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Merissa Kreidler, CPDT-KA, KPA CTP

Merissa Kreidler, CPDT-KA, KPA CTP is the owner and head trainer of Fuzzy Logic Dog Training in Central Virginia.  She specializes in applying positive reinforcement methods to develop training solutions that actually work for novice owners facing tough training challenges.  She supports a Least Invasive, Minimally Aversive (LIMA) approach to behavior modification.  

Merissa believes in continuing to learn new training strategies through seminars, including attending Clicker Expo, and networking with other like-minded trainers.

Merissa shares her home with several American Staffordshire Terriers and one Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever. She competes in Conformation, Rally, Obedience, and Barn Hunt.  In addition to dogs, Merissa is also actively involved in the horse world.  She competes in dressage with her Arabian, Task.

You can read her contributions to the Team Unruly Dog Blog, where her posts range from practical behavior topics to how to pair wine with hot dogs for a good night of dog training.

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Certified Professional Dog Trainer - Knowledge Assessed, 2012
Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner, 2014
 

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“When you stop relying on aversive controls such as threats, intimidation, and punishment, and when you know how to use reinforcement to get not just the same but better results, your perception of the world undergoes a shift. You don’t have to become a wimp. You don’t have to give up being in charge. You lose nothing of yourself. You just see things you didn’t see before.”

— Karen Pryor, Reaching the Animal Mind