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About Big Tail Waggin’ Dog Training

Big Tail Waggin' Dog Training strongly believes that all dogs should be trained humanely, basically without ever feeling fear, intimidation, or pain. When we began in the mid-90s, reward-based training without the use of punishment was simply not available in Monmouth County. The motivation, driving force and initiating catalyst for the birth of Big Tail Waggin' Dog Training was to help owners learn how to train their dogs using systematic positive reinforcement and to make undergoing training the most positive experience possible for dogs.

We train all dogs and teach their owners to communicate with them using the most effective, modern and progressive methods of positive reinforcement. Our choice for utilizing welfare-conscious methods is philosophically based in the profound understanding that dogs are sentient, sensate creatures and consequently, should be treated as such.

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About Roseann’s Special Training and Interests

Here's Roseann Burrets Baars, CPDT-KA, CVT, CCRP, full biography:

An ardent advocate for progressive, positive reinforcement training, Roseann has been professionally training dogs of all ages, breeds and mixes for nearly 20 years. Her welfare-conscious methods focus on training with positive reinforcement, allowing her to compassionately educate dogs and their families throughout the process.

Roseann’s behavioral areas of expertise include working with fearful, aggressive dogs. She holds her CPDT-KA (Certified Professional Dog Trainer Knowledge Assessed) certification which is awarded by the Certification Council for Pet Dog Trainers. Roseann was one of the first 136 professional trainers to ever earn these credentials. She also holds a unique Purdue University certification, which allows her to effectively work side by side with veterinary behavior specialists, helping owners to implement the recommendations made for modifying their dog’s behavior.

She is also a certified veterinary technician and a certified canine rehabilitation practitioner. This additional knowledge of canine anatomy, physiology, orthopedic and sports injuries affords her a uniquely valuable and advantageous perspective, of a dog’s welfare and safety during training.

Roseann earned an AS degree in Biology, becoming the foundation for her understanding of the science of dog behavior. Passionate about learning everything possible about dogs, she then enrolled in the veterinary technology program at Camden County College. The coursework allowed her to become a credentialed veterinary technician, and culminated with receiving an ASC-AAS. She graduated with honors and was also the recipient of their departmental Excellence Award.

Roseann currently holds all of the following certifications, academic achievements and memberships:

-CPDT-KA (Certified Professional Dog Trainer Knowledge Assessed)

-CVT (credentialed/certified veterinary technician)

-CCRP (Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner)

-ASC-AAS (Camden County College)

-AS Degree (Biology) Brookdale Community College

-Full Professional Member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers

-Certified in Canine First Aid and CPR: American Red Cross

-Certified Hospice Volunteer, therapy dog visits

-Member of the NASCW (National Association of Canine Scent Work)

Ever conscientious about being well trained and keeping up with developments in her field, Roseann continues to study with predominant leaders in the animal training and behavior fields, including: Kathy Sdao, Ken Ramirez, Karen Pryor, Jesus Rosales Ruiz, Jean Donaldson, Ted Turner, Dr. Roger Abrantes, Dr. Ian Dunbar, Dr. Raymond Coppinger, Dr. Patricia McConnell, Dr. Pamela Reid, Professor Daniel Mills, Dr. Andrew Luescher, Sue Sternberg, John Fisher, John Rogerson and many more. She is a multi-time graduate of the Dogs Of Course, Instructors Training Camp and attended the very first clicker training conference Karen Pryor presented to dog trainers. Roseann is also a graduate of the 'Dogs!' course at Purdue University, where she studied under Dr. Andrew Luescher.

A passionate advocate for adoption, Roseann lives with, loves and continuously learns from her three adopted dogs: Trey, a super sweet and jolly (grey sable, giant) German Shepherd Dog, Aoife, a mixed breed she refers to as her black and tan bundle of joy and inspiration, and Joad, a clever and mischievous husky-type mix. When she is not having fun training dogs and their people, you can find her playing with her own dogs on the trails or in a field somewhere. Her favorite dog sports currently include bikejoring, Frisbee, agility, dog sledding, canicross, tracking, mountain-scootering and hiking.

Always on the lookout for progressive, challenging and exciting new activities to engage in with her canine companions, Roseann is now working with Aiofe toward developing a special routine for competing in Canine Musical Freestyle. She, Aiofe and Trey, she has gotten hooked on K9 Nose Work, the nation’s fast growing canine scent work sport. Trey has already earned his ORT (Odor Recognition Test) in Birch!

Her reputation for being compassionate and her conscientious work ethic have gained her strong support from within the veterinary community and the animal welfare industry, which sets her apart from others in the field.