About Us

Tammy L. Vreeland, CPDT-KA, has been working with pets and their people professionally since 1985, when she began volunteering with rescue as a young teenager.  Tammy is a certified professional dog trainer and behavior technician, veterinary technician and rescue volunteer. She is a member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT), the Pet Professional Guild (PPG), the Cane Corso Association of America (CCAA), the American Temperament Test Society (ATTS), and the Society for Veterinary Behavior Technicians (SVBT).  Tammy is an American Kennel Club Canine Good Citizen (AKC CGC) Evaluator, an ATTS Temperament Tester working toward becoming a Chief Tester, former CoChair of the CCAA's Working Committee, and a director and founding member of Cane Corso Rescue, Inc., a national breed rescue.

Tammy was certified through Animal Behavior and Training Associates, Inc., and the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers.  She is a former mentor trainer for the Animal Behavior College, and is currently an official mentor trainer for the CATCH Canine Trainers Academy.

Tammy, her husband and their son share their home with four Cane Corsos, an American Staffordshire Terrier mix, a Gargoyle Gecko, various fish, and an ever changing cast of foster dogs that come to her for training and behavior modification to prepare them for adoption to forever homes.

Tammy believes that continuing education is of the utmost importance. She is an avid reader and attends seminars/workshops frequently to improve her own skills as well as stay up to date on the latest and most effective ways of training and understanding our pets.  Here are just some of the continuing education seminars, webinars, telecourses and workshops that Tammy has attended:

-Fear-Free Symposium with Dr. Marty Becker

-Unleashed! with Dr. Ian Dunbar

-Practical Application of LIMA when Working with Aggression with Claudia Estanislau

-Rescue Dogs & Fear with Trish King

-Living With & Training Fearful Dogs with Debbie Jacobs

-Dog-Owner Aggression with Trish King

-A Second Chance for Fearful Dogs with Kristin Collins

-How to Stay Safe While Working Aggression Cases: Before, During & After! with Michael Shikashio

-Anxiety + Fear = Aggression with Trish King & Pia Silvani

-Getting Behaviors and Making Them Strong with Pia Silvani

-Techniques for Leash Reactive Dogs with Sue Sternberg

-Resource Guarding; Recognizing the Degree, Setting the Protocols with Pia Silvani

-Avoiding Dog Park Drama with Sue Sternberg

-Social Behavior & Treatment of Fearfulness, Reactivity & Aggression with Dr. Ian Dunbar

-Canine Reproductive Behavior & Physiology with Dr. Ian Dunbar

-Behavior Adjustment Training (BAT) with Grisha Stewart

-Implementing Shelter Playgroups/Dog-Dog Play with Pia Silvani

-Helping Fearful Dogs with Nicole Wilde

-Separation Anxiety and Dog-Dog Play with Nicole Wilde

-Behavior Evaluations:  The Why, Who & How with Trish King

-Aggression to People with Trish King

-CEVA Behavior Advocate Program

-Managing Separation Anxiety in Dogs with Debra Horwitz, DVM, DACVB & Debbie Martin, RVT, VTS

-Proactive Teaching with Behavior Analysis with Bob Bailey & Parvene Farhoody MA, CPDT, CABC, CDBC

-Understanding & Training Terriers with Ken McCort

-Similarities & Differences between Wolves & Dogs with Ken McCort

-Brave New World of Dog Training: Science with a Brain & a Heart with Dr. Roger Abrantes

-Stress and Fear: Signs, Causes & Preventive Measures with APDT

-Overcoming Missed Opportunities: Remedial Socialization for the Adolescent/Adult Dog with APDT

-Dog Behavior, Medicine & Training with Dr. Ian Dunbar & Dr. Nick Dodman

-Animal Acting with Peg Munves

-Am I Safe? The Art and Science of Canine Behavior Assessments with Sarah Kalnajs

-Working with Fearful Dogs with Nicole Wilde
-Canine Communication/Dog Language and Problem Behaviors with Roger Abrantes

-When Good Dogs Go Bad - Dealing With Canine Aggression with Pam Reid, PhD

-Canine Aggression with Sue Sternberg

-Teaching the Teachers, Positively with Pat Miller

-Fear & Aggression with Jean Donaldson

-Both Ends of the Leash with Patricia McConnell, PhD

-On Leash Dog-Dog Aggression with Patricia McConnell, PhD

-Genetics & Behaviors with Alice Moon-Fanelli, PhD, CertAAB

-"But He Knows Better!" And Other Myths About Pet Behavior with Daniel Estep, PhD, CAAB

-"You Talkin' To Me?!" Territorial Aggression & Anti-Social Behavior in Dogs with Daniel Estep, PhD, CAAB

-The Behaviorally Healthy Dog and How To Have One with Suzanne Hetts, PhD, CAAB, CPDT & Daniel Estep, PhD, CAAB

-Animal First Aid & CPR Certified