Welcome to the Oklahoma Sniffspot top dog trainer list for 2022. This is a list of the top dog trainers in Oklahoma based on votes from the Sniffspot community and the general public. Over 45,000 votes were used in compiling this list. We have only included the top trainers with sufficient votes and the trainers are ordered in terms of the number of votes received. Trainers that tied are ranked in reverse alphabetical order based on first name. All dog trainers on this list are positive reinforcement only, as defined by no force, fear, intimidation, or aversive methods used
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The Best Oklahoma Dog Trainers in 2022
Jessi began her career in veterinary medicine in 2007. She worked in several emergency medicine and day practice facilities. She graduated from Oklahoma State University – OKC in 2010, receiving her Associates Degree in Veterinary Technology. She is also a nationally and state licensed Registered Veterinary Technician.
Working in the veterinary medical field piqued her interest in human and animal behavior. She saw how anxious and fearful some of the patients were and wanted to find a way to decrease that anxiety. She noticed that while everyone loves their dogs, bad behavior can make it hard to connect and form solid relationships between them. She began researching the topic and found that prevention can be the key to preventing unwanted behaviors. In 2011, she started teaching Puppy Pre-K and Basic Obedience classes.
To further her education, Jessi attended the Karen Pryor Academy of Animal Training and Behavior and graduated as a Certified Training Partner in 2014. Jessi’s passion is to encourage and strengthen the human-animal bond. She is a current member of the Society of Veterinary Behavior Technicians, Association of Pet Dog Trainers and International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants. She is also a Canine Good Citizen Evaluator. Jessi continues to learn and grow her knowledge base by attending continuing education classes, seminars and conferences. Jessi enjoys competing with her dogs in Agility, Barn Hunt, Lure coursing, Dock diving, Antler Shed hunting and Trick Dog.
She currently has two dogs, Colt a Doberman and Chaos her Australian Shepherd puppy. When not training dogs, Jessi can be found anywhere outdoors with her family – husband Jordan, son Jackson, daughter Cheyenne, and stepdaughter Izzy. The entire family loves to be outdoors and on the water. Izzy loves having the big dogs to “boss” around and helps with setting up classes. Izzy joins Jessi at sport trials and runs Colt in fun runs for agility and lure coursing. Jackson and Cheyenne are still little, but love being around their animals. Jackson’s first word was Colt!
Certifications: Certified Training Partner from Karen Pryor Academy of Animal Training and Behavior, Current member of the Society of Veterinary Behavior Technicians, Association of Pet Dog Trainers and International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants, Canine Good Citizen Evaluator
- Aggressive dog training
I’ve trained over 30 dogs, 5 service dogs, 4 frisbee dogs, and so much more I’ve trained dogs my whole life. It was a huge passion of mine. I worked as an apprentice with a friend for two and a half years and then branched off to start my own dog training business. Sadly, in October of 2020 I had to close due to COVID, but dream of reopening soon.
- Aggressive dog training
- Protection/guard dog training
- Reactive dog training
- Service dog training
Sniffspot Top Trainer Frequently Asked Questions
How can I get in touch with these dog trainers?
Each of the trainer profiles contains a link to their website. You can click through to their website where you can find more contact information.
Are these dog trainers certified professionals?
Each dog trainer’s certifications, if provided, are listed in their profile. Dog training is not regulated at the federal or state level, so there is no standard dog training certification. However, many private institutions offer certifications. Some of the top certifications in the dog training industry are CPDT- KA, IAABC, Karen Pryor Academy – KPA certification, Jean Donaldson’s Academy – CTC certification and Fear Free Certification.
What methods do these dog trainers teach?
There are many methods for teaching dogs. All of the trainers included on this list are positive reinforcement only, as defined by no force, fear, intimidation, or aversive methods used. You can see more information in each trainer’s profile regarding their training services.
How much do these dog trainers cost?
Dog trainers have a wide range of costs for different services. We recommend first picking a trainer that provides the services that you are looking for, then reaching out to them to get up to date pricing.
Is training a dog good for the dog?
Yes! Training has many benefits for dogs. Going through a training process with your dog can improve the bond that you share with them. Also, training can do a lot to improve the confidence of a dog; it gives them more certainty that they understand how the world around them works. And lastly, it’s just fun for the dog and for you. Training can be very stimulating and enriching for a dog.
Can an aggressive dog be trained?
Yes! Any dog behavior can be worked on through training. Aggression is a serious issue, but it is also a term that is used very broadly. Many dogs that are thought to be aggressive are actually reactive, which is a different behavior altogether. If you believe you have an aggressive dog, we recommend reaching out to one of your local top trainers to get their diagnosis and advice.
I am a trainer. How can I get listed here?
We update this list once per year, normally starting in January. Make sure to keep an eye on our social media and sign up for email updates with Sniffspot in order to be in the loop on the next round of nominations.