Meet Our Founding Members


Greater Seattle Area, Washington
Emily Tronetti, MS, CTC, CPDT-KA, UW-AAB

Emily has a Master of Science in Anthrozoology and a Certificate in Applied Animal Behavior. She’s currently pursuing her Doctor of Education (EdD) with a specialization in Humane Education. Emily graduated with honors from The Academy for Dog Trainers and is a certified Fear Free Animal Trainer. She owns Coexistence Consulting and strives to improve the interactions and relationships between humans and other animals through training, consulting, and education. Emily is passionate about animal welfare and has worked and volunteered with several shelters and rescues over the last 10 years. She lives in Bellevue, WA with her husband and their two dogs and cat. 

Tracy Weber, CCS, UW-AAB

Tracy has had a passion for animals since owning her first German shepherd at age five.  Her true passion for dogs began when she adopted her first German shepherd, Tasha, as an adult. Tasha had fear-based reactivity to children, cats, other dogs, and strangers, but she changed Tracy’s life in every way for the better. Tracy has studied with multiple trainers and behaviorists, and she is currently pursuing a masters degree in clinical animal behavior at the University of Edinburgh. She loves all things canine, but she is especially fond of working with challenging animals, including fearful dogs.  Tracy and her husband currently live in Seattle with their precocious new German shepherd, Ana. When she’s not studying, Tracy spends her time teaching yoga, trying to corral Ana, and sipping Blackthorn cider at her favorite ale house. 

Jen Gumas, CPDT-KA, CBATI, M.Ed.

Jen started training her childhood dog to jump through hoops at the age of seven, and she’s been obsessed with dogs and their behavior ever since. Jen has volunteered in animal rescue for over 15 years and is the owner of Wiggles and Woofs Dog Training and Pet Care. Jen especially enjoys working with fearful and reactive dogs. In 2019, she attended official BAT school and became a certified BAT instructor. As a former secondary science educator and a National Board Certified Teacher, Jen’s coaching style reflects the needs of both the humans and the dogs she works with. When she’s not working with dogs, Jen is often hiking with her rescued Miniature Schnauzer Ada or trying out new foods with friends.

Jenni Pfafman, KPA-CTP, UW-AAB

Jenni Pfafman is a Fear Free Certified trainer with a BA in Psychology (summa cum laude). She is also a Bite Prevention Education instructor and has a TAGteach Level 1 certification. Jenni became passionate about dog training after hiring and firing a couple of trainers in search of help with her own dog. She focuses on strengthening the human-canine bond, and making training as fun as possible for dogs and their people. Jenni particularly enjoys helping fearful and reactive dogs, and has completed a BAT 2.0 instructor course and spent a week with the ASPCA behavioral rehabilitation team working with severely fearful dogs. She lives in the Colorado mountains with her husband, Tim, their border collie, Ky and two kitties, Marmalade and Truffle.

Cynthia Magoon, KPA-CTP, MIT

Cynthia has owned dogs her entire life. After earning her Masters in Teaching she began her first career in elementary education. Teaching and raising three children enhanced her second career as a certified dog trainer. Volunteering at her local shelter created a passion for all things dog related which led to a certification from Karen Pryor Academy.  Cynthia continues to volunteer at the shelter teaching classes and working with at risk dogs in the behavior department. Cynthia enjoys learning about dog behavior and training techniques. She enjoys working one on one with clients to help improve the relationship between dog and owner. When not doing all things dog oriented Cynthia enjoys time with her family, hiking and boating.

Amanda Dwyer, CTC

Amanda graduated with honors from the Academy for Dog Trainers and is the owner of Westward Hound. Her previous background in landscape design and construction gave her a knack for problem solving, and she strives to help clients resolve behavior issues in the most efficient, kind, and effective manner possible. She’s welcomed three challenging rescue dogs into her heart and home over the years, and those experiences have fostered deep empathy and understanding with the struggles that foster parents and rescue adopters face. When she adopted her 2nd dog Newt from a local shelter that offered a complimentary manners class, it inspired her so much she became a volunteer, which started her journey to eventually becoming a dog trainer. She loves helping dogs overcome fearfulness, and helping owners see the world through their dog’s eyes. Amanda currently lives in Seattle with her partner, dog, and cat.


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