About Our Trainer

Richard Fischhof

Certified Professional Dog Trainer

I am a twice-certified professional dog trainer and honors graduate of the San Francisco SPCA Academy for Dog Trainers, where I earned my Certification in Training & Counseling. The Academy was led by Jean Donaldson, renowned author, teacher and trainer.

I am also a Certified Professional Dog Trainer – Knowledge Assessed by the Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT) and an AKC® Canine Good Citizen Evaluator®. I participated in Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine’s Principles & Techniques of Behavior Modification Course, and earned my master’s degree in education at Georgie State University.

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Over the past 15 years, I have trained hundreds of dogs and most breeds to give dog parents the skills and knowledge to enjoy a long and satisfying relationship with their canine companions.

Originally from Philadelphia, I live in Atlanta with my wife Barbara, and our dog Blu, a Standard Poodle who competes in K9 Nosework around the Southeast and also enjoys dock diving.

My Continuing Education

K9 Nosework Training, Camp Coleman

April 21 – 24, 2022

Cleveland, GA

Biology of Dog Aggression w/Tim Lewis, PhD

June 2022

Control Unleashed Conference

Nov. 5 – 7, 2021

Master Class
Aggression in Dogs w/Aggression Expert Michael Shikashi

July 5, 2021


Managing Dog-to-Dog Interactions & Avoiding Dog-Play Dangers w/ Sue Sternberg

August 2020

K9 Nosework Training Camp

May 2020

University of Pennsylvania Working Dog Conference

April 2020

Multi-Species Workshop w/Ken McCort Training Wolves and Foxes

Sept. 6-9, 2019
Wolf Park, Battleground, IN

Pet Professional Guild Annual Summit Canine Aggression & Bite Prevention

April 26-28, 2019
Portland, OR

K9 NoseWork Training, Camp Coleman

April 12-16, 2018
Cleveland, GA

ADPT Annual Conference

Oct. 17-20, 2018
Memphis, TN

Dogs in Odor; Painting the Scent Picture w/Amy Herot

Nov. 17-18, 2018
Rome, GA