Jennifer Pennington

Certified Professional Dog Trainer

Dog Trainer CPDT-KA, CDBC, BS at Lead With Fun™ - Specialized Dog Training in Fairfax, VA

About

Jennifer has been professionally training and caring for dogs and exotic animals for over a decade including as a keeper at Busch Gardens - Tampa, Dog wrangler at Dogtopia, and curator/educator at Reptiles Alive! in Fairfax, VA. ​She uses positive rewards to train dogs, birds, mammals, and reptiles. Jennifer even trained crocodiles! Jennifer has a BS in biology from the University of New Mexico. She holds a dog training certification from Animal Behavior College. She is always learning more from other trainers, books, seminars, and classes. Jennifer is an operational dog trainer/handler with the oldest and largest search and rescue organization on the east coast. She trains two Belgian Malinois dogs, Grom and Molniya. They are often found in the woods training to find lost people.

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in Fairfax, VA 22030
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Languages: English

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Specialties

  • Aggression
  • Agility
  • Behavioral
  • Canine Good Citizen
  • Clicker Training
  • Obedience
  • Pet First Aid
  • Puppies
  • Trick Training

Credentials

Associations

Virginia Search and Rescue Dog Association
Association of Professional Dog Trainers
Pet Professionals Guid

Certifications

Bachelor of Science in Biology
CPDT-KA
Catch Dog Training Academy Mentor
Certified Dog Behavior Consultant
Certified Dog Trainer
Michael Ellis Dog Trainers School
Sophia Yin Low Stress Handling Silver Certified

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Background

Experience

Curator
Exotic Animal Keeper
Curator
Curator / Educator
Staff Trainer Dog Behavior
Owner/ Certified Dog Trainer

Education

University of New Mexico
Animal Behavior College