She has spent 30 years pursuing degrees, certifications and credentials which set her apart from any other dog trainer in the area. Emily is proud of her achievements!
International Association of
Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC) Certified Dog Behavior Consultant (CDBC)
International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC) Accredited Dog Trainer (ADT)
American Kennel Club (AKC) Canine Good Citizen Test Certified Test Evaluator and Trainer
Association of Professional Dog Trainers Certified, Premium Member
Master of Arts, Special Education (MA, Ed.) San Francisco State University
Emily Scott has been training dogs professionally for 30 years.
She worked for the most prestigious guide dog school in the world, training guide dogs for the blind and pairing those dogs with blind people across the United States and Canada. She was responsible for training and supporting thousands of dogs to safely guide blind people around metropolitan cities such as San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago and New York City. The dogs Emily trained, saved the lives of people every day. Emily is one of only 70 people in the world with a California Guide Dog Instructor License.
She also currently holds the certification of Certified Dog Behavior Consultant (CDBC) and Accredited Dog Trainer (ADT) obtained through the most prestigious animal behavior consultant organization in the world – International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC). Emily has the most professional dog training experience in the Central Valley. Emily has worked with top law enforcement officials in major metropolitan cities such as San Francisco and Los Angeles to help educate and train them about the issue of dog attacks and has been involved in strengthening City municipal codes regarding animal control, dog attacks and nuisance dog issues. Emily also holds a Master’s degree in Special Education from San Francisco State University.
experience & Skills
Masters’ Degree in Special Education (M. Ed.) from San Francisco State University
Licensed Guide Dog Orientation and Mobility Instructor (GDOMI). Licensed through the CA Dept. of Consumer Affairs Guide Dog Board. (License #1113)
Certified Dog Behavior Consultant (CDBC). Certified through the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC)
Accredited Dog Trainer (ADT). Certified through the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC)
Premium Certified Member of Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT)
Certified AKC Canine Good Citizen test evaluator and trainer (#89298)
Service and Therapy dog training expert
Member at Large on Applicant Review Committee (ARC) for IAABC (Reviewing testing applications for new dog trainers applying for certification).
Specializing in Staff training and coaching for dog boarding and training facilities
Teaching dog training and behavior management techniques to others, including novice and experienced dog handlers
Kennel enrichment specialist
Service animal access specialist
Dynamic public speaker
Media: Has a monthly TV segment on dog behavior and training on KSEE Channel 24 Central Valley Today Show in Fresno CA
Expert in Dog Attacks and Dog bite law
Expert in Responsible Pet Ownership training
Honors & Awards
Guide Dog Users of California Humanitarian Award Guide Dog Users of California April 2006
In recognition of outstanding advocacy for guide dog handlers who have been victims of dog attacks and dog interference and for leadership in the production of Safe Travel for Working Teams —Enforce the Law (video), and for years of effort in advancing the independence, safety and dignity of working teams.
The Lori Sheppard Award Guide Dogs for the Blind Alumni Association September 2008
This is awarded to someone who has demonstrated Excellence in Advocacy to the Alumni (Active Guide Dog Users) of Guide Dogs for the Blind Inc.