About Dawn Hanna
Professional Dog Trainer In Broward County, Florida
Dawn is a professional dog trainer and has been training dogs and coaching dog owners for over 15 years. She regularly seeks continuing education opportunities to stay current on the latest positive reinforcement training methods and scientific studies.
Dawn’s private dog training offers owners individual attention on their schedule. She also offers private dog training for behavior issues that are not compatible with a class setting. Dawn’s curriculum for group classes includes fun, learning and socialization. She offers group classes for dogs at Plantation Heritage Park. Dawn enjoys volunteering at shelters, pet friendly events, low cost vaccination clinics, and providing free dog behavior resources through her DogSmarts 101 program hosted by Broward County Animal Care.
Dawn is a Professional Member of the Pet Professional Guild (PPG). PPG promotes the concept of “No Pain, No Force, No Fear”. Dawn regularly attends annual conferences to network and learn from dog training professionals considered the best in the positive reinforcement community.
Dawn is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT). This program is an internationally recognized certification for professional dog trainers. A dog trainer that has passed the certification exam has demonstrated knowledge of instruction skills, animal husbandry, ethology, learning theory, and equipment. CPDTs are bound by a code of ethics. The continuing education requirement ensures that CPDTs are informed about the most current thinking, research and techniques in the field. CPDTs are guided by a Humane Hierarchy which assists dog owners and dog care professionals in understanding the standard of care to be applied in the dog training industry in determining training practices and methodologies and the order of implementation for applying those training practices and methodologies.
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