How do you serve precious pets?

  • Animal Behavior
  • Private Dog Training

What part of the animal kingdom do you serve?

  • Cats
  • Dogs

What licensing do you have?

  • Business License

On a scale of snail to elephant, what size animals do you work with?

  • 20-39 lbs
  • 40-79 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
  • under 20 lbs

Pet Certifications

  • American Kennel Club Canine Good Citizen Approved Evaluator (AKC CGC)
  • American Red Cross Pet First Aid and CPR Certified
  • Applied Animal Behavior Certified (UW-AAB)
  • Certified Family Dog Mediator® (FDM)
  • Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA)
  • Fear Free Certified Professional
  • Low-Stress Handling® Certified – Silver (LSHC-S)

Proud member of...

  • American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP)
  • Animal Behavior Society (ABS)
  • Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT)
  • Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers (CCPDT)
  • International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC)

Cat-astrophes happen! What is your cancellation policy?

  • 48 hours notice required

Education

University of Washington Applied Animal Behavior Certificate Program

What year did you begin serving pets?

2015

How did you hone your craft?

I've been immersed in animal behavior full-time since moving to James Island in 2016, particularly the humane treatment of “problem” dogs. I specialize in shelter behavior and animal welfare. I work with issues ranging from puppy socialization and enrichment, to fear, anxiety, reactivity, and aggression. My work & volunteer experience include veterinary medicine, daycare & boarding, animal rescue & welfare, shelter behavior & enrichment, emergency response deployment, youth programs, and working dogs. I am committed to continuing education & improvement, attending training programs, seminars, workshops, & conferences. I obtained independent, standardized certification, and am a member of multiple professional organizations with a variety of voluntary credentials. In 2019, I left the behavior department an open-admission shelter & ventured into the world of small business & entrepreneurship as Owner/Operator of Bright Mind Canine Services.

What tip would you give pet parents for working with animals that you've learned as a pro?

Remember, we call dogs man's best friend! Treat your relationship with just as much care and intention, and the possibilities are endless.

What is one thing you want pet parents to know about you? It can be whatev-fur you'd like!

I love watching two different species learning to speak each other's languages.

christine baker

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BASED IN Charleston, SC

Distinction

American Kennel Club Canine Good Citizen Approved Evaluator (AKC CGC) American Red Cross Pet First Aid and CPR Certified Fear Free Certified Professional Low Stress Handling Certified - Silver Association of Professioanal Dog Trainers (APDT) International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC) Animal Behavior Society (ABS) Applied Animal Behavior Certified (UW-AAB)

How do you serve precious pets?

  • Animal Behavior
  • Private Dog Training

What part of the animal kingdom do you serve?

  • Cats
  • Dogs

What licensing do you have?

  • Business License

On a scale of snail to elephant, what size animals do you work with?

  • 20-39 lbs
  • 40-79 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
  • under 20 lbs

Pet Certifications

  • American Kennel Club Canine Good Citizen Approved Evaluator (AKC CGC)
  • American Red Cross Pet First Aid and CPR Certified
  • Applied Animal Behavior Certified (UW-AAB)
  • Certified Family Dog Mediator® (FDM)
  • Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA)
  • Fear Free Certified Professional
  • Low-Stress Handling® Certified – Silver (LSHC-S)

Proud member of...

  • American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP)
  • Animal Behavior Society (ABS)
  • Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT)
  • Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers (CCPDT)
  • International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC)

Cat-astrophes happen! What is your cancellation policy?

  • 48 hours notice required

Education

University of Washington Applied Animal Behavior Certificate Program

What year did you begin serving pets?

2015

How did you hone your craft?

I've been immersed in animal behavior full-time since moving to James Island in 2016, particularly the humane treatment of “problem” dogs. I specialize in shelter behavior and animal welfare. I work with issues ranging from puppy socialization and enrichment, to fear, anxiety, reactivity, and aggression. My work & volunteer experience include veterinary medicine, daycare & boarding, animal rescue & welfare, shelter behavior & enrichment, emergency response deployment, youth programs, and working dogs. I am committed to continuing education & improvement, attending training programs, seminars, workshops, & conferences. I obtained independent, standardized certification, and am a member of multiple professional organizations with a variety of voluntary credentials. In 2019, I left the behavior department an open-admission shelter & ventured into the world of small business & entrepreneurship as Owner/Operator of Bright Mind Canine Services.

What tip would you give pet parents for working with animals that you've learned as a pro?

Remember, we call dogs man's best friend! Treat your relationship with just as much care and intention, and the possibilities are endless.

What is one thing you want pet parents to know about you? It can be whatev-fur you'd like!

I love watching two different species learning to speak each other's languages.