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Meet the Trainer

Video Description: 
Sugako taught a leash reactive Estrela Mountain Dog, Roma to touches a hand with her nose when she sees a stranger or another dog as an alert behavior instead of lunging and barking at them (Stimulus transfer/Cue transfer technique). 

Roma independently touches the owner's hand when she notices a stranger walking towards her even before the owner does. 

Sugako is originally from Japan, a bilingual trainer (EN/JP).

Completed AS Canine Behavior Analysis and Counseling and BS Animal Assisted Therapy. Sugako is a former behavior therapist for autistic children who worked closely with board-certified behavior analysts (BCBA). Sugako is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer-Knowledge Assessed (CPDT-KA), IAABC's Accredited Dog Trainer (ADT-IAABC), certified Family Dog Mediator (FDM), certified fear-free animal trainer (FFCP), AKC Canine Good Citizen and Trick evaluator and Team facilitator at Atlas Assitance Dogs. Sugako is specialized in fearful/ shy dogs, leash reactivity, service dog training and canine parkour training. 

​2003年渡米。ワシントン州シアトル在中。Canine Behavior Analysis and Counseling 、Animal Assisted Therapy 修了後、CPDT-KAやKPAのポジティブトレーナー等のアシスタントとして働く。その後セラピードックトレーナーになるため、自閉スペクトラム症の子供たちにABAセラピストとしてBCBA(行動分析士)の元、1:1のセラピーセッションを行う。現在サービスドックトレーナー、ポジティブドックトレーナーとして怖がりな犬、散歩中に吠る/飛びかかる犬、サービス犬トレーニング、またパーコアトレーニングが専門。

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