Adrienne Farricelli has been working professionally with dogs for more than a decade. She got her start in 2006 working in an animal hospital, and in 2007 she started volunteering at the local shelter, where she fostered and trained pets in need of temporary homes.
She is currently a certified dog trainer and behavior consultant. She holds dual certification in dog training. In 2010, after undergoing more than 200 hours of apprenticeship under a master dog trainer, she became certified by the Italian Association for Dog Trainers and Canine Consultants. After teaching basic and advanced obedience classes in Missouri and spending the summer teaching Canine Musical Freestyle, she obtained certification by the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers (CPDT-KA®) in the United States.
Ms. Farricelli is a force-free trainer using scientifically based training methods focused on the rewarding world of positive reinforcement training. CCPDT requires her to continue her education, so she is often attending seminars to keep up-to-date with the latest dog training and behavior-modification trends.
Adrienne publishes a dog blog on HubPages and her work has appeared in such online publications as: Daily Puppy, Nest Pets, Paw Nation, eHow, and several print publications such as USA Today, Everydog magazine and the APDT Chronicle of the Dog. Recently she contributed a chapter to the book Puppy Socialization: An Insider’s Guide to Dog Behavioral Fitness, by Caryl Wolff, which includes contributions from renowned experts Dr. Ian Dunbar, Dr. Carmen Battaglia, Dr. Ed Bailey, Dr. Michael Fox, and Peter and Nancy Vollmer.
Adrienne currently lives in Arizona with her beloved Rottweilers, Petra and Einstein, and her husband, Alex.