Meet the Trainers

Brandi Moore, CPDT-KA

Brandi has been training dogs with positive reinforcement techniques for twenty-five years. She's worked with hundreds of dogs with various training and behavioral challenges during that time. She believes that connecting with her human students, as well as her canine ones, with understanding and a sense of humor is a must! She knows that each dog is different, and will work with yours to give them the individualized guidance that they need.

Brandi has been competing in dog sports for many years. She has competed in Canine Agility for thirteen years, earning twenty championships and numerous titles with her three Shelties, McLeod, Bonnie and Mac, and her Border Collie, McKenzie. She has also successfully competed in Rally obedience, earning multiple titles with McLeod.

 

Brandi’s training goals are to help build a trusting relationship between you and your dog, while you learn together; using positive reinforcement to create focus and control; all while having lots of fun!

 

Brandi is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA). ccpdt.org; as well as a Certified Wag It Games Instructor! wagitgames.com

Brandi will share with you her passion for dog training, along with her knowledge and experience, at Spot-On Dog Training Center (Formerly, Wag It Training Center) in Lincolnville, Maine!

 

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MAYA ROBINSON, CPDT-KA

Maya's love of dog training started when she volunteered at the ASPCA in NYC. While she was there, she helped take care of the shelter dogs and took them to the basic obedience classes to help them become more adoptable. She later started working at another shelter, Animal Haven where she worked for 9 years. At Animal Haven, she was the Behavior and Enrichment manager for the dogs. She developed the enrichment program for the shelter dogs and was responsible for setting up behavior modification programs for the dogs that needed a little bit of help getting adopted. She would also help newly adopted dogs settle into their new homes.

She moved back to Maine in June of this year.

 

Maya's dog Pebbles has her Canine Good Citizen certificate, competes in the higher levels of agility and has her novice Tricks title. Her younger dog, Pips has his CGC, novice Tricks title and is learning how to do agility. Maya is a member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT), the Pet's Professional Guild (PPG) and the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC).

 
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Royan Bartley

I have always loved watching animals and their behaviors.  In 2011, I decided that I had a great interest in animal behavior and wanted to learn more.  I could have picked up a book and called it good.  I could have shadowed a local trainer.  Those aren't bad things but I wanted more.  I really wanted to understand current, scientifically proven methods and not just accept traditional, 'that's the way we always did it' methods.  I applied for and was accepted in to grad school.  Over 5 years there were many, many sacrifices.  The financial sacrifice, I could not have gotten through without Neal's never ending support and encouragement.  The time sacrifices were lessened by Neal's help with household stuff and my Mom's help with making meals for us to share.  Vacations were taken with my school work coming along and having to stop early at hotels so I could have 3-4 hours to work on assignments.  On one vacation I had to create and execute a study regarding human behavior!  The coursework and assignments were intense and non-stop.  I learned so much and met wonderful peers and friends along the way.  It is great fun watching as my classmates evolve into the wonderful professionals that I knew they would be. The entire time, Kylie, the little dog who really pushed me to learn more, slept next to me studying for hours on end, pushed me with her nose to get up and take a walk when I needed to get up, and tolerated all of my experiments on her. 

The field of animal behavior is evolving.  I keep up with current methodologies by attending conferences and reading newly published literature. I am committed to providing clients with customized behavior plans which use scientifically-proven methods of behavior with low stress handling of the animals.  To learn and keep up with current methods:

  • I have completed my Master of Science degree in Companion Animal Behavior Analysis and Counseling with the American College of Applied Science.

  • I have completed American Red Cross certification for Dog & Cat First Aid & CPR

  • I have completed Low Stress Handling Dogs & Cats Certified Silver certification while interning with Dr. Sophia Yin

  • I am a supporting member of the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC)

  • I am a member of The International Society for Applied Ethology (ISAE)

  • I am proudly approved as a member of the Pet Professional Guild (PPG) which is committed to results based, science based force-free training and pet care

 

When not helping clients enjoy easier lives with their companion animals, I spend time with my husband, Neal, my Mom and her rescue, Miss Ruthie!