Professional Credentials

Jennifer Robak is dedicated to her clients’ success. That’s why she seeks the best in professional education for dog trainers—and why she is a Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner. Having achieved this highly-respected and rigorous designation, Jennifer continues to seek professional development through regular attendance of training seminars and avid reading in the training field.

Jennifer is a professional member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers and of the Pet Professionals Guild, and a current subscription member of the Society of Veterinary Behavior Technicians.

Training Goals
There’s no point in training that isn’t realistic for busy dog owners. So Jennifer strives for creative problem solving that addresses clients’ needs within the reality of their busy lives. And whether clients choose her classes, have Jennifer come to their homes for private training, or even have Jennifer do their training for them before transferring the results, she makes sure the training process is always great fun for dogs and humans alike.

Modern Dog Training Methods

Part of making training fun is foregoing methods that cause animals stress or pain. It isn’t necessary to get results and it’s stressful for us humans, too. Because dog training is an unregulated industry you still see plenty of force- and punishment-based training available, such as the use of choke, prong, and shock collars. While effective if used properly, these tools rely on pain for results. We prefer pain- and force-free methods like clicker training, desensitization/ counter-conditioning, and behavior adjustment training that are fun for dog and human alike—and wonderfully effective.

So do the leading dog training organizations world-wide: The Association of Professional Dog Trainers, the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers, the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants, the Pet Professional Guild, the American Association for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behaviorists, and the Society of Veterinary Behavior Technicians have all issued statements over the last decade encouraging the use of positive, modern training techniques and counseling dog owners away from traditional aversive methods.

Jennifer’s Own Bright Dogs


This bright little Chihuahua was born knowing how to charm the food right off your plate. Luckily she has no objection to working for it, too, and will gladly show off every trick in her repertoire for a shot at the scraps. In short, the perfect blend of sweet and sassy.

Maggie’s favorite activities: Fetch, training time, and anything that involves food


A rescued mix of Boston Terrier, Italian Greyhound, and anybody’s-best-guess, Reagan came into Jennifer’s life as a little wild-man adolescent—handsome as the devil but without a lick of self-control. He taught Jennifer what it’s like to love, live with, and want to help a reactive dog.

Reagan’s favorite activities: Permission to chase anything that moves, training time, puzzle toys

Meet Bright Dogs Trainer Jennifer Robak

Jennifer wants her clients and students to experience the best possible results from training. That means a dedication to the best possible training education. And that’s why she’s a Karen Pryor Academy graduate and Certified Training Partner.

With Jennifer’s expert guidance, we have seen our Samantha evolve into a well-behaved and happy member of our household. She is much calmer and quieter and very alert to her commands. Training session are a lot of fun, too! It is gratifying to see our dog enjoy herself while she’s learning good manners. –Joanne Sadar
A note from Jennifer: Great work, Joanne! It was so fun training with and for you and watching Samantha find her inner bright dog!
I was really surprised how much fun I had with training, and Tucker's manners are are SO much better. –Rosalee Smith
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