Bonnie Brown-Cali, Member- NARA, USMR

Professional Dog Trainer


BayWoofWinnerBonnie has professionally trained dogs since 1990 and is the owner of Dog Dynamics. Bonnie was a master trainer and co-owner of AppleGate School for Dogs Inc. and American Detector Dogs. She is an evaluator for the American Kennel Club and is a field representative for Paws With a Cause, an organization that trains service dogs for the disabled. She has worked as a canine field handler for the University of Reno and Desert Research Institute and for Working Dogs for Conservation Foundation. She volunteered for seven years as a trainer and member of the search and rescue teams for Contra Costa County Sheriff Department, California Rescue Dogs Association, and the California Office of Emergency services. She has conducted national workshops on training and deploying service dogs, dog behavior and obedience, reliable retrieving training, and the ethical use of training equipment. 

She has helped countless individuals with challenging dogs, and has published manuals and papers on puppy head start programs, beginning through advanced obedience, training dogs for human remains detection, and how to develop and maintain an athletic dog. To continue her education she attends annual conferences, behavioral workshops and training seminars in the United States and abroad. Bonnie and her Beauceron, Graffiti, train and compete in Ring Sport, a discipline that weaves together obedience, agility and protection. She and her family share their home in the East Bay Hills of Northern California with their pack of dogs and flock of chickens.