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Providing Dog Training To California Residents For Over 30 Years

Moraga Dog Dynamics Seminar

Dog Dynamics, Inc. is committed to enhancing the human to dog relationship by helping owners understand dog behavior from puppy through senior age. We take the dog point of view and find out what makes your dog tick. Through this understanding we can then choose the training methods that are appropriate based on the dog’s behavior, temperament and your training goals.

Dog Dynamic’s listens to the needs of our clients and are sensitive to the body language of the dog on the other end of the leash. Our goal is to have you build a bond with your dog based on trust, motivation and mutual respect. Join us and see how our unique training will bring out the best in your dog.

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Bonnie Brown-Cali

CEO, Principal Dog Trainer and Behavioral Consultant

Bonnie has professionally trained dogs since 1989 and is the owner of Dog Dynamics Inc. Bonnie was a co-owner and master trainer of AppleGate School for Dogs Inc. and American Detector Dogs. For 10 years she was the West Coast field representative for Paws With a Cause, an organization that trains service dogs for the disabled. She worked as a canine field handler on the impact of human encroachment on wildlife for the University of Reno, the Desert Research Institute, and for Working Dogs for Conservation Foundation. She volunteered for 7 years as a trainer and member of the search and rescue teams for Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Department, California Rescue Dogs Association, and the California Office of Emergency Services. She has been an AKC evaluator for over 15 years. She has conducted national and international 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, help for reactive dogs, 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 trains her Malinois and Beauceron to compete in French 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, dog training cats, and flock of chickens.

Kristin Castro

Dog Trainer and Behavioral Consultant

Kristin Castro has a Master’s degree in counseling and a Bachelor’s degree in psychology. She has worked in the veterinary field since 2006 and has always enjoyed casually training dogs. Her serious interest in dog training sparked in early 2013 when she acquired highly driven and reactive Ash- her Australian Cattle Dog. Committed to helping Ash become the best dog he could be and improving their dog/handler relationship, Kristin turned to Dog Dynamics for help. Using her education in behavioral conditioning and learning paired with the expertise of Dog Dynamics she has been successful at meeting her own goals. She is now passionate about using her veterinary experience, education, and knowledge to help other owners and dogs reach their goals as a team. For Kristin, it is incredibly rewarding to help people and their dogs overcome personal limitations, build bonds based on trust, and live happier lives together. She has a heightened interest in helping dogs with reactivity, anxiety, impulse control, and high drive, and also enjoys basic obedience for all ages. In her free time, Kristin enjoys taking Ash hiking around their home in Moraga and participating in herding training.

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Emily Goodman

Dog Trainer and Behavioral Consultant

Emily’s passion for dogs started at a very early age, and she spent her childhood hanging out with the neighborhood dogs. Once she had the chance to get a dog of her own, she brought Buster home. His complicated behavior issues introduced Emily to the world of dog training, and she was hooked ever since. Emily’s experience with dogs is diverse, and includes going to school for veterinary technology, competing in multiple dog sports with her Belgian Tervuren, Willow, and working in a shelter where she was the behavior and training manager. This background gives Emily a unique perspective on working through everything from basic obedience to behavior issues.

Sue Marlais

Dog Trainer and Behavioral Consultant

When Sue Marlais isn’t working her day job as the deputy Chief Information Officer for Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, she is a trainer for Dog Dynamics, Inc. Sue’s heart is committed to rescue dogs and to people in need, and her credentials speak for themselves. She works closely with the East County Animal Shelter in training volunteers to help rescued dogs be more adoptable, and she opens up her home to foster puppies in need. She has two rescued Chihuahuas, that were “foster failures” Jack and Bella, that are now trained for agility. The rascally pair are also therapy dogs through Tri-Valley Humane Canine Comfort and they regularly visit senior living facilities bringing joy with a happy tail. Sue’s little Bella also visits Hospice organizations where Bella brings comfort to last stage patients.

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Ken Carpenter

Dog Trainer and Behavioral Consultant

Ken Carpenter’s introduction to dog training occurred in 2000 when he adopted a 1-year old 80lb German Shepherd name Cruz. From the onset it was clear that Cruz needed not only basic obedience, structure and boundaries, but also behavior modification. Cruz was leash reactive toward some people and dogs, and an escape artist extraordinaire! Ken enlisted the help of trainer Bonnie Brown Cali, and together they helped Cruz become a fantastic companion. This was Ken’s first introduction to dog training, and he was hooked. The skills he learned with Cruz helped him train his next puppy named Roxi, a dynamite Belgian Malinois. Roxi’s intuition and desire to learn lit the fire in Ken to become a professional dog trainer. Ken had a one-year intensive internship with a San Francisco dog training company. He also attended Michael Ellis School for Dog Trainers in Santa Rosa where he received a sound foundation in training theory and methods. He enjoys staying informed in the dog training world and attends yearly seminars and workshops, most notably with Julien Ryckenbusch an IGP trainer from France. Ken comes from a diverse work background. Originally a professional cyclist representing the US in two Olympics, and later an Institutional Banker at a boutique firm in San Francisco. This diversity and dedication helped him gain unique instinctual, observational and analytical skills which he puts to good use training dogs and their owners. In his free time Ken practices his other passion, Jiu Jitsu, and finds that it compliments dog training immensely. Keeping calm, thinking through problems and puzzles are necessary in both martial arts and dog training. In addition, he trains French Ring sport, currently with his rescue German Shepherd Malinois cross, Ryker

Dog Training Awards & Acknowledgements

Dog Dynamics Best Dog Trainers San Francisco East Bay
Award winning Dog Dynamics Group Dog Training Classes
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