Meet your Trainer: Chancel
Chancel has been working with dogs for over 13 years – she started as a certified Vet Assistant and a San Diego Humane Society Behavior volunteer and intern. She is certified through Animal Behavior College (ABCDT), the International Council of Certified Professional Dog Trainers (CPDT-KA), as well as a Certified Trainer with the Karen Pryor Academy (KPA-CTP). She is also a member of the Pet Professional Guild. While working at SDHS she taught classes for puppies, adults, Canine Good Citizen prep as well as giving evaluations. She was then promoted to the San Diego Humane Society’s Behavior Center and while there, she helped rehabilitate hundreds of dogs of every breed who suffered from behavior challenges (fearfulness, aggression, reactivity, resource guarding, impulse control, mental stimulation, you name it) as well as feral and aggressive cats that needed behavioral and medical intervention. During her time at the shelter, she also had the opportunity to travel with the ASPCA to help rehabilitate dogs from the USA's 2nd largest dog fighting ring.
She started her own training business in 2016, where she now works with dogs AND cats to help pet owners have better relationships with their pets. She is 100% force free - that means she doesn't promote choke chains, prong collars, or shock collars. Shelter and rescue pets remain her true passion when it comes to training, knowing that positive training can help keep animals from being relinquished to a shelter.
Chancel is currently proud to be the PAWS of Coronado Animal Shelter Behavior Consultant and lead trainer.
She works with privately owned dogs on a variety of behaviors, such as dogs with stranger and/or dog reactivity, food aggression, fear, fear-aggression, handling sensitivities, impulse control, etc. She is a Canine Good Citizen Evaluator and helps people prep for the evaluation as well as gives evaluations. She also works with people who need help teaching their dog/puppy basic manners, socialization, impulse control, crate training, potty training, and mental enrichment.
In addition to her behavior knowledge she is certified in canine nutrition and can offer nutritional guidance, as she feels it has a significant impact on pet’s health, happiness, and behavior.
In her spare time, Chancel trains Russian Foxes with JAB Canid Education and Conservation Center:
Meet The Pets Behind It All
Chancel has two rescued fur kids: Evie Roo, a handicapped Italian Greyhound/Chihuahua mix she adopted when she worked at SDHS. Reaper is her border collie rescued from Border Collies In Need. Reaper is more than just the mascot at Click Dog Training – he meets a lot of owners and dogs in their programs and often assists Chancel when needed for training sessions.
Certifications & Memberships
Behavior Consulting and training is not regulated, which means almost anyone can claim to be a behavior specialist, consultant or trainer. It has been my passion to stay current on the most effective and humane training methods throughout the years. My certifications are and always will be positive, force-free, and science-based. With the certifications listed below, I pledge to continue my education and stay current on the best and most humane training methods.
Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner
Council for Certified Professional Dog Trainer
Click Dog Training's mission is to help owners and dogs understand one another through education and positive training without the use of pain or intimidation. We want to help strengthen the bond between humans and animals in a healthy and happy way - for both the owner and the dog.