Incred-A-Bull believes that part of being a responsible guardian includes working toward having a well-trained and socialized dog.
Does your dog pull you down the street? Are you struggling to master the basics of obedience? Would you like your dog to earn its Canine Good Citizen Certificate? Seeking therapy or service dog training and certification?
If so, Stephanie Gerken of Michael’s Angel Paws is the lady to see!
Through Michael’s Angel Paws, Stephanie offers a variety of classes to address your dogs needs.
A little about our preferred trainer, Stephanie Gerken…
I earned a degree in communication studies with a minor in biology and chemistry from Cal State Long Beach and was accepted into the Exotic Animal Training Management program at Moorpark College, CA in 2004. I worked with a coyote, fox, bald eagle, lemurs, and many other animals. Each offered me the opportunity to explore various ways of training, and I also attended conferences to keep up to date on the ever-changing world of training domestic and exotic animals.
Upon graduation from Moorpark College in April of 2006, I moved to Las Vegas and began working with a major pet retail store as a certified dog trainer. I taught group lessons ranging from beginner to advance levels of obedience, private lessons at the store and a board and train program. My passion for training took me to new levels of learning in behavioral modification training, agility training, and basic obedience training.
In 2008, I left the pet retail world to work on another aspect of dog training that of the home environment providing real life solutions in real world.
In June of 2011, I became a certified service dog trainer at Bergin University of Canine Studies. I spent my days researching, learning, training, and taking care of dogs of various ages to prepare them for a life of helping others. I have since certified my first hearing impairment service dog in October of 2011. I am currently working with several individuals to train their own dogs to become service dogs for various medical and psychological disorders.
In late 2011, I became a volunteer for the All American Dogs Foundation founded by veterans to help fellow veterans lead a more independent life through the use of a service dog. I have helped raise one of the first puppies for the program, implemented training protocols, and created files for each of the dogs detailing their training development. In July 2012, I took on the task of being a puppy raisier for All American Dogs Foundation’s second puppy, Freedom