BS, ABCDT, FFCP
Lisa Anderson is a graduate from The Behrend College at Penn State University with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. She received her first dog training certification from Animal Behavior College and is currently working towards her CPDT-KA through the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers, Inc. She has also completed the Fear Free Animal Trainer Certification Program through Fear Free Pets and is a Certified Fear Free Professional. Lisa’s training philosophy focuses on positive reinforcement and understanding the dog as an individual with individual needs. Throughout her training, she has worked with many dogs of different temperaments and has a passion for rescues and misunderstood dogs. Her favorite quote from Marley and Me is tattooed on her arm as a constant reminder for why she is passionate about training: “Dogs are great. Bad dogs, if you can really call them that, are perhaps the greatest of them all.” Lisa has always had a love for all animals but especially dogs. After getting her first Great Dane in 2009, she started training extensively with all her dogs and fell in love with the process. Throughout the years, Lisa has owned dogs with a variety of personalities from a certified therapy dog to a dog with severe separation anxiety to a fear reactive dog and a COVID puppy dog. Lisa believes that her years living with all these different dogs allows her to relate to the struggles owners may have with the dogs they love. Lisa’s favorite part of being a dog trainer is watching a handler/dog team start to click and have success together. Lisa currently lives in a small zoo with 4 dogs – Morpheus (mini dachshund), Jax (Great Dane), Rogue (Great Dane) and Charlie (Pittie Mix), 4 cats – Taco, George, Scooter and Twix, and a sassy African Grey Parrot named TRex.