Meet the Team

Why? Because people want to know who they're doing business with. It's a human thing.

We met each other because we love dogs.  We stick with each other because we love dogs, teaching and people!

Gwen with Lemon, 8 year old deaf bearded collie and pride and joy.

Gwen Podulka

Founder & CDPT-ka

Gwen is a certified professional dog trainer with over 20 years experience and proud owner of dogTRAINED.

Her journey began with the adoption of a deaf dalmatian, launched her into the world of agility and teaching at the Humane Society in Columbus Ohio while managing bookstores across the Greater Lakes area.

Her love of the dogs and people took her cross country to train service dogs with Canine Companions for Independence for people with disabilities.

Gwen has continued her education through out the years finding a passion teaching classes, a love of DC’s incredi-bullies, and an  ability to read and help people work with their reactive dogs through a multitude of issues using positive training methods.

2016 continuing education plans have included Malena DeMartini’s Separation Anxiety, Ken Ramirez’s Advanced Training Topics including reducing aggression, Grisha Stewart’s BAT protocols. Gwen is currently enrolled in advanced nosework and tricks classes with Lemon her deaf Bearded Collie.

Training should be a treat! And it should also be grounded in positive reinforcement, play and solid dog psychology.

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Jordana Todd

Lead Trainer

I have worked in animal care for over 7 years, working with both domestic and wild animals. My love for animal behavior and training started while working with Humane Rescue Alliance in DC. While working with the rescue I discovered how reward based training can not only make a big impact on an animal's life but also the humans who love them. As an apprentice with TRAINED I hope to sharpen my training skills and continue to learn about dog behavior. I hope to help anxious and fearful dogs, just like my own Spaniel Ham.
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Jamie Eaton

CPDT-ka

Separation Anxiety Specialist

Founder and Owner of Lewis and Clark Canine Coaching 

 

A Kansas native, Jamie Eaton founded Lewis and Clark Canine Coaching after moving back to Midwest in 2014. Prior to that time, she lived and worked in the Washington DC area for 16 years.

Before Jamie was drawn to field of dog training, she spent a decade in the national security field. Looking for a change, she chose a career in dog training after her rescue dog Bryn became highly reactive. As many of you know, it's not easy having a reactive dog in an urban environment, and she became inspired to do everything she could to make Bryn's life as stress-free as possible. As a result, she began studying with the Animal Behavior College in 2009 and then completed an apprenticeship with a local trainer. Jamie lost her Bryn in August 2010 to a rare immunological disorder, but she continues to inspire her on a daily basis.

Jamie has been certified by the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers as a certified professional dog trainer (CPDT-KA). She has also studied with renown positive trainer Pat Miller at her Peaceable Paws Academy and is a graduate of her Level 1 Canine Behavior and Training Intern Academy. She has an interest in TTouch and is working toward her certification.

In her previous position as a trainer in the Washington DC area, she was featured in a Washington Post article behavior training as well as a live web chat.

Pictured here, Jamie enjoys spending time with her rescue dog Uka, a Landseer Newfoundland, who is a certified therapy dog.

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