Narnia Pet Behavior and Training, Inc.


Training since 1992

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Narnia's goal is to help strengthen the bond between human and dog by providing a common language. Narnia provides family pet training and behavior consultation and modification using positive reinforcement.

Membership and Certifications

  • Certified Pet Dog Trainer (CPDT)
  • Certified Nose Work Instructor
  • Member APDT (Association of Pet Dog Trainers)
  • Purdue University Certified in Animal Behavior Modification, May 2000


  • Teacher's Aide- Oswego School District 308, Oswego, IL
  • Narnia Pet Behavior and Training Puppy Day Care Attendant
  • Northern Illinois University-Major in Elementary Education


Talk to the Paw! Understanding what dogs are really saying and what we're saying to them. - September 2014
by Nicole Wilde
Crucial, Cutting-Edge & Common Sense Concepts in Dog Behavior & Training - September 2013
by Dr. Ian Dunbar
Development of Canine Behavior Problems: Contributing Factors and Real Solutions - March 2013
by Sarah Kalnajs
Communicating with Your Canine - March 2013
by Rebecca Cann
A Sound Beginning: Setting the Right Tone for Your Newly Adopted Dog - March 2013
by Pat Ratray, Julie Dorsey-Oskerka & Rebeca Cann
K9 Nose Work, NW1 - October 2012
Association of Pet Dog Trainers Conference, Ohio - October 2012
Chicken Camp 203 - Chaining - September 2012
by Terry Ryan
Separation Anxiety & Dog-Dog Play - August 2012
by Nicole Wilde
Chicken Camp 101 - April 2012
by Terry Ryan
K9 Nose Work Competition Seminar - April 2012
by Ron Gaunt and Barbara Schwerdt
Odor Recognition Test, birch - February 2012
Behavior Adjustment Training for Fear and Aggression - September 2011
by Grisha Stewart
Using Classical Conditioning in the Treat of Aggression & Anxiety - July 2011
by Ken Ramirez & Kathy Sdao
The Brave New World of Dog Training, Science with a Brain and a Heart - May 2011
by Dr. Roger Abrantes
The Evolution of Canine Social Behavior - May 2011
by Dr. Roger Abrantes
Alternative Approaches to Healing Canine Health & Behavior - May 2011
by Nicole Wilde
Solutions for Everyday (& Not so Everyday) Behavior Problems - November 2010
by Pat Miller
APDT 17th Annual Conference - October 2010
Aggression in Dogs - October 2010
by Dr. Sophia Yin & Sarah Kalnajs
Helping the Fearful Dog - September 2010
by Nicole Wilde
The Well Adjusted Dog Workshop - April 2010
by Dr. Nicholas Dodman
Northern Illinois University
Elementary Education
Feline Aggression and Elimination - February 2010
by Dr. John Ciribassi
Canine Anxiety - October 2009
by Dr. John Ciribassi
Defusing Canine Aggression - September 2009
by Pam Dennison
Dominance, Fighting, Biting, Compliance & Punishment - July 2009
by Dr. Ian Dunbar
Constraints on Learning - July 2009
by Dr. Ian Dunbar
Raising the Bar in Dog Training - July 2009
by Dr. Ian Dunbar
Creative Client Coaching - May 2009
by Nicole Wilde
Alternative Approaches to Healing Canine Health and Behavior - May 2009
by Nicole Wilde
Canine Aggression and Other Problems - September 2008
by Sue Sternberg and John Rogerson
Constructional Aggression Treatment - June 2008
by Dr. Jesus Rosales-Ruiz and Kellie Snider
Play Time: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly - April 2008
by Pia Silvani
Throw Your Dog a Turnip - September 2007
by Claudine McAuliffe
For the Love of a Dog: The Biology of Emotion in Two Species - September 2007
by Patricia McConnell, PhD
Helping the Fearful Dog - March 2007
by Nicole Wilde
APDT 13th Annual Conference - October 2006
Making In Home Training a Success - June 2006
by Nicole Wilde
Training with Terry - March 2006
by Terry Ryan
Training and Behavior - October 2005
by Pia Silvani
Behavior Evaluation - April 2005
by Sue Sternberg
Training and Shelter Dog Seminar - March 2004
by Sue Sternberg
Pet First Aid Class October 2004
Cat Behavior - 2003
Advanced Canine Behavior Seminar - September 2003
by Patricia McConnell, PhD
Three Day Instructor's Workshop - May 2003
by Dr. Ian Dunbar
The Skill Master: Becoming a Better Trainer - March 2003
by Pia Silvani
The ABC's of Dog Training/Canine Aggression - March 2002
by Chuck Tompkins and Ted Turner
Mostly Training Workshop - March 2001
Advanced Training and Behavior - August 2001
by Sue Sternberg and Patricia McConnell, PhD
Proactive Positive Training - Sea World, Orlando Fl- October 2000
Chuck Tompkins and Thad Lacinak
Training, Behavior and Healthy Dog Conference - March 2000
APDT Sixth Annual Training Conference - San Diego, CA, November 1999
Behavior Problems and Treatment Techniques - July 1999
by Purdue University
Behavior Modification Basics - June 1999
by Purdue University
APDT Mini Conference - Chicago, IL - May 1999
The Art of Teaching People
Purdue School of Veterinary Medicine - May 1999
Problem Prevention and Owner Education
Advanced Canine Behavior Seminar - March 1999
by Patricia McConnell, PhD
Training People and Dogs - 1998
by Patricia McConnell, PhD
APDT Fifth Annual Conference - Philadelphia, PA - November 1998
Dog Behavior and Training Workshop - March 1998
by Terry Ryan
Dr. Roger Abrantes - November 1997
Gentle Leader Level One Course - November 1997
APDT Fourth Annual Conference - Memphis, TN - November 1997
Wolf and Dog Behavior (Wolf Park) - June 1997
Fears and Phobias and Compulsive Disorders - May 1997
by Dr. Wayne Hunthausen
Treat, Manage, or Execute - November 1996
by Jean Donaldson
Consultation Skills - November 1996
by Bill Campbell
APDT Third Annual Conference - Phoenix, AZ, - November 1996
Training People and Dogs in the Nineties
Aggression: The World of Love and Hatred - October 1996
by Dr. Roger Abrantes
Culture Clash - July 1996
by Jean Donaldson
How to Make Your Pet Classes More User Friendly - March 1996
by Terry Ryan
Canine Home Alone - 1996
by Dr. Roger Abrantes
Excellerated Learning Seminar - 1996
by Dr. Pam Reid
Separation Anxiety - November 1995
by Dr. Roger Abrantes
Canine Body Language - November 1995
by Dr. Roger Abrantes
Futura Conference - November 1995
by Dr. Roger Abrantes
Growl Classes - September 1995
by Cheryl Smith
Canine Behavior - September 1995
by John Rogerson
APDT Second Annual Training Conference - November 1995
Dr. Roger Abrantes - November 1994
Martin Deeley - September 1994
Dr. Ian Dunbar - May 1994