Certified Behavior Consultant
Education: UW-Madison B.S. in Psychology and Zoology, Apprenticed with Patricia McConnell, Ph.D., Graduate of Susan Friedman Ph.D.’s “Living and Learning with Animal” Program
Certifications: CBCC-KA CPDT-KA
Chelse has always been passionate about animals and started her professional career in sheltering, working for the Dane County Humane Society where she was responsible for implementing and directing their animal behavior department. While there, she helped staff and volunteers learn how to evaluated dogs to best determine what types of homes they should be adopted to and when needed develop individual training and behavior programs to make dogs more adoptable.
Chelse began working for Dog’s Best Friend Training in 1998. She has over 20 years of experience training group classes and working privately with clients to address behavior problems in dogs. Chelse specializes in behavior modification cases involving aggression, anxiety, and phobias as well as helping people find ways to enrich their dog’s lives through training and play. She also has a soft spot for Greyhounds and leads a Greyhounds only training class.
Chelse’s personally owned and loved many different dogs over the years including Greyhounds, Aussies, Border Collies and a Golden Retriever.