|Meet the Trainers|
The Cyber Dog Course was develeoped and is now being offered by Helix Fairweather, Lynn Martin and Sarah Owings. All three of us are Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partners which means we have been assessed and certified as excellent clicker training teachers and trainers.
When you learn from a Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner,
you learn from the best! Your goals are our mission!
A contributing author for Clean Run magazine and The Clicker Journal, Helix is a member of the Karen Pryor Academy faculty and a member of the Clicker Expo faculty. Helix holds a BS in physics from Oregon State University and an MS in physics and astrophysics from the University of New Mexico. She says, "I went off to grad school to be an astrophysicist and came back home hooked on dog training."
Helix lives with Joey (Bearded Collie), Marcus (elder Havanese), and the adolescent, but still charming, Rosanne Rosannadanna (a PBGV - Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen). To learn more about services from Helix Fairweather, click www.helixfairweather.com.
Lynn has a BS and an MS and practiced many years as an nurse anesthetist. When there was an opportunity to refocus her career path, Lynn knew that this was her chance to focus on her passion and become a professional dog trainer. After completing the program at Animal Behavior College and earning her certification with the Council on Certification for Pet Dog Trainers, Lynn attended Karen Pryor Academy and became a Certified Training Partner. To blend both her medical and canine careers, Lynn is a certified Pet CPR and First Aid Instructor.
Lynn shares her life with a Wirehaired Vizsla with whom she competes in Rally and Obedience. Jake, her Cocker Spaniel, and Liam, her geriatric Border Collie, round out the household. To learn more about services from Lynn Martin, click www.northwestdogacademy.com.
Sarah Owings KPA CTP graduated with distinction from the Karen Pryor Academy in January 2010 and is the owner of Bridges Dog Training in Los Angeles, CA. Committed to providing pet owners with the most current, effective and humane training solutions, she has become an avid student of animal behavior and regularly attends seminars and conferences around the country. She has written articles for Clean Run and Veterinary Technician Magazine, and has produced numerous short videos on Clicker Training. One of her videos, "The Power of Premack: Fence Fighting," won 2nd runner up in the 2011 Canis Film Festival.
In addition to a lifetime of working and living with a wide variety of animals, Sarah has also had many years of experience as a kindergarten teacher where the joys and challenges of the classroom have fueled a passion for teaching, learning, and human connection as well. She lives in Los Angeles with her wonderfully supportive partner, Fred, and mom, Morgan, two rescue dogs, Zoë and Maya, five house rabbits, four cats, two doves, a tortoise, and an iguana named Spot. To learn more about services from Sarah Owings, click www.bridgesdogtraining.com.