About

Aditi Czarnomski Terpstra has been involved with animals since she was a child. She grew up understanding that animals were always family and should be treated with respect and kindness. In 2006, she became a Certified Professional Dog Trainer. She has been coaching people and their animals for over fifteen years. Aditi has gained her knowledge of animal behavior and training by attending conferences, classes, and seminars taught by the world renowned behaviorists and trainers.

The world of animal behavior and training is always changing as new discoveries are made each day. Within the past twenty years, canine and equine training has made great progress when it comes to understanding how they think and communicate. It’s important for behaviorists and trainers to keep up-to-date on the latest scientific findings and ethical means of training.

Aditi follows the same approach as the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior when learning about and working with animals: “AVSAB derives its humane behavior modification techniques from the field of applied animal behavior where veterinary and behavioral science professionals specialize in applying scientific principles, learned from the study of domestic and wild animal behavior, learning theory, and counseling, to companion animals.”

Aditi has been a Certified Professional Dog Trainer through the Certification Counsel of Professional Dog Trainers since 2006. She regularly assists rescue groups with performing behavior evaluations, and consulting with foster families on how to train and interact with their companion animals.  Aditi is a certified Canine Good Citizen (CGC) evaluator for the American Kennel Club.

She frequently deploys for the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) as a Professional Responder with the Anti-Cruelty Behavior Team, where she does behavior evaluations, training other professional responders on how to handle animals, and working one-on-one with animals doing training, behavior modification, and play groups.

Aditi works with a wide variety of animals including: dogs, cats, parrots, and horses. All species of animals are capable of learning, it’s up to us to find what motivates each animal to learn and to encourage them to learn with us!

Aditi shares her life with two cats, one dog, one parrot, and a horse who boards a few miles away from her home. When not working with animals and/or their people, she enjoys being outdoors hiking and biking, reading, watching movies, listening to podcasts and music, and good company.
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