Valerie is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer, Knowledge Assessed. She is a professional member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT) and a member of the Association of Animal Behavior Professionals (AABP) with ten years of experience. She holds a Diploma of Canine Behavior Science and Technology and a Certificate of Professional Dog Training Science and Technology from the Companion Animal Sciences Institute and is an approved Canine Life and Social Skills Evaluator for the APDT. Valerie is also an AKC Canine Good Citizen Evaluator who competes and has earned AKC titles in Conformation, Field and Rally Obedience events with her dogs. She is one of only five Certified Nose Work Instructors in the state of NJ (National Association of Canine Scent Work).
Valerie is a contributing writer in the APDT guide book, "Top Tips from Top Trainers"
Valerie is also a member of the German Shorthaired Pointer Club of America and the Eastern German Shorthaired Pointer Club, and is a volunteer for GSP Rescue of NJ