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About Fur Life K-9 Academy

Main Line: 561-598-4179

Jupiter Farms, FLorida

our mission

Our dedicated and highly trained staff are enriching lives by bringing family members closer together through positive training, one dog at a time. At Fur Life K-9 Academy our mission is to teach leadership and handling techniques that are sensitive to both human and canine needs. Our most popular and highly recommended program is the 'board and train' a.k.a 'Bootcamp'.

Our training style focuses heavily on motivation and having fun, no matter how serious the behavior. Our goal is to make this experience rewarding for both you and your dog. We strive to build communication skills for mutual understanding between you and your fur family member(s), provide quick installation methods of basic skills, and focus on prevention and/or modification of undesirable behaviors.

team Fur Life

Vanessa

Owner and General Manager

Vanessa Berrios is a third generation Obedience and Service Dog Trainer.

Vanessa resides in Jupiter, Florida where she was born and raised. While her experience with dogs started at a young age, she has been professionally training dogs since she graduated and received her certification from Elite K-9 Academy’s School for Dog Trainers in 2009. Elite K-9 Academy is owned and operated by Vanessas Grandparents, who are also her mentors. She worked as the Head Trainer along side her Father for Elite K-9 Academy for 5 years. She is a professional member of both the Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT) and the International Association of Canine Professionals (IACP). She has been registered as a Service Dog Trainer through the Service Animal Registry of America (SARA) since 2014. Vanessa has been certified as an American Kennel Club Canine Good Citizen (AKC CGC) Evaluator since 2016.

She keeps her level of expertise up to date by studying the latest developments and science based dog training techniques and behavior modification skills by continuing her education continually year round. In addition to her schooling with Elite K-9 Academy, Vanessa has completed a wide variety of certificate courses and webinar training through educational programs hosted by some of the top dog trainers worldwide including Martin Deely, Ian Dunbar and Tyler Muto to name a few. She attends seminars regularly and each year she attends the Association of Professional Dog Trainers Conference as well as International Association of Canine Professionals Conference where her itinerary is full of workshops for further education.Vanessa specializes in training Scent Detection and Alert dogs for children with diabetes and epilepsy. She also trains Service Dogs to assist Autistic Children as well as Individuals suffering from PTSD.

At Fur Life K-9 Academy our dedicated and highly trained staff are enriching lives by bringing family members closer together through positive training, one dog at a time.

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