Jenni Pfafman, CBATI-KSA, CCUI, CSAT, CPDT-KA, KPA-CTP, UW-AAB, TAGteach Level 2
Jenni (she/her/hers) is a Fear Free Certified trainer with a BA in Psychology. 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, has completed Michael Shikashio’s Aggression in Dogs Master Course, Dr. Susan Friedman’s Living and Learning with Animals, and spent time with the ASPCA behavioral rehabilitation team working with severely fearful dogs. Jenni is a student in the Virginia Tech MS in Applied Animal Behavior and Welfare Program. She lives in the Colorado mountains with her husband, Tim, their border collie, Ky and two kitties, Marmalade and Truffle.
Jen Gumas, CDBC, CPDT-KA, CBATI-KSA, M.Ed.
Jen (she/her/hers) started training her childhood dog to jump through hoops at the age of seven, and she’s been fascinated with dogs and their behavior ever since. Jen has volunteered in animal rescue for over 20 years. After moving to the Pacific Northwest, she first volunteered with Seattle Animal Shelter, then later volunteered with Seattle Humane’s Dog Behavior and Socialization team and Behavior Programs, working with some of the shelter’s most challenging dogs. She is the founder and owner of Wiggles and Woofs Dog Training and Pet Care. Jen especially enjoys working with fearful and reactive dogs. As a former secondary science educator with a master’s degree in education, Jen’s coaching style reflects the needs of both the humans and the dogs she works with. In her free time, Jen is probably either hiking or cuddling with her adopted miniature schnauzer Ada, who enjoys both of those things in equal measures.
Amanda Dwyer, CTC, Cert. SAPT
Amanda (she/her/hers) 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.
Cynthia Magoon, KPA-CTP, MIT
Cynthia (she/her/hers) 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.
Tegan D Macdonald, MSc, CTC, FFCP-T, LSHC-S
Tegan (she/her/hers) has spent her career advocating for animals and the people that care for them through compassion, science, and evidence-based policy. Her expertise in animal behaviour and welfare, animal sheltering, and operations management has led animal welfare organizations across Canada towards the highest standards in the field. She is the founder of Felix & Fido Animal Behaviour Consulting and is currently pursuing her master’s degree in animal behaviour and welfare.
She is an honours graduate from the Academy for Dog Trainers (CTC) and holds certifications as an elite Fear Free Certified Professional (FFCP-T) and in Low Stress Handling (LSHC-C). She is a professional member of the Canadian Association of Professional Dog Trainers (CAPDT) and a supporting member of the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC). Tegan lives in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, and can often be seen enjoying the outdoors with her partner, Andrew, and her senior dog, Max.
Mary M. Angilly, CTC, CPDT-KA, SAPT
Mary (she/her/hers) is the owner of Mary Angilly Dog Training and is committed to force-free, evidence-based training. While she enjoys working with all aspects of canine behavior, she specializes in fear, anxiety, reactivity, and aggression. When Mary is not working in private practice, she spends time writing with Dr. Marc Bekoff on all things dog and is passionate about helping local shelters and rescues.
Mary has a BS in Psychology and Biology and her entire professional career has been dedicated to working with animals in a number of capacities, including working as a veterinary technician, supervisor for the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, an intern for the Humane Society of the United States, and most recently, as a training and behavior consultant for the Humane Society of Boulder Valley. She also worked for the ASPCA’s Anti-Cruelty Behavior Team as a professional behavior responder.
Mary lives in the Boulder County, CO area with her partner, Jon, and their two adopted senior dogs, Buster and Banchan (“bon-chon”). In her free time, she enjoys climbing, skiing, running, soccer, and exploring beautiful Colorado.