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certifications

Emily is not just a dog trainer.

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!
IAABC certified

International Association of
Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC)
Certified Dog Behavior Consultant (CDBC)

IAABC accredited

International Association of
Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC)
Accredited Dog Trainer (ADT)

canine good citizen

American Kennel Club (AKC)
Canine Good Citizen Test
Certified Test Evaluator and Trainer

association of professional dog trainers

Association of
Professional Dog Trainers
Certified, Premium Member

san francisco state university

Master of Arts,
Special Education (MA, Ed.)
San Francisco State University

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    "Emily is a professional in every sense of the word. She conducts herself and her training in ways respectful to the owner and to the dog. People ask my why I never trained the dogs before...now I know the answer...I was waiting for Emily Scott to appear in my life. She is EXACTLY who I wanted and needed to train my "household" in appropriate dog manners and how to get there.

    Thank you Emily, from Scully and Annie and especially from me! Looking for a dog trainer that leaves the others in the dust? Check the yellow pages under "M" for Magicians!"
    Jane M. Fresno, CA
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    "Emily has helped our family so much! Our Golden Retriever was having problems with leash aggression and I found myself leaving him at home more and more so I didn't have to deal with the problem. Once I contacted Emily she quickly analyzed the problem and explained how we'd fix it. In the last month I've gone so many places with my dog that I thought I'd never be able to take him. By the way... my dog's 12--so don't give up even if your dog's older. Emily gave me the confidence to change my dog's behavior and was encouraging and knowledgeable! I can't recommend her enough!"
    Cindy V. Fresno, CA
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    "We just completed a 4 week puppy course for our Standard Poodle puppy, Cassie. Cassie loved her training sessions with Emily and we did too! Emily is excellent in her profession and trained us right along with Cassie so we will be able to reinforce the proper behaviors as she grows. In several months we plan to sign up for further training with Emily so Cassie will be the very best dog she can be. We feel so fortunate to have worked with Emily and highly recommend her. For first time puppy owners I would even recommend having Emily start a puppy training program the day your puppy comes to live with you."
    Chris T. Madera, CA
 
 

Emily's Story

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

Emily's 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.

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