Ramona is the owner and Training Director of California Academy of Dog Behavior, LLC. www.cadogbehavior.com
Ramona first became interested in training dogs in 1988 when she became a “puppy raiser” for Guide Dogs of America. She became interested in behavior and all the nuances of dog training when she realized there was more to dog training than just giving commands.
In 1993, she went to work for Guide Dogs of America and in 2002 went to Accord, New York to pursue more dog training skills. To learn more about dog behavior, by training chickens, she went to Hot Springs, Arkansas in 2004 and 2005 and to Sequim, Washington, in 2007.
Because she has fun with her dogs and loves to watch dogs have fun while learning, K9 Nose WorkR was a natural fit. In 2008, Ramona became involved with Fun Nose Work and, in 2009, became one of the first seven Certified Nose WorkR Instructors. She also serves as Trial Judge, Certifying Official and Faculty with the NACSW. She teaches K9 NoseworkR classes and workshops.
Because of her passion for helping people, and their dogs, Ramona continually attends seminars and workshops on training and dog behavior.
Ramona is an AKC Canine Good Citizen Evaluator, a member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers, a member of the Southern California Dog Trainers Forum and a member of the National Association of Canine Scent Work. She competes with her own dogs in Agility, Obedience, Rally and Nosework Trials.
Ramona’s dog “Anton”, is the second dog to obtain the ‘NW3-Elite’ Nosework title. He has also earned the NW3 Element Titles; NW3-I, NW3-E, NW3-V and NW3-C.