Oberhund Dog Services & Products (est. 2005), owned and operated by Jennifer Berg, CPDT-KA, CDBC, provides force-free dog training and behaviour services that focus on promoting dogs’ emotional, mental, and physical wellbeing. Jennifer’s approach is wholistic, based in current science, and begins with addressing the underlying causes of behaviours including the dog’s emotional state.
Jennifer has over 17 years of experience teaching private and group classes and she strongly believes in the importance of continuing education, especially because the dog training industry is unregulated. In 2014 she earned Certified Professional Dog Trainer – Knowledge Assessed (CPDT-KA) credentials from the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers, the leading independent certifying organization for professionals in the dog training industry. In January 2022 she earned Certified Dog Behavior Consultant credentials (CDBC) with the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants. Both of these internationally recognized top-tier organizations require robust continuous education to maintain certifications.
Dog park safety is an important issue for Jennifer; she has presented at the APDT/CAPDT 2021 Virtual Conference (How Can We Make Dog Parks Safer?) and has published articles in various dog-related publications. Here are two regarding dog park safety.
5 Tips for Avoiding Fights at the Dog Park (Whole Dog Journal)
A Safer Visit to the Dog Park (APDT Chronicle of the Dog; p.44-48)
Jennifer also volunteers to help make our community a better place for dogs and their people. She is the editor of the quarterly newsletter for the Canadian Association of Professional Dog Trainers, a national organization dedicated to improving dog training through education. In 2015 she completed a 60-hour Missing Animal Response course where she received instruction in K9 pet detective search dog training, and she volunteers to help local lost & found dogs.