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Atlanta Dog Trainer Richard Fischhof and his dog Rocky

About Our Trainer

Richard Fischhof, M.Ed., CPDT-KA, CTC
Certified Professional Dog Trainer


With over 13 years of experience, I am a twice-certified dog trainer and honors graduate of the San Francisco SPCA Academy for Dog Trainers, where I earned my Certification in Training & Counseling. The Academy was led by Jean Donaldson, renowned author, teacher and trainer.

In addition, I am a Certified Professional Dog Trainer, Knowledge Assessed by the Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT) and an AKC® Canine Good Citizen Evaluator®.

I participated in Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine’s Principles & Techniques of Behavior Modification Course. I earned my masters degree in education at Georgia State University.

Dog Training Richard Fischhof with dog BluRecommended by veterinarians and fellow trainers alike, my training methods are non-aversive, positive reinforcement based on behavior modification and the science of how dogs learn – by association and consequence (classical and operant conditioning). These techniques give dog parents the skill and knowledge to enjoy a long, satisfying relationship with their canine companions.

Originally from Philadelphia, I live in Atlanta, GA with my wife Barbara, and our puppy Blu, a standard poodle who is currently learning to compete in K9 Nosework and Dock Diving.

Please contact me at 404-626-0036


Continuing Education
August 2020
Managing Dog-to-Dog Interactions & Avoiding Dog-Play Dangers w/ Sue Sternberg

Virtual
May 2020
K9 Nosework Training Camp

Virtual
April 2020
University of Pennsylvania
Working Dog Conference

Virtual
Sept. 6-9, 2019
Multi-Species Workshop w/Ken McCort
Training Wolves and Foxes

Wolf Park, Battleground, IN
April 26-28, 2019
Pet Professional Guild Annual Summit
Canine Aggression & Bite Prevention

Portland, OR
April 12-16, 2018
K9 NoseWork Training, Camp Coleman

Cleveland, GA
Oct. 17-20, 2018
ADPT Annual Conference

Memphis, TN
Nov. 17-18, 2018
Dogs in Odor; Painting the Scent Picture w/Amy Herot

Rome, GA
Nov. 16 - 18, 2017
Pet Professionals Guild Annual Summit

Orlando, FL
Oct. 18 - 21, 2017
APDT Annual Conference

Richmond, VA
April 6 - 10, 2017
K9 NoseWork Training Camp Coleman

Cleveland, GA
Feb. 18 - 19, 2017
Suzanne Clothier Workshop
You Had Me at Sniff; Understanding Dog to Dog Interactions

Atlanta, GA