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On Leave: August 1, 2022-January 1, 2023.
Kim Wegel is a rewards-based canine behavior consultant working with dogs and their humans in Roanoke, VA. She has extensive experience working aggressive and fearful dogs, especially with leash-reactive, fear-aggressive, and barrier-aggressive dogs, as well as with dogs who exhibit symptoms of separation- and generalized anxiety, hyperactivity, obsessive-compulsive disorders, and resource-guarding. Kim has completed an apprenticeship with Jane Marshall of Cheery Dogs LLC based in Chapel Hill, NC. She has almost a decade of experience working with dogs to teach obedience skills from puppy to advanced in group classes, private sessions, daycares and day-boarding programs, as a dog-walker, and as a volunteer in numerous shelters and rescues.
Kim holds her certification as a Certified Dog Behavior Consultant through the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC-CDBC), and through the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers (CCPDT) as a Certified Behavior Consultant (CBCC-KA). She is also a Fear Free Certified Trainer. Kim maintains professional memberships with the Pet Professional Guild (PPG) where she is a Project tRade Ambassador, and with the Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT). She considers learning, not only hands-on experience, to be a critical, life-long component of what it means to be a modern dog trainer: Kim regularly participates in continuing education courses to actively maintain her credentials and to stay on top of the latest developments in science-based training for her clients.