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about Jenn

Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner
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About Jenn Stellbrink

Karen Pryor Academy, Certified Training Partner (KPA CTP)

Fear Free Certified Professional

CTP Certification Number: 42541

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Jenn's education includes a Professional Dog Trainer Certification and a Puppy Start Right Instructors Certification from the Karen Pryor Academy of Animal Training and Behavior. The Karen Pryor Academy is widely acknowledged as one of the most outstanding and rigorous training programs available to serious professional dog trainers. Founded by world-renowned trainer an author Karen Pryor, this intensive program sets its graduates apart in an industry without professional standards. Jen is also a Fear Free Certified Professional and has completed training for Better Vet Visits. 

Jenn has completed the Aggression in Dogs Master Course for Trainers and Behavior Consultants taught by world renowned aggression expert, Michael Shikashio, CDBC. This comprehensive program has equipped her with the knowledge and skills to assess risk, improve safety, and implement behavior change strategies designed to reduce aggressive behavior. 

In addition, Jenn has a Bachelor of Science with a specialization in Psychology which has provided her with valuable knowledge in learning theory and behavioral intervention. These are key principles in creating behavior change in all learners, including dogs. 

Jenn has been a Wise Canine Assistant and Instructor for 4 years. Prior to that Jenn was active in tracking, obedience and protection training. Jenn has a special interest in complex behavior concerns including fear, anxiety, reactivity and aggression. 

Jenn is owned by Eva a 9 year old Belgian Malinois, and two Elkhound and Bear Dog crosses named Blitz and Donner.

If you’re looking for a positive science-based approach to training, get in touch with Jenn!

All Certifications, Courses, Seminars & Workshops


Aggression in Dogs - Master Course for Trainers and Behavior Consultants

The most comprehensive course on dog aggression for trainers and behavior consultants available anywhere in the world. Taught by world renowned aggression expert, Michael Shikashio CDBC, with additional modules presented by Dr. Chris Pachel DVM, DACVB, CABC, Jessica Dolce CCFE and Kim Brophey CDBC.


Fear Free Certified Professional Animal Trainer

A rigorous certification program that allows trainers to work in partnership with veterinary teams to prevent and alleviate fear, anxiety, and stress and improve an animal’s emotional wellbeing during veterinary care and home care. 

Better Vet Visits - Karen Pryor Academy

A comprehensive program about the practical application of training protocols to reduce fear and stress for pets during vet visits, handling and husbandry.

The Aggression in Dogs Conference

3 Day Online Conference for professionals to learn from the world's foremost experts focused on sharing the most up-to-date techniques, developments, and research related to dog aggression

Puppy Start Right for Instructors (Certification)

Ken Martin DVM, DACVB and Debbie Martin RVT, VTS (Behavior), KPA CTP 

Karen Pryor Academy 

A comprehensive course developed by a Veterinary Behaviorist and Certified Trainer covering puppy socialization curriculum, growth and development, problem-solving, preventing or solving common puppy behavior problems, interrupting play appropriately, and safe class and teaching set-up.

Dog Trainer Professional Certification Program (Certification)
Instructor & Evaluator: Terry Ryan, Karen Pryor Academy 

CTP Certification Number: 42541
Provides the knowledge and skills needed to attain to the highest standards of positive reinforcement training, and effectively teach these skills to others. Based on the most up-to-date behavior science, from foundation knowledge to advanced concepts in animal training, and behavior management solutions.

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