Ella is a full-time dog trainer and puppy raiser at Instinct Hudson Valley. She works with dogs in our Puppy Raising programs and provides consultations and private coaching sessions. Ella is comfortable working with a wide range of breeds and temperaments and has a passion for providing canine enrichment, specific to the breed and individual dog. She has experience working with owners on a range of topics, from canine body language, puppy development, basic obedience and manners and life skills. Ella is currently enrolled in the Karen Pryor Academy for Professional Dog Training certification program and she is working toward obtaining her CPDT-KA certification through the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers. Ella is a compassionate, patient teacher who genuinely enjoys coaching owners to communicate effectively with their dogs. She loves and appreciates dogs of all kinds but she has a special affection for power breeds and for teensy puppers with large personalities, as they remind her of her own two dogs, Otto & Ant-Twon.