About The Trainer:

Ruff Translation is owned by Juniper Zen. I am a Certified Professional Dog Trainer-Knowledge Assessed (CPDT-KA) and a graduate of the Canine Behavior Academy in Marin in 2008. I am a member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT) and Pet Professional Guild. I have studied learning theory, canine evolution and ethology, cognitive science, and body language extensively through books, videos, and apprenticing, and continue my education by regularly attending seminars. I also have years of hands-on experience with thousands of dogs through my work with the Berkeley-East Bay Humane Society, Sirius Dog Training, Metro Dog, and Dublin Creek Kennels.

My pet family consists of Jasper Fforde, the clicker-trained cat, and Chimera Monstra, a Papillon competing in agility and rally-free.

Unrelated to dogs, I have a BA in Linguistics from UC Berkeley (2008). I am also passionate about being eco-friendly and all Ruff Translation handouts, contracts, and other paperwork are printed on 100% recycled paper. My business cards are printed on 30% recycled paper with soy-based inks.