Victoria Kander // KPA-CTP, CTDI, CNWI, CCUI, AKC-Evaluator
Victoria has been training dogs since she was a girl, she loved teaching her childhood dogs new things! She was always that kid that would bring home the animal that she found out on her adventures from tadpoles to puppies. She spent 4 years in Europe where she experienced a lot of dog sports, especially agility. That sparked the light that was already there. Her passion for dog behavior and training continued to grow as she watched numerous handlers run and train with their dogs. She continues to learn more and expand her knowledge on how dogs learn and find ways to make training fun and easy. She stays up to date by participating in seminars, workshops, books and attending classes with her dogs.She decided to pursue this love for dogs and the fascination with the animal and human bond. As she grew in her experience and love for dog training, she was drawn in more and more into the sport world. She believes that good communication and understanding is the key to good dog training. If we are unable to communicate with our dogs and vice versa, how can we do our best building a relationship to create the best team possible on and off the field? She feels dog training should be fun for the dog and owner no matter what their end goals are.She is a Certified Training Partner with Karen Pryor Academy (KPA-CTP), A Certified Trick Dog Instructor (CTDI) with Do More With Your Dog, A Certified Control Unleashed Instructor with Leslie McDevitt (CCUI), an AKC Evaluator, a Certified Nose Work Instructor (CNWI) for the National Association for Canine Scent Work and she is one step away from completing her Certified Treibball Instructor (CTI) through the NAtional Association of Treibball Enthusiasts.
Victoria's Continued Education:
Karen Pryor Academy 2017Certified Pet First Aid and CPRAmerican Kennel Club Evaluator Certified Trick Dog Instructor CourseC Spot Win Agility Camp 2017Colorado Disc Dog Seminars 2015, 2018Karen Pryor Dog Sport Essentials CertificateKaren Pryor Puppy Start Right InstructorNose Work Camp 2018, 2019, 2022Virtual Nose Work Camp 2020, 2021Nose Work Certification Course 2018K9 Nose Work Shelter Program 2019Agility Seminars with Stacy Goudy, Laurren Zimmerman, Marco Giovani, Jordan BiggsSusan Garret Handling 360 and Agility Nation Certified Treibball Instructor Course