I am a certified dog trainer, receiving my education in evolution, behavior, development, and training through Companion Animal Sciences Institute. I teach pet manners and am a member of the Pet Professional Guild, having been invited by one of the founders. In 2012 I became a CGC/STAR Puppy Evaluator and in 2014 I became a Family Paws Parent Educator.
My main focus is dog communication and bite prevention. To that end, I have several presentations available, including "What We Mean When We Talk About Supervision of Dogs and Kids" for parents and "How to Interact with Dogs" for children. I can also speak on many other topics as needed. I have presented at several schools and other venues.
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 45 - 75 minutes
What to Expect
Audiences can expect discussion on the chosen topic in an engaging, clear, and concise manner. Time is allotted for questions, so all information can be clearly understood. Most topics last about an hour, including Q&A.
I wanted to be a trainer since I took my first class as a student in 1991. I enrolled in Companion Animal Sciences Institute, taking courses in evolution, learning, behavior, and training. I received my Dog Training Certification and later began assisting at CCSC until I became an instructor. I have a passion for studying evolution and communication in dogs and read any book and study I can, and considers how what I learn can be applied to training. I am a member of the Pet Professional Guild, a CGC/STAR Puppy trainer and evaluator, and a Family Paws Parent Education presenter. I have given several presentations to adults and children on behavior and bite prevention. I currently live in Columbia with my wife, daughters, and dog, Duncan.
Additional Booking Notes
All speaking engagements use a PowerPoint projection system. If one can not be provided, I can make arrangements to have one available with adequate notice.
|Steven Bishop, Cert.DT||Speaker/Presenter|
Influences & Inspiration
My biggest influences are Dr. Patricia McConnell, Dr. Sophia Yin, and Sarah Kalnajs, although all my influences are too numerous to list here.
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