Rachel Agent has a Bachelor’s degree in English and a Secondary teaching certificate from Chapman University, Orange, California. She is a Certified Pet Dog Trainer, a Certified Training Partner by the Karen Pryor Academy, and a member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT).
Rachel completed Terry Ryan’s Coaching People to Train Their Dogs, Course I and the Karen Pryor Academy for Animal Training & Behavior. She has also attended a dog aggression and advanced dog training seminars by Kathy Sdao, Grisha Stewart, and Patricia McConnell and a clicker trainer survey course by Bob Bailey (“Chicken Camp”). Rachel is currently enrolled in future Bob Bailey courses through Legacy Dog Training.
Rachel became interested in clicker training when she adopted Breda, at that time a large, one year old, rambunctious, untrained dog found in the woods of Idaho, and Rachel knew they needed help.
She attended “Ahimsa’s Basic Manners class and she saw how effective and beneficial clicker training was, not just in developing desired behavior, but also in developing a wonderful relationship between her and Breda.
It is this relationship that she wants to continue building with all dogs and their humans. She also believes that communication is the core of all relationships and that the clicker is an invaluable tool for communicating with our dogs.
To help other dogs get a second chance, Rachel volunteers with the Seattle Animal Shelter in their dog walking and training program. She lives in Seattle with her six “kids”: Breda (Airedale/Golden), Tilburg (Yorkipoo), Meowy (cat), and three clicker-trained rats.
If you are in class at Ahimsa with Rachel and would like to contact her, you can email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. For general questions about Ahimsa, please contact us at email@example.com, call 206-364-4072, or use our contact form.