Trainer Cindi Tringali has been providing group classes and private lessons for over 30 years for dogs & puppies of all ages and breeds. Cindi’s wide range of experience with Dog Training and Behavior Modification, includes water rescue, scent training, obedience and manners for all ages, and service dog training for the physically disabled (both mobility and hearing-impaired) and those suffering from PTSD. Before moving to Oregon, she was CCI’s (Canine Companions for Independence) San Francisco East Bay Regional Puppy Raiser Trainer, where she worked with the 30-60-member group on manners and basic obedience as well as Service Dog tasks and public access skills. Cindi is an advocate of gentle, effective training focusing on positive reinforcement and was an ardent follower and student of world-renowned trainer, behaviorist and University of California-Davis faculty member, Dr. Sophia Yin. Cindi has also volunteered her time helping several organizations including the White Kitty Foundation, where she provided consulting and training to help homeless dogs integrate into their forever homes, and Dogs4Diabetics, where she trained medical alert dogs to detect low blood sugar in diabetics.
Ashley Tringali has been training dogs across the United States for over a decade. Ashley is a graduate of the University of California, Davis and holds a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science with a specialization in Animal Behavior. She specializes in service dog training and rehabilitation for rescue/shelter dogs. She works as an affiliate researcher at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine where she researches human-animal interactions, canine welfare, and the service dog-handler dyad. Ashley’s training style is informed by the latest research and typically includes concept learning, autonomy through optimism, and the gamification of training to positively engage both the dog and handler thus building stronger communication and bond between the two.