Tiffany Lovell, CPDT-KA, CSAT, AAI
Tiffany’s Credentials at a Glance
- Certified Professional Dog Trainer, CPDT-KA
- Animal Assisted Interactions Degree (AAS)
- CSAT, Certified Separation Anxiety Trainer
- Pat Miller Level 1 and 2 Intern Academy Graduate
- Aggression Cases A to Z, graduate of multi-week program by Michael Shikashio
- Certified Silver in Low Stress Handling, Dr. Sophia Yin
- Faculty Advisor, Victoria Stilwell Academy for Dog Training and Behavior
- Co-Instructor, Separation Anxiety Certification Program
- Fear Free Certified Professional
- Cold Nose College Apprentice Graduate
- Vet Assistant and Veterinary Nurse
- Professional Member, Pet Professional Guild
- Trained in Pet First Aid & CPR by PetTech
Location: Space Coast, Florida
Learn more about Tiffany
Tiffany Lovell is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer – Knowledge Assessed (CPDT-KA) through the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers (CCPDT) and excels in both dog training and client communication skills. Tiffany had the honor of becoming the very first graduate in the country with a specialty of Animal Assisted Interactions. Tiffany was also the top scoring graduate of the Pat Miller Peaceable Paws Level 1 Intern Academy and Level 2 Behavior Modification Academy. She is a Certified Separation Anxiety Trainer (CSAT) through Malena DeMartini. She is also a Professional Member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT).
Tiffany “grew up” as a trainer at Cold Nose College with Lisa and Brad as her mentors. She took her dog through all of their classes, couldn’t seem to leave, and the three mutually decided that she belonged there. She is a native speaker of force-free training, having never used aversive methods. Tiffany is Cold Nose College’s first licensee, in fact, the licensing program was created so that she could continue doing the work she loved in tandem with Lisa and Brad after making a necessary geographical move.
Tiffany has a special love for the fearful dogs and challenging cases. She is expert at bridging the gap of understanding that can exist between dogs and their guardians. Clients will find that she is a superb listener, non-judgmental, and comes up with solutions that fit with clients’ values and lifestyles. She loves the “light bulb moments” at both ends of the leash. Sometimes it’s when fearful dog learns that he is safe or a dog suddenly “gets it” when being taught a skill. Sometimes it’s when the guardians start to learn what their dog is saying to them.
Dog trainers are uniquely positioned to be advocates for dog guardians, and Tiffany does this superbly, often being the only person outside the family who understand the difficulties the family faces because of the dog’s behavior problem.
Prior to becoming a full-time professional dog trainer, Tiffany worked as a veterinarian assistant and veterinarian nurse, during which time she gained a wealth of experience handling dogs of all breeds, sizes, and ages. She also brings from that experience keen observation skills. She received a Volunteer of the Year award for her dedication to the Rescued Program in Blairsville, GA, which teaches detainees how to properly care for and train shelter dogs using humane, force-free techniques. In addition, she continues to volunteer her time and services with multiple animal rescue organizations.
Tiffany has a passion for knowledge in her field and is regularly continuing her education by attending national conferences, seminars, workshops, and webinars to learn from leaders in the training and behavior field such as Karen Pryor, Pat Miller, Kathy Sdao, Kay Laurence, Jesus Rosales-Ruiz, and Ken Ramirez.
Tiffany says that if her legacy is nothing more than helping people understand dog body language and how to listen to their dogs, she’ll be proud. But it is already much more than that. Her empathy and problem-solving skills have already helped keep countless dogs in their homes with happy guardians.