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"Sophie’s patience and ingenuity are remarkable" - David and Sara (Sugar's humans)

"Sophie is so encouraging and direct and her positive reinforcement makes every training session a blast" - Kevin (Ella's human)

Meet Sophie Oldsman M.S., ADT, SApro

Sophie graduated from Simmons University with a Master of Science in Behavior Analysis (2021) and has been accredited by the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants  (IAABC) and certified as a SA Professional (SAPro) learned under Julie Naismith. She is also a member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT). Sophie works as an evaluator at Friendship Works, specifically in the PetPals division, where she screens and assesses canine volunteer applicants. These volunteers will later bring joy to patients in long-term care facilities. She is committed to fear-free training and educating the public on positive reinforcement techniques. 

In her free time, Sophie loves walking her GSD/Chow/Pit mix, Meesha, in the woods and on special occasions, the beach.


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Explanation of Credentials

It is important to me that you familiarize yourself with the credentials of any trainer you are considering working with. I want to make things as transparent as possible. Here are the certifications/organizations I am a part of.

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