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Instructor Credentials

  Robert D. Rogers Relevant experience, training, education 2/1973 – 8/1982: Served with the US Marine Corps 1982-1998: Sales, Certified mechanic, Owner/Operator electronic Repair Business 1999-2001: Apprenticed under Tammie Rogers/ DarnFar Ranch as dog trainer 2002 - present: DarnFar Ranch, Brownstown, IL - Full-time, professional dog trainer & instructor 2003-2004: Co-trained, then placed first Service Dog into service with disabled individual 2011: Co-founded Committed Canine, Inc. In the past 10 years, Robert has trained hundreds of dogs and provided instruction to their owners. He specializes in rehabilitation of anti-social / aggressive dogs. Tammie L. Rogers Relevant experience, training, education 1982: Graduated Coe College, Cedar Rapids, IA. BA Biology / Environmental Studies 1982-1986: Loyola University of Chicago: Auditory Science Research Assistant 1986-1987: Loyola University Medical Center: Clinical Oncology Research Assistant 1987-2002: Abbott Laboratories, Abbott Park, IL: Biologist - Research & Development, Technical Product Development, Quality Assurance; project management, technical specialist, supervisor, group leader 1986-2001: Part-time professional dog trainer. Owner: DarnFar Ranch 2002 – present: DarnFar Ranch, Brownstown, IL: Owner/Operator, full-time, professional dog trainer and Instructor 2011: Co-founded Committed Canine, Inc. Professional member: International Association of Canine Professional (IACP) Evaluator: American Kennel Club (AKC) Canine-Good-Citizen (CGC) Certified Instructor: PetTech™: Pet First Aid / CPR Tester / Observer: Therapy Dogs, Inc. , Evaluator & Therapy Dog handler Test and Trial Judge: American Herding Breeds Association (AHBA) Livestock herding events Author: 4-H Guide: Dog Training & Dog Tricks (Voyageur Press, 2009) Author: T.E.A.C.H. Your Own Service Dog (canine-inspirations-publications, 2011) Author: Dog Algebra: When Positive Reinforcement Fails To Solve The Problem (createspace, 2012) Author Website:  www.tammierogers.com   
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