Ali Brown, MEd, CPDT-KA, CDBC
Conference Committee Co-Chair
2011 Conference Awards Task Force Co-Advisor
Rally Committee Co-Chair
|Ali Brown, MEd, CPDT-KA, CDBC|
Ali Brown received her B.S. in Psychology from Ursinus College and an M.Ed. in Behavioral Science from Lehigh University. She made a fulfilling switch from behavior therapy for the mentally handicapped to working with dogs ten years ago. In 2001, Ali became one of the first trainers to receive her CPDT. Ali takes great pride in teaching non-force training methods. She lives, trains and works with Acacia (9) and Bing (3), both Belgian Sheepdogs.
She attends seminars and conferences regularly. She has been involved in reviewing CPDT-KA test questions for accuracy, clarity and validity. Her biggest source of education lately has been in working with Dr. Karen Overall to address anxiety issues in Bing. She recently was certified as a CDBC (Certified Dog Behavior Consultant).
Ali has traveled the nation, conducting seminars on reactive dogs. She also evaluates dog/human teams for CGC (Canine Good Citizen) and TDI (Therapy Dog International) certificates.
Another passion for her is APDT Rally-O, where she is a judge in all three levels. Her attraction to this sport is that it is for anyone and everyone, regardless of age, breed, mix, handicap, and that it’s about the relationship between the dog and human, not precision.