BETH HURLEY

MS, CPDT-KA, SHRM-SCP, SPHR
Member APDT, Pet Professional Guild and SHRM
847-906-3161

In 2009, Beth graduated from Animal Behavior College.  She has previously worked as a dog walker, and has taught both group and private lessons.  Beth is a member of APDT and attends seminars and workshops in order to keep her skills and knowledge up to date. Beth is also a STAR/CGC Evaluator. In 2014, Beth received her CPDT-KA from the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers. This certification is designated to those who train a minimum number of hours, sit for an exam, and agree to humane practices and a Code of Ethics.

Beth has also studied Dog Massage and received her certification from Treetops in June of 2013.  In April of 2013, she attended a course on K9 Nosework and uses this skill with clients’ dogs and shelter dogs in order to help them with mental stimulation and develop confidence.

Beth has been a Human Resources Professional for over 25 years and has an advanced degree in the study of how adults learn and how to develop training programs.  But, Beth always had a desire to work with dogs. She decided to combine her passion for dogs with her experience teaching people new skills.

In addition to her dog training services, Beth uses her extensive experience in HR to provide HR consulting services for pet related businesses.

Beth has done extensive volunteer work with dogs.  She was Foster Coordinator for GRIN in Cleveland and was previously a volunteer for Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League and Coastal Boxer Rescue. She has volunteered with Paws Chicago and currently volunteers with CARE Skokie and Rainbow Assisted Animal Therapy.

In 2023, Beth received her certification in Pet First Aid and CPR and completed the Fear Free Shelter course.