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Joan’s Credentials

General Academia

  • MBA – Antioch University Santa Barbara
  • BA, Entrepreneurship Concentration – Antioch University Santa Barbara
  • Family Nurse Practitioner/Physician’s Assistant – Stanford Medical School
  • AS, Nursing – Ventura College
  • AA, Fashion Design – Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising

Dog Training & Behavior Specific

  • Certificate in Training and Counseling
  • Behavior and Training Internship
  • Fear and Aggression Certificate
  • Dog-Dog Aggression Certificate
  • Public Class Teaching Certificate
  • Puppy Training Certificate
Special Topics in Advanced Counseling
  • Stranger Aggression and Social Fear
  • Curriculum Design and Classroom Management
  • Dog-Dog Aggression
  • Certified Behavior Consultant Canine – Knowledge Assessed (CBCC-KA)
  • Certified Professional Dog Trainer – Knowledge Assessed (CPDT-KA)
  • Level I Dog Training and Behavior
  • Level II Canine Behavior Modification
Additional Training and Credentials
  • Associate Certified Coach through the International Coaching Federation
  • Advanced Certified Personal and Executive Coach through the College of Executive Coaching 
  • Certified Separation Anxiety Trainer (CSAT) 
  • Certified Canine Nose Work® Instructor (CNWI) through National Association of Canine Scent Work (NASCW)
  • Family Paws Parent Educator (FPPE) through the Family Paws organization
  • Bob Bailey’s Workshop (Sequim, Washington) – a series of intensive seminars in applied operant conditioning, also known as applied behavior analysis.
  • Dr. Susan G. Friedman’s Living and Learning with Animals two-part in-depth course.
  • Completed coursework with animal trainer Ken Ramirez at Shedd Aquarium in Chicago, Illinois
    Recent participant in Karen Pryor’s Clicker Expo.
  • Graduate of the Registered Nursing program of Ventura College in Ventura, California and a graduate of Stanford University School of Medicine’s Primary Care Associate Program.
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