Improving Pet/Owner Relationships

Through Personalized Training Programs

/user/rundogblack.gif

 

Home
Up

 

 

Valerie B. Olszyk

 

I have spent my life training animals to adapt to the lifestyles and demands that humans place upon them. Several years ago I discovered dog agility and the partnership it can create between dog and handler. My goal is to share the joy of this partnership with others through coaching, training, teaching, leadership and example.

 

EDUCATION:

Duke University, B.S., Psychology (Animal Behavior), 1989

                                      Honors Thesis: Spacing Behavior of Juvenile Lemur Catta

 

American Institute for Animal Science, Canine Behavior Counselor Program, 2002

                                     Animal Learning Processes & Behavior Analysis

                                     Canine Behavior Modification and Treatment

                                     Companion Animal Business Practices and Ethics

                                     Dog Training and Instructor Skills Development

                                     Applied Behavior Modification and Family Counseling

AFFILIATION

bullet

Association of Companion Animal Behavior Counselors

bullet

Association of Pet Dog Trainers

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE:

bullet Training Director, Pet Behavior Help Agility Program, Summer 2002 - present
bullet

Instructor, Agility Training Group, Orange County Animal Protection Society, Fall 1998 - Spring 2002

bullet

Instructor, Agility 4, Orange County Animal Protection Society, Summer 1999 - Spring 2002

bullet

Co-Instructor, Agility 1, Orange County Animal Protection Society, Winter & Spring 1999

bullet

Co-Instructor, Agility 4, Orange County Animal Protection Society, Winter 1999

bullet

Instructor, Beginning Agility, Triangle Training Center, Winter 1998

bullet

Instructor, Intermediate Agility, Triangle Training Center, Fall & Winter 1998

bullet

Co-Instructor, Agility 3, Orange County Animal Protection Society, Fall 1998

bullet

Co-Instructor, Agility 2, Orange County Animal Protection Society, Summer 1998

bullet

Co-Instructor, Puppy Class, Orange County Animal Protection Society, Summer 1998

bullet

Assistant, Agility 2, Orange County Animal Protection Society, Spring 1998

bullet

Assistant, Pre-Agility, Orange County Animal Protection Society, Spring 1998

bullet

Assistant, Agility 3, Orange County Animal Protection Society, Winter 1998

bullet

Assistant, Agility 1, Orange County Animal Protection Society, Summer & Fall 1998

 

TRAINING EXPERIENCE:

bullet Kate Moureaux Masters/Excellent Seminar, November 29, 2007
bullet Pati Hattfield and Stuart Mah Agility Camp, November 19-21, 2007
bullet

*Clean Run Camp, June 20-24, 2005

bullet Pete and Lynn Stephens Novice Seminar, February 6, 2005
bullet Stacy Peardot-Goudy Masters Seminar, January 29 & 30, 2005
bullet Stacy Peardot-Goudy Novice Seminar, January 27 & 28, 2005
bullet

USDAA Rules and Course Design Clinic, March 25-28, 2004

bullet Bernhard Flinks Schutzhund Seminar, February 29, 2004
bullet Trish King "From Pups to Problems" February 7 & 8,. 2004
bullet Stacy Peardot-Goudy Advanced Seminar, January 25 & 26, 2004
bullet Leslie Nelson "Positive Possibilities" August 2 & 3, 2003
bullet

Pati Hattfield and Stuart Mah Agility Camp, March 1 - March 5, 2003

bullet

Stacy Peardot Advanced Seminar, January 26 & 27, 2003

bullet

Patricia McConnell, Dog-Dog Aggression Workshop, November 3, 2002

bullet

Applied Behavior Modification and Family Counseling Workshop, August 19-24, 2002

bullet

Dog Training and Instructor Skills Development Workshop, August 26-31, 2002

bullet

Rhonda Carter & Jen Pinder Masters Seminar, June 1 & 2, 2002

bullet

Hattfield/Mah Total Immersion Agility Camp, March 3-9, 2002

bullet

Sharon Nelson Advanced Seminar, December 15 & 16, 2001

bullet

Sharon Nelson Intermediate Seminar, December 14, 2001

bullet

Steve Frick / Web Anderson Advanced Seminar, August 18 & 19, 2001

bullet

Patti Hattfield/Mah & Stuart Mah Total Immersion Agility Camp, March 5-10, 2001

bullet

Stacy Peardot Intermediate Seminar, January 4, 2001

bullet

Stacy Peardot Advanced Seminar, January 6, 2001

bullet

Patti Hattfield/Mah & Stuary Mah Total Immersion Agility Camp, March 5-10, 2000

bullet

Sharon Nelson Advanced Seminar, November 11 & 12, 1999

bullet

Greg Darret Advanced Seminar, January 15 & 16, 2000

bullet

Donna Duford "Handling Difficult Dogs in Class", September 25, 1999

bullet

Patti Hattfield & Stuart Mah Advanced Seminar, August 14 & 15, 1999

bullet

Bud Houston Advanced Workshop, April 10 & 11, 1999

bullet

Patti Hattfield & Stuart Mah Total Immersion Agility Camp, April 3-6, 1999

bullet

Patti Hattfield & Stuart Mah Intermediate Seminar, August 18 & 19, 1998

bullet

Patti Hattfield & Stuart Mah Gambler/Snooker Seminar, August 17, 1998

bullet

Patti Hattfield & Stuart Mah Advanced Seminar (auditor), August 16, 1998

bullet

Julie Daniels Instructor Workshop (auditor), February 21 & 22, 1998

bullet

Introductory Agility through Competition Class, Autumn Winds Agility Center, 1998-1999

bullet

Agility 1-4 and the Agility Training Group, Orange County Animal Protection Society, 1997-1999

* = Upcoming

 

RELATED TRAINING:

bullet

Canine First Aid with Dr. Randy Bradshaw, 2000

bullet

Accupressure for Relief of Muscle Tension in Dogs Seminar, 1999

bullet

Reiki I and Reiki II training, 1997 & 1998

bullet

Animal Communication Beginner and Advanced Workshops, 1996 & 1997

bullet

John Lyons seminar (auditor), 1994 & 1995

bullet

Buck Brannaman seminar (auditor), 1995 & 1996

bullet

Linda Tellington Jones 5-day T-Touch Training Seminar, 1992

 

RELATED EXPERIENCE:

bullet

Agility Steering Committee Chair, Orange County Animal Protection Society, 2002

bullet

Steering Committee Member, Just For Fun Agility, 1999

bullet

Advisory Committee Member, Orange County Animal Protection Society, 1998

bullet

Agility Committee Member, Orange County Animal Protection Society, 1997-1998

bullet

Autumn Winds Agility Club Member, 1998-1999

bullet

Agility Curriculum Committee Member, Orange County Animal Protection Society, 1998

bullet

Co-founder, Triangle Ferret Club 1993-1995

bullet

Horse Trainer 1992 - 1998

bullet

Operant Conditioning/Behavior Researcher (trained: monkeys, cats, rats, guinea pigs), 1989-1990 & 1993-1998

bullet

Veterinary Technician, 1992-1993

 

ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

Lacey (8 y.o. German Shepherd Dog)

bullet Qualified for NADAC Nationals, Elite level, 2002,2003

bullet

Qualified for USDAA Nationals, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, Performance: 2005

bullet

Qualified for USDAA Steeplechase Finals, 2001, 2002

bullet

Placed 5th in the USDAA Regional Spring Festival of Dog Agility Grand Prix , 1999

bullet ADCH, NATCH (First in NC!), PD1, PD2

 

ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

Kira (6 y.o. rescue Dutch Shepherd)

bullet 3rd Overall Pre-Elite Level NADAC Championships, 2002
bullet Qualified for NADAC Nationals, Pre-Elite level, 2002

bullet

Qualified for USDAA Nationals, 2001, 2002, 2005

bullet

Qualified for USDAA Steeplechase Finals, 2001, 2002, 2003

bullet ADCH, SCH, MS, MJ, MG, RM, EGC, EJC, EAC,

 

 

Send mail to webmaster@petbehaviorhelp.com with questions or comments about this web site.
Last modified: 02/12/11