Ali is a graduate of The Karen Pryor Academy, earning her title as a Karen Pryor Certified Training Partner (KPA CTP). She is a certified dog behavior consultant (CDBC) and a certified family dog mediator (FDM). Ali continues her education and professional growth by attending several seminars each year. She makes every effort to provide her clients the individual training solutions their dog needs.
When not helping clients, Ali enjoys time with her own companions - especially being in the water with her Pitties! She grew up riding horses and working with the family dogs when her parents would let her. She also had cats, rabbits, bearded dragons, mice, hamsters, and a ferret growing up - whatever her parents told her she couldn’t bring in the house, she did! Now her menagerie is a bit smaller with three dogs, two ferrets, and a horse.
Laura left her long-time corporate career to pursue her not-so-secret passion of dog training. She’s a Victoria Stilwell Academy-Certified Dog Trainer (VSA-CDT) and a Fear Free Certified Professional (FFCP). Laura loves reactivity training because her own dog, Annie, became reactive after being attacked by an unleashed dog. She’s an avid fan of Control Unleashed pattern games for fearful and reactive dogs and is studying to become the newest Certified Behavior Adjustment Training Instructor (CBATI) in Illinois. Laura assists in the center and helps with our group classes.
Laura wasn’t allowed to have pets growing up but always vowed to get a dog someday. True to her word, she adopted a rescue dog, then another and another! She volunteers with a rescue in her spare time. Her current dog, Annie, is 13 and loves to go on adventure walks.
Jessie is our Office Coordinator and assists with training at the center. She is an Accredited Dog Trainer (IAABC-ADT), Family Dog Mediator (FDM), Fear Free Certified Professional (FFCP), and is currently mentoring to become a certified dog behavior consultant (CDBC). She is a long-time administrative professional who fell in love with positive reinforcement training during her time with Illinois Doberman Rescue Plus. Jessie sat on the Board of Directors for several years and has a passion for power breeds and responsible, realistic goals for the breed in front of you.
In her free time, she enjoys gardening, curling up on her hammock, and spending time with her daughter, husband, two dogs, and two cats. Jessie grew up around Dobermans and has fostered 100+ dogs during her time in rescue.
INSIGHT ANIMAL BEHAVIOR SERVICES
Insight Animal Behavior Services is led by Board Certified Veterinary Behaviorist, Dr. Kelly C. Ballantyne, along with an amazing team of Veterinary Behavior Residents, Veterinary Nurses and Behavior Consultants. The team at Insight is ready to help you address your dog or cat's behavioral issues by sharing their knowledge of animal behavior and the science of behavior change. Insight's mission is to help improve your dog or cat’s quality of life and help you to build a healthy relationship with them based on better understanding of their motivations, consistent guidance, and kindness.
A note from Insight: Insight Animal Behavior Services is honored to be a trusted partner of I Got This SIT, LLC! Their use of positive reinforcement and science-based methods along with the realistic goals and compassion they provide to their clients and their pets is exactly what we strive for, as well.