPBT-KA
(Certified Professional Bird Trainer - Knowledge Assessed) through the International Avian Trainer Certification Board (4/2013)

CPDT-KA
(Certified Professional Dog Trainer - Knowledge Assessed) through the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers (9/2012)

CAS
(Certified Avian Specialist) through the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council (12/2007)

AFA Certified Aviculturist Level 1 through the American Federation of Aviculture (12/2012)

Memberships:
American Federation of Aviculture
American Working Collie Association
Collie Rescue League of New England
International Association of Avian Trainers and Educators
National Association of Canine Scent Work
North American Dog Agility Council Associate Member

In Print:
Jenn was interviewed for and article in the 2009 Birds USA magazine called: "What It's Like To Be A . . . - Profile of Bird Careers" by Katie Ingmire .

Jenn was interviewed for the article Little Budgies, Big Love by Ellen Feinstein Krueger, appearing in the August 2005 issue of Bird Talk Magazine

Canine performance titles earned:
CD (AKC Companion Dog Title with ARCH Tamarack's Autumn Rain CD RE CL2 RL3 CGC, "Tara". (11/12)

2 HIT (High in Trial), 2 High Combined Rally Score, and Highest Scoring Rally Dog with ARCH Tamarack's Autumn Rain CD RE CL2 RL3 CGC, "Tara". (11/12)

CL2 (CPE Agility Level 2 Title) with ARCH Tamarack's Autumn Rain RE CL2 RL3 CGC, "Tara". (2/12)

ARCH (APDT Rally Champion) with ARCH Tamarack's Autumn Rain RE CL1 RL3 CGC, "Tara". (12/11)

RL-3 (APDT Rally Level 3 Title) with Tamarack's Autumn Rain RE CL1 RL3 CGC, "Tara". (12/11)

CL1 (CPE Agility Level 1 Title) with Tamarack's Autumn Rain RE CL1 CGC, "Tara". (6/11)

RL-2 (APDT Rally Level 2 Title) with Tamarack's Autumn Rain RE RL2 CGC, "Tara". (5/08)

RE (AKC Rally Excellent title) with Tamarack's Autumn Rain RE RL1 CGC, "Tara". (9/07)

RA (AKC Rally Advanced title) with Tamarack's Autumn Rain RA RL1 CGC, "Tara". (8/07)

CGC (AKC's Canine Good Citizen title) with Tamarack’s Autumn Rain RN CGC, “Tara”. (5/07)

RN (AKC Rally Novice title) with Tamarack’s Autumn Rain RN, “Tara”. (4/07)

RL-1 (APDT’s Rally level 1 title) with Tamarack’s Autumn Rain RL1, “Tara”. (10/06)

Some seminars/courses attended:
IAABC (International Association for Animal Behavior Consultants) Symposium with Dr. Susan Freidman, Dr. Lore Haug, Theresa McKeon, Chirag Patel, Bob Bailey and Parven Farhoody (2013)

Chicken Mini Training Workshop with Bob Bailey and Parvene Farhoody (2013)

Avian Behavior, Training and Enrichment Workhop with Lara Joseph (2013)

Various Parrot Society of New England Seminars with Concetta DellaRocco Ferragamo and Robin Shewokis (2013)

From Agricultre to Conservation: The Journey of a Lifetime with Rick Jordan (2013)

K9NW Teamwork: From Foundation to Trial Day with Amy Herot, CPDT-KA, CNWI (2013)

Converging Odors: Solving the Puzzle with Barbara Schwerdt CPDT-KA, CNWI (2012)

Living and Learning with Animals with Dr. Susan Friedman (2012)

After NW1, Containers and Vehicles – prep for NW2/NW3 workshop with Julie Gaunt, CNWI and Jennie Keifer, CNWI (2012)

Fixing the Unfixable: A New Look at Separation Anxiety with Gina Phairas and Malena DeMartini-Price (2012)

Canine Freestyle I through the Karen Pryor Academy with Michele Pouliot (2012)

Beyond the NW1 Title: Skill Building for NW2 Workshop with Barbara Schwerdt CPDT-KA, CNWI (2011)

Improve your "I Cue": Learn the Science of Signals with Kathy Sdao MA, CAAB (2011)

Dogs of Course 5 day Instructor Training Course: Consulting and Problem Solving with Pia Silvani, CPDT, CABC and Carolyn Barney KPA-CT, CNWI (2011)

Elevate Your Training: A day with Bob Bailey and Parvene Farhoody, MA, CPDT, CABC, CDBC (2010)

From Purgatory to Nirvana: The Path to Enlightened Training with Ken Ramirez of Chicago's Shedd Aquarium (2010)

For the Love of a Dog: Emotions in You and Your Dog, and How They Affect Training and Relationships with Patricia McConnell, Ph.D., CAAB (2010)

Analyze THAT! with Terri Bright, MS, BCBA (2010)

So many choices: A workshop for Trainers and Dogs with Kathy Sdao MA, CAAB (2009)

Ethics, The Heart of Professional Dog Training with Jim Barry, CPDT, CDBC (2009)

Behavior Modification for the Real World with Dee Ganley, CPDT, CABC (2008)

Pet First Aid Workshop with Dr. Amy Schroff and VESCONE staff (2008)

Living and Learning with Parrots: the Fundamental Principles of Behavior with Susan G. Freidman, Ph.D (2008)

Dogs of Course 2.5 day Instructor Training Course: One-on-one with Pia Silvani, CPDT, CABC (2008)

The Role of Drug Therapy in Canine Behavior Problems with Dr. Amy Marder, VMD CAAB (2008)

Dogs of Course 5-day Instructor Training Course: Teaching and Training with Sue Sternberg and Pia Silvani, CPDT, CABC (2008)

Get SMART about Training with Kathy Sdao, MA, CAAB (associate) (2008)

Separation Anxiety with Trish King CPDT, CDBC (2008)

Training Birds for Medical and Husbandry Behaviors with Barbara Heidenreich (2007)

Don Hanson's Introduction to Dog Behavior and Clicker Training at Green Acres Kennel in Bangor, ME (2007)

All About Dogs: Lecture/Workshop Series including:
Overcoming the Fear Factor, Shaping & Training for Shelter/Rescue Dogs, Motivating Your Dog to Give Great Attention, Hey! That's Mine - Possessive Issues, all with Carolyn Barney, CPDT (2006)

Every Dog is Different: Evolution, Cognition, & Behavior with Dr. Ray Coppinger, PhD, Dr. Bruce Blumberg, PhD, and Carolyn Barney, CPDT (2006)

The Development of Independence (in birds) with Mattie Sue Athan (2004)

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