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.
Recommended 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