In recent years, we have been contacted several times with requests regarding the backgrounds of individual dog trainers claiming to have been certified as a dog trainer by K-9 Companions. Because of this we have compiled a list for easy access for people to locate the individuals by name and whether or not they were trained or certified by us. Certified Dog Trainer indicates that the individual took the dog trainer course and was tested on knowledge and practical application. All other listed dog trainers but non-certified were trained from the level of Kennel Tech through Master Trainer with 1 year or more of practical experience working with owners and dogs. Dates indicate the years of experience with K-9 Companions with or without certification. For anyone who cares to check you will see a number of dog trainers currently doing business in Southern California listed here. This list is not a complete list of dog trainers. To become a dog trainer contact us for additions or corrections that should be made. C.M.T. indicates Certified Master Trainer. Disclaimer: K-9 Companions is not responsible for the individual character or ethics of the individuals trained. Certification only indicates the experience level of the persons named below.

  • Barrasa, Sybrina Certified (2012) Riverside, CA
  • Bell, Daniel (Certified 2015), CA
  • Bittikofer, Tessa (2000-2004) Hesperia, California
  • Bowers, Christine (2006-2008) Hemet, California
  • Bradsbery-Quick, LaKimba (2001-2006) Riverside, California
  • Cameron, Shannon CMT (2011-2013) Pasadena, Ca
  • Castaldo, Vandelina (Certified 2014) Beaumont, CA
  • Culbertson, Vicki (Certified 2015), CA
  • Christensen, Lily (2003-2005) Riverside, California
  • Dankert, Greg (Certified 1996-1997) New York
  • Dingwell, William (1993) Moreno Valley, California
  • Domingo, Jean (Certified 2010) Aliso Viejo, CA
  • Druker, Larry (Certified 1999) Upland, California
  • Erwin, Scott CMT (2009-2013) Riverside, CA
  • Fassbinder, Molly (1993) Claremont, California
  • Freilich, Jennifer (1998-2002) Riverside, California
  • Friedman Kandice (2005-2007) San Diego, Ca
  • Garcia, Ilany (2004-2007) C.M.T.Riverside, California
  • Garcia, Karla CMT (2007-2017) Gavalin Hills, California
  • Halbritter, Tamara (2005-2016) C.M.T. Chino, California
  • Healy, Rose (1993) Fullerton, California
  • Hernandez, Monica CMT (Certified 2012-2014) Lake Forest, CA
  • Hui, Amy (1998-1999) Laguna Beach, California
  • Jessup, Adriana (Certified 2015), CA
  • Katularu, Eial (Certified 2010) Phoenix, AZ
  • Larkin, Tiffany (Certified 2009-2010) Temecula, Ca
  • Larson, Nikki (Certified 1998) Colorado
  • Loree, Michelle (Certified 2009) Temecula, Ca
  • Lunceford, Rebecca (1995) Fontana, California
  • Marcinkiewicz, Carmen CMT (2006-2010) Corona, Ca
  • Martin, Cara (Certified 2011) San Diego, Ca
  • Martin, Kathia (2010-2012) Murrieta, Ca
  • May, Joshua (Certified 2009) Los Angeles, Ca
  • Meade-Rodine, Lacy (1998-2003) Moreno Valley, California
  • Mesibov, Darren (Certified 2010) Potsdam, NY
  • Miller, Stephanie (1999-2003) Newport Bch, California
  • Mullin, Krista Certified (2012) Hacienda Heights, CA
  • Nelson, Scott (Certified 1997-1998) La Mirada, California
  • Norris, Dawn (1997-1998) Riverside, California
  • Parke, Nicholas CMT (2014)  Coeur d’alene, Idaho
  • Perez-Lawton, Kimberly (1996-1998) Riverside, California
  • Port, Lori (Certified 1994-1995) Chino, California
  • Raz, Avner CMT (1990-1991) Israel
  • Reyes, Elizabeth (1995-2001) Riverside, California
  • Ringler, Michelle (2006-2010) Riverside, Ca.
  • Saradeth, Pon (Certified 1990-1995) Yorba Linda, California
  • Savadian, Ani (Certified 1996) Iran
  • Selaya, Audrey CMT (2009 – 2011) Riverside, CA
  • Shanabarger, Jeff (Certified 2010) Hemet, CA
  • Sloan, Pamela (1994-1996) Arizona
  • Spadt, Lisa (1989-1994) La Habra, California
  • Sweeny, Dee Dee (Certified 1990-1993) Boston, Mass.
  • Sylvester, David (2005) Riverside, California
  • Tanksley, Kelli (2006-2008) Riverside, Ca
  • Tanner, Lee (Certified 2009) Norco, Ca
  • Terrazas, Anthoney (Certified 1989-1991) Hacienda Heights, California
  • Varva, Nikki (Certified 2014 to 2019) Mt Juliet, TN
  • Vaughn, Diane (2003-present) C.M.T.Riverside, California
  • Waggoner, Kenneth (1999-2000) Hemet, California
  • Walter, Laura (2007-2011) C.M.T. Corona, California

Nashville Tennessee Trainers

  • Varva, Nikki CMT (Certified 2014 to 2019) Mt Juliet, TN
  • Young, Melissa (2017-Present) Gallatin, TN
  • Pratt, Nicole (2017-Present) Lebanon, TN
  • Smith, Tonya (2018-Present) Lebanon, TN

2015 trainers course graduates L-R Adriana Jessup, CA; Daniel Bell, CA; Vicki Culbertson, CA

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2015 trainers course graduates L-R Lindsay Kalvesmaki, PA; Taylor Soetje, Santa Clara, CA

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Certified Master Trainer
Nicholas Parke, Idaho

Certified Master Trainer
Pon Saradeth Anaheim Ca

Certified Master Trainer
Avner Raz, Israeli Army

Certified Trainer
Krista Mullin, CA

Certified Trainer
Darren Mesibov, NY

Certified Trainer Lee
Tanner USMC Retired

Certified Trainer
Cara Martin, CA