Get to know Christina...

Christina de Juan, Ph.D., PCT-A, LSHC-S, CTDI, owner and lead trainer at Luna Service Dogs Inc., has always had her roots in science, grounded by logic and reason. With over 10 years experience training dogs, she is still the eternal student: attending webinars and workshops to keep up with the latest training techniques, reading studies about canine scent detection, behavior, and cognition, and most importantly learning from every dog and client she works with. It really is true, every dog has something to teach us if we are open to learning. 

Wonder what all those letters mean? Read more about Christina here.

Pet Professional Accreditation Board PCT-A
Low Stress Handling Certified Silver
Certified Trick Dog Instructor
Pet Dog Ambassador Licensed Assessor
AKC Canine Good Citizen Evaluator
Progressive Reinforcement Trainer
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Pet Professional Guild Shock-Free Pledge

EXPERIENCE

  • Gluten Detection

  • Allergen Detection

  • Medical Alert & Response

  • Puppy Socialization

  • Basic Manners & Obedience

  • Conditioning/Fitness

  • Scent Work

  • Conformation

  • Rally

  • Tricks

  • Barn Hunt

  • Agility

TEACHING

CONTINUING EDUCATION

 

See Membership & CEU Certificates here

  • Barbara Handelman Service Dog Trainer Certificate Course (in progress)

  • UK College of Scent Detection (UKCSD) Scent Instructor Course

  • Ethology Institute Cambridge (CPDT Courses)

  • Completed internship with Willow Service Dogs LLC (gluten/allergen detection, scent-based medical alert) 

  • Fenzi Dog Training Academy and Pet Professionals Program (partial list)

    • Relationship Building Through Play

    • Dog as a Second Language

    • Empowerment

    • Canine Sports Medicine for the Performance Dog Handler

    • Scent Theory and Dynamics

    • Intro to Handler Discrimination

    • Happy Holds

  • Service Dog Training Institute

    • Service Puppy 8-16 Weeks Old

    • Public Access Parts 1 - 3

  • Webinars (various organizations, see certificates)

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • Professional Canine Trainer - Accredited (PCT-A) with Pet Professional Accreditation Board (PPAB)

  • Certified Trick Dog Instructor (CTDI) with Do More With Your Dog

  • The Pet Professional Guild Professional Member (PPG)

  • Certified Professional Dog Trainer - Knowledge Assessed (CPDT-KA) with the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers (CCPDT)

  • Member, International Association of Assistance Dog Partners (IAADP)

  • Member, National Association of Canine Scent Work (NACSW)

  • O.D.O.R. Service Dogs Inc. Co-Founder and Co-Author PAT, Gluten/Allergen, Medical Scent Standards 2017-2019 (ODOR)

Luna Service Dogs, Inc., Service Dog Trainer, Scent Detection Trainer, Nosework Trainer
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