Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
53 Prospect Park West
Thursday, June 13, 2013
7:00 - 7:30
Three of Brooklyn's top dog trainers will each present on a different facet of Canine Fear & Anxiety
7:30 - 8:15
Audience Q&A with individual questions
8:15 - 9:00
"Meet the Trainers" over coffee and cookies
Brooklyn's Top Trainers: Anthony Newman, Sari Carel, Viviane Arzoumanian
Anthony Newman, CPDT-KA, is a nationally certified Pet Dog Trainer, Certified Canine Behavior Counselor, and professional member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers. Also an experienced university professor, Anthony has a gift for teaching anyone to create a joyous and peaceful relationship with their canine companions. Working with individuals, shelters, and animal organizations in the New York area, Anthony specializes in rehabilitating rescues with problem behaviors and helping new adoptions thrive in the city.
Before starting Calm Energy Dog Training, Anthony interned with a Brooklyn Canine Behavior Therapist and worked as a handler in local doggie daycares. In his decades-long love affair with man’s best friend, Anthony has rescued, rehabilitated, trained, and lived with labs, greyhounds, spaniels, huskies, dachschunds, beagles, poodles, pits, mutts of all shapes and sizes, and even a ¾ wolf mix. His own retired racers are certified as therapy dogs by The Good Dog Foundation, and Anthony volunteers with them at retirement homes, Veterans Hospitals, and public schools.
Calm Energy Dog Training is licensed and insured, based in Brooklyn and serving all of NYC with group obedience classes, leash-training pack walks, and private behavior consults. Call or email Anthony with inquiries of any kind, or just to say Hi!
Sari Carel, owner of Brooklyn Pup dog training, is a certified dog trainer with Animal Behavior College.
She offers obedience training and behavioral counseling in New York City, as well as puppy kindergarten and basic obedience group classes. She is a full member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT), and volunteers as a rehabilitation trainer at Sean Casey Animal Rescue shelter in Brooklyn.
Sari’s life-long love of companion animals and background as a dressage horse rider and caretaker turned into a serious commitment to learning about animal behavior and training when she adopted Latte, her adorable yet troubled Chihuahua Beagle mix from an ASPCA shelter. Sari has made it her mission to help city dogs with challenging behavior problems so they can continue living happily with their families. She believes in humane and dog-friendly training methods that make learning an enjoyable process for both owner and dog.
Our dogs are our friends and companions through thick and thin. Research shows that owning a dog makes you physically healthier and improves your emotional well being. Enhancing this age-old bond between humans and dogs is the leading principle of Sari’s training philosophy.
Viviane Arzoumanian has been working as a trainer since 2005.
She specializes in positive reinforcement training and behavior modification provided mostly through in-home consultations. Her approach is to consider all aspects if the dog’s life and environment and then address problems creatively to meet the needs of both the dog and their family. She works with puppies as well as older and even elderly dogs. Viviane teaches her clients what they need to know so that they, themselves, become the great trainers for their dogs’ particular circumstances or issues. The training she gives meets a full range of needs from basic house training and puppy good manners to addressing serious behavior problems including reactivity and aggression.
Viviane has volunteered as a trainer to help low-income owners of dogs through Pets for Life NYC, HSUS & ACC since 2007. Pets for Life is a surrender prevention program intended to help people keep their pets by arranging reduced cost vet care, spay/neuter, pro bono legal help and training assistance. She also volunteered extensively at Sean Casey Animal Rescue from 2008 – 2011, this included fostering two stray moms and raising, and then placing their litters of puppies.
Viviane has three dogs of her own, all rescues: Toby a 7 year old Silky Terrier, Willow a 2.5 year old varied mix, and Willow’s daughter, Greta a 1.5 year old, apparently fathered by a pit bull.
Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA)
Certified Behavior Consultant-Canine (CBCC-KA)
Pat Miller Certified Trainer, Level 2 (PMCT-2)
Canine Good Citizen Evaluator