Christina and Luna. Gluten Detection Service Dog, Celiac Service Dog, Migraine Alert Service Dog. Gluten Detection Trainer, Scent Detection Trainer, Service Dog Trainer. Christina and Luna are pictured in a mountain national forrest in winter. The ground is covered in white snow, there are pine trees to their left and behind them. Christina is kneeling, with Luna sitting next to her left side. Both are looking at the camera.

Get to know Christina...

Christina de Juan, Ph.D., PCT-A, CPDT-KALSHC-S, CTDI, Owner and Lead Trainer at Luna Service Dogs Inc., is ardent in her pursuit of knowledge and understanding of a variety of subjects, with 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. Every dog has something to teach us if we are open to learning. Christina enjoys applying what she learns from her professional continuing education to practical, hands-on training with her own dogs as well as clients' dogs, customizing lesson plans and emphasizing as errorless-learning as possible for both the human and dog.

Wonder what all those letters mean? Read Christina's bio 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

About us

Gluten Detection, Allergen Detection, & Medical Alert/Response Service Dog Training

Maera, Zephyr, Luna, Gluten Detection Service Dogs, Celiac Service Dogs. Gluten Detection Trainer. Scent Detection Trainer, Service Dog Trainer. Maera, a black and white Alaskan Klee Kai on the left, Zephyr, a red and white Alaskan Klee Kai in the middle, and Luna a gray and white Alaskan Klee Kai on the right, are pictured lying down on grass, the camera is slightly above the dogs. All three dogs are looking at the camera.

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 (BHSDT(in progress)

  • CARAT 1.1 Virtual Seminar - Suzanne Clothier

  • 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 Public Access Test, Gluten/Allergen Detection Standards, and Medical Scent Standards 2017-2019; Current Professional Member (ODOR)

  • Animal Training Academy Member (ATA)

Get to know Emma...

Emma Schuett, CPDT-KA, Associate Trainer, has always had a passion to help people and animals. With a background working in human and veterinary medicine, and having been diagnosed with a disability, Emma appreciates first-hand the challenges of living with a health condition and values being able to help others experience peace of mind navigating life with the aid of a trained service dog. Her journey as a service dog trainer has been a natural progression as it encompasses her deep-rooted desire to help people experience better health and happiness.

 

Emma believes that good communication is the key to good dog training, as well as compassion for both the clients and dogs. Emma first found her love for positive-reinforcement training when she first met Christina and hasn’t looked back since learning from her. She enjoys collaborating with other trainers, attending conferences, reading books, studies, blogs, listening to podcasts and continuously expanding her knowledge with science-based training techniques.

 

She is fortunate share her life with her service dog in training, Kwinn, a Lagotto Romagnolo, currently training in gluten detection, and her family’s dog, Blossom.

EDUCATION

  • CARAT (Clothier Animal Response Assessment Tool) 1.1 Seminar - Suzanne Clothier 2020

  • How to Train a Reliable Indication Webinar - Scandinavian Working Dog Institute 2020

  • Stress and Arousal Webinar - Scandinavian Working Dog Institute 2020

  • Sound Advice: Conquering Noise Sensitivity Course - Amy Cook 2020

  • Transforming Triggers into Cues Workshop - Kathy Sdao 2020

  • The Lemonade Conference - Fenzi Dog Sports Academy 2020

  • Enriched Puppy Protocol Webinar - Suzanne Clothier 2020

  • Canine Sense and Scent Ability: Recent Research Investigating Canine Olfactory Perception Webinar - Dr. Nathan Hall 2019

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

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

  • Pet Professional Guild Professional Member (PPG)

  • O.D.O.R. Service Dogs Inc. Committee Volunteer and Professional Member (ODOR)​

  • Animal Training Academy Member (ATA)

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