Welcome to Cyber Dog and Meet the Trainers!
The Cyber Dog Course was develeoped by and is now being taught by Helix Fairweather and Sarah Owings. We are Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partners which means we have been assessed and certified as excellent clicker training teachers and trainers.
Helix Fairweather KPA CTP has been training with clicker training since 1996 and is truly committed to this way of communicating with dogs. She offers group classes and private consultations, all with the goal of helping people and their dogs learn live together and have fun. Her goal -- force-free training becoming the social norm.
A contributing author for Clean Run magazine and The Clicker Journal, Helix is a member of the Karen Pryor Academy faculty and an 11-year 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) and the adorable PBGV, Rickie Roo-Roo (a PBGV - Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen). Rickie has earned her NACSW NW1 title recently - totally clicker trained for scent detection. To learn more about services from Helix Fairweather, click www.helixfairweather.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.