| Sarah Kalnajs, Certified Dog Behavior Consultant & Certified Pet Dog Trainer APDT/ABMA/IAABC |
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WHO IS SARAH KALNAJS?
Training and Behavior Expert Consultant
Kalnajs B.A. / CDBC / CPDT
Sarah Kalnajs is a Certified Dog Behavior Consultant
(International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants)
and Certified Pet Dog Trainer (Certification Council
for Pet Dog Trainers) with over ten years' experience
working in canine behavior, training, and research.
She is the owner of Blue Dog Training & Behavior
in Madison, Wisconsin.
Sarah is a professional member of the ABMA (Animal Behavior
Management Alliance), APDT (Association of Pet Dog Trainers),
IAABC (International Association of Animal Behavior
Consultants), and the IIACAB (International Institute
for Applied Companion Animal Behavior). She is one of
the editors of the peer-reviewed Journal
of Applied Companion Animal Behavior and is a member
of the advisory board and faculty of the Companion
Animal Sciences Institute. Sarah is also an instructor
of courses on dog related topics for Raising
Sarah is an honors graduate of the University of Wisconsin
- Madison and has completed post-graduate work at Edgewood
College and through the Kewalo Basin Marine Mammal Research
Lab at the University of Hawaii. She is one of the first
international students to complete the Canine Behavior
Program conducted through the Etologisk Institute under
the mentorship of Dr. Roger Abrantes in Denmark.
Sarah is the producer of the popular and highly praised
DVD series, “Language of Dogs” and “Am
In addition to her private practice, Ms. Kalnajs is
president of Wisconsin American Eskimo Rescue and political
liaison for the Wisconsin Dog Rescue Coalition as well
as an Executive Committee Member of AAFMED (Arf's Angel
Fund Medical Assistance) which provides financial aid
to rescued pets in need of medical help.
A popular speaker and freelance writer, Sarah presents
seminars nationwide on topics relating to dog training
and behavior. She has been interviewed by BBC radio,
NBC television, Wisconsin Public Radio, Women’s
Health & Fitness magazine, and Honolulu magazine,
and has written articles for APDT Chronicle of the Dog,
Madison magazine, Allpets, and other publications.
She has extensive experience as an expert witness in
both civil and criminal litigation relating to dog aggression.
Sarah serves as a consultant to a number of humane societies
in Southern Wisconsin, training staff and implementing
evaluation protocols and training and behavior programs.
She is well known for her evaluation protocol (the Blue
Dog Behavior Evaluation) as well as the Dog-Safe Waist
Restraint System used by shelters and dog owners who
need to evaluate or work with reactive, fearful or aggressive
In addition to her work with dogs, Sarah has participated
extensively in dolphin and humpback whale research.
Sarah shares her home with eight dogs, two cats, and
a very nice (and quite necessary) vacuum cleaner!
View ABMA Conference photo album here: 2003.
Sarah Kalnajs has spent her life studying how to help people understand dogs and, just as importantly, helping canine companions understand what people want from them.
She brings her knowledge, compassion and gift for understanding dogs to you at a price you can afford, in your own home, and with consultation times that fit into YOUR schedule.
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