Sandra Plourde
Head Trainer & Behavior Consultant
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Sandra Plourde

Sandra Plourde holds a Certificate of Excellence from Dr. Susan G. Friedman's Applied Behavior Analysis Course and is a member of the Pet Professional Guild (PPG), the Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT) and the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC). She has extensive experience training and socializing puppies and adult dogs—using only positive dog training methods.

Sandra stays current on the latest breakthroughs in dog behavior and training through seminars, workshops, and APDT annual conferences. She is trained in Pet First Aid, has volunteered her time training and walking shelter dogs at the Lowell Humane Society, and is a Doggone Safe (the bite prevention nonprofit organization) member

Read her interview with BostonVoyager here.

Continuing Education

Transformational Puppy Rearing & Puppy Evaluation, Gayle Watkins PhD

Intro to Human Behavioral Genetics, Statement of Accomplishment with Distinction, Professor Matt McGue, University of Minnesota

The Veterinary Professional's Role in Dog Bite Prevention, Amy Marder, VMD CAAB and Janis Bradley MS

Animal Behavior Welfare, Statement of Accomplishment, Professor Nat Waran, Dr Fritha Langford, Heather J Bacon, BSc BVSc CertZooMed MRCVS, Hayley Walters RVN, Dr Jill MacKay, The University of Edinburgh

Introduction to Genetics and Evolution, Statement of Accomplishment, Dr. Mohamed Noor, Duke University

Tactical Strategies and Effective Tools to Keep Our Communities Safe and Humane, Police & Dog Encounters, COPS (Community Oriented Policing Services), U.S. Department of Justice

Updates on the Science Behind PTSD, Brain & Behavior Research Foundation

The Anxiety Summit, Trudy Scott CN (Host)

The Thyroid Summit, Dr. David Brownstein & Suzy Cohen, RPh (Hosts), 30 Presentations including Jean Dodds, DVM: Our Pets: Could Your Dog or Cat Have Thyroid Disease?

Tufts/IAABC Behavior Conference, Genetic Basis of Canine Behavior

Canine Structure in Relation to Activity, Deborah Gross DPT MSPT Diplomat ABPTS CCRP

What to Expect if You Report Suspected Animal Abuse or Neglect: Demystifying the Legal Process, Lorna Grande DVM, Sherry Ramsey Esq, Barry Kellogg VMD

Treating Canine Behavior Problems with Medication, Animal Health and Wellness Lecture, Lore I. Haug DVM

Over Threshold: The Changing Definition, Eileen Anderson

Wondering About Food Aggression in Shelter Dogs? Center For Shelter Dogs Webinar

Animal Assisted Interactions (AAI), Scott Baggett

Dog Training: The Good, the Bad, and the Inhumane, Melissa Bain DVM DACVB MS

Behavior Plans for Jumpy Mouthy Dogs, Kim Melanson

Canine Social and Psychological Development (Puppy Social Development) Course, Gail Fisher

Multi-Dog Households: From First Date to After the Honeymoon, Patricia McConnell CAAB

The Case for Dog Bite Hierarchies - Cara Shannon JD CPDT-KA

Pet First Aid, Veterinary Emergency & Specialty Center of New England

Living and Learning with Parrots (LLP-Tele): An Introductory Distance Education Course in Applied Behavior Analysis for Veterinarians and Other Animal Professionals, Susan G. Friedman PhD

Every Dog is Different: Evolution, Cognition & Behavior, Ray Coppinger/Bruce Blumberg/Carolyn Barney

Playtime: Win, Lose or Draw? Pia Silvani

Tracking Clinic. Carolyn Barney & AKC Tracking Judge Miles Garrod

Does the Name Pavlov Ring a Bell? Kathy Sdao MA

Certificate of Excellence
Dr. Susan G. Friedman's
Applied Behavior
Analysis Course
International Association
of Animal Behavior
Pet Professional

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