Hannah Blumenfeld: Adventures and Training
Certifications: Certification for Professional Dog Trainers (CPDT); Dove Lewis Pet First Aid/CPR; Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics from Oberlin College
Memberships: Association of Professional Dog Trainers; Licensed, Bonded, and Insured through Dog Adventures Northwest
Hannah grew up in Dayton, Ohio, in a family of cat lovers. After 14 glorious years with her own feline soulmate, she decided to switch teams and began volunteering in the dog kennels at Multnomah County Animal Shelter, where she fell in love with an American Staffordshire terrier named Lucy. Together, they launched into extensive obedience training, earning their CGC in the process, and canine sports, including agility, rally obedience, flyball, and even sled-pulling. At Lucy's side, Hannah quickly found a true passion in dog training.
Hannah is currently finishing Whole Dog Academy's year-long canine behavior and dog training program, studying everything from ethology to husbandry to learning theory. She also works as a trainer for Born Again Pit Bull Rescue, and she is the student advisor for the 2019-2020 Whole Dog Academy cohort. Hannah is obsessed with training as a means of communication and with the relationship between engagement and compliance. She's also interested in the way humans misinterpret and misrepresent canine behavior and in integrating dog training into everyday life.