Masumi Yoshinaga CPDT-KA

Masumi had been a client of DOGSmart Training for ten years before she starting assisting Alice in training classes.  After assisting for three years she is now currently training Beginner Life Skill classes.  Masumi is continually updating her education.  She has taken and passed the Karen Pryor Clicker Foundations Course.  She has enrolled in Roger Abrantes School of Dog Behaviour.  She has one dog, Bailey, a beagle that is 10 years old and Marimo, a 17 year old female cat.  

Educational Background

Masumi is enrolled in and has passed the following theory courses from the Dr. Roger Abrantes Ethology Institute Cambridge Animal Behaviour and Learning: 

  • Evolution Course             
  • Canine Behaviour Course
  • Animal Welfare Course     
  • Canine Home Alone Problem Course
  • EFR for Animal Course      
  • Canine Problem Behaviour Course
  • Anatomy and Physiology Course     
  • Pedagogy Course
  • Animal Learning Course

Masumi has recently recieved her CPDT-KA designation.  Masumi will be enrolling in the Roger Abrantes CACE (Certified in Applied Canine Ethology) program.

Other Education:

  • Barb Levenson: Teaching A Great Dumbbell Retrieve -From Spoons to a Retrieve, 2015
  • Kathy Sdao: Seductiveness of Shock, 2014
  • Karen Pryor Academy: Dog Trainer Foundation Course, 2013
  • Kathy Sdao: Get SMART About Training, 2012
  • DOGSmart Training Apprenticeship Program 2012-2014
  • PIJAC CANADA: Certified Companion Animal Specialist -Canine, 2011
  • DOGSmart Training: RallyObedience, 2008
  • Patricia McConnell: Dog-Dog Aggression-Treating Aggression Between Unfamiliar Dogs, 2007
  • DOGSmart Training:Basic & Intermediate Course 2006,2007
  • DOGSmart Training:Reactive Dog 2005


  • WALKS”N”WAGS: Pet First AID 2008
  • Member of The Pet Professional Guide: The Association for Force-Free Pet Industry Professional (Membership Number 11490919)