Donna has over 13+ years of professional experience training dogs. She is a graduate of Cooperative Paws service dog program and has earned the recognition of SDC (Service Dog Coach). Donna has a Master’s Degree in Special Education from Fairfield University and is a member of Alpha Sigma Nu – Jesuit National Honor Society. She is a Certified Dog Behavior Consultant through the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (https://iaabc.org), and a Certified Professional Dog Trainer (www.ccpdt.org). She’s also an AKC Community Canine, an AKC Canine Good Citizen, an AKC STAR Puppy, and a therapy dog evaluator. Donna is Head Trainer/Evaluator for K9 First Responders and works alongside her dogs Socrates and Winston who provide psychological first-aid when deployed to crisis response situations. (https://k9fr.org).