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Hi, I'm Brandy.

Thank you for learning what makes Fluency Dog Training different!

San Diego's Dog Trainer

Hello!

I am the lead trainer and CEO of Fluency Dog Training LLC. I started Fluency Dog Training because I believe that dogs are part of the family, and living with a dog should make life better, not more stressful.

At Fluency, we have an a positive result proven method we follow when training your dog. This method has been created through years of experience and knowledge. Dog training for me is not a hobby or passion project, it is my full time career. I took my first private dog training class at age 8 with my pure bred Border Collie, and in 2010 I got certified as a professional dog trainer.  

I opened Fluency Dog Training in February 2022 to specialize in pet dogs doing functional dog training for real life. My goal is to help YOU achieve your dream relationship with your dog, and that perfect relationship looks different to every owner. We help you create the lifestyle you want with your dog.

A good dog trainer is open-minded enough to learn from all different industry leaders (whether you use their methods or not). I have taken courses from Michael Ellis, Denise Fenzi, Pat Stuart, Victoria Stilwell, Karen Pryor, Duke University, Simon Prims and more. I have also graduated from the NePoPo New Silver School. 

While my personal dogs have always been herding or working dogs, I have had the honor of having hands on training experience from dogs 120+ lbs to 2 lbs, puppies to senior dogs, and all different breeds from purebred to rescues. In training genetics impact how you train, not what you train, and all dogs are capable of basic manners. Moreover, all dogs deserve someone to care enough for them to invest in their mental and emotional well-being.

To me, having a dog is part of what makes a family, and all dogs deserve love and respect. When I'm working with you and your dog I understand that you are entrusting me with one of your family members and I take that responsibility to heart. 

San Diego Puppy Training

Whiskey
Training Assistant

Whiskey was born in 2022 and although he looks like a Malinois he is actually a mix. You'll see Whiskey at public events, assisting with reactive dog training, and free Fluency Dog Training group events.

Education Matters

Bachelor of Science in Movement Studies Kinesiology, WSU with a minor in Psychology 2006
Certified dog behavior trainer and instructor 2010
Associate of Occupational Science 2012
International Association of Canine Professionals
20+ hours of training from Michael Ellis  
Fundamentals of dog training & behavior Victoria Stilwell
The Forever Dog, Karen Shaw, and Rodney Habib

From Fearful to Fear Free, Marty Becker
Forrest Micke Heeler Toolbox

Duke University dog emotion and cognition
Canine Body Language, Brenda Aloff
The High Drive Dog from Denise Fenzi
Training Between The Ears TBTE
Pat Stuart Motivate, Communicate, Coach - live event
Separation Anxiety in Dogs Malena Demartini-Price
I'll be Home Soon: How to Prevent and Treat Separation Anxiety Patricia B. McConnell Ph.D. 
Odor Imprinting with Simon Prins - live event
AKC CGC & S.T.A.R. Puppy Evaluator

NePoPo® New Sliver School Graduate 2024

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