Profile Teresa Lewin
Board Director for the SDDA
Certified Sport Detection k9 Judge
Expert Canadian Dog Bite Prevention Educator
Canine Behavior Specialist and consultant
Rabbit behavior Specialist and consultant
Co-author; Getting Started, clicker Training Your Rabbit
Co-creator of Doggone Crazy! board game for dog bite prevention
Co-founder of Doggone Safe Canada’s first non profit dedicated to dog bite prevention
Vice president of Doggone Safe Inc.
People are interested in what Teresa has to say:
- Mini Series K9 Profiling for the Canadian T.V. Network: Pet Net Work ask about this channel from your cable provider
- TVO kids appearance
- City TV Breakfast Television appearance
- CTS TV appearance
- CBC Radio interviews
- CHML AM 900 Radio interview
- Global TV News
- CHCH TV News
- Invited speaker – Barrie Kennel Club
- Invited speaker – Professional Animal Behavior Associates 2004 conference & IPDTA conference 2005;2006;2007;2008
- Pet Net Work 2006, Pet Net Work 2010
- numerous other radio Internet shows
- MBC radio 1st Nations Canada invited guest-2010;2011;2012
- Chersters Pet Shop-pod cast radio New Jersey U.S.A. 2010 4 interviews- to listen to interviews go to www.doggonesafe.com
- Lecturer for the House Rabbit Society head office Richmond California 2 day workshop/lecture implementation of clicker training protocol to help shelter rabbits become adoptable
- California Santa Barbara Dog Shelter–D.A.W.G- Set up Animal Behavior assessment procedure /train the trainers
- Competed in CKC and Schutzhund Trials
Education and Experience
v 30 years training and behavior
v Successful behavior practice canine/rabbit
v Service dog training; tracking; obedience; aggressive dog rehabilitation
v Worked with and trained with behaviorists/Trainers from all over the world
v U of Guelph animal behavior course
v Guest Lecturer – U of Guelph animal behavior
v Speaker – Professional Animal Behavior Associates conference
v Feature attraction – 2003 Royal Winter Fair Celebration of the Dog – Dog bite prevention show
v Contracted by therapist to assist with dog bite victim cases
v Co-author of many articles-dog and bunny rabbit small pet behavior
v Co-author of the book, ‘getting started, clicker training your Rabbit
v Highly sought after lecturer in Canada and the United States
v Certifies qualified candidates to deliver Doggone Safe worker program across North America
v Co-founder clickerbunny-clicker training rabbits
v Consultant for the 'Reno' 500-Michigan Rabbit Sanctuary-500 feral rabbits
v Consultant on projects for major organizations including Latham Foundation-Bell Canada-dog bite prevention
v Consultant Royal Canin puppy training DVD-found inside dog food bags at your vets office
Demonstrates the 'Be a Tree' program for the Pet Net Work during the All About Pets Show 2008
Invited speaker New York state; Dog bite prevention: Parent program
Invited speaker for the Corporation of the Town of Milton re: Dog bite prevention in the work place 2010
Occupational Dog bite prevention lectures for:
Bermuda postal workers, Clifton, New York State invited by town council, Ottawa Rogers cable, Sarnia Ontario meter readers, SS Marie Ontario cable workers, Bell Canada, Environment Canada- By-law Enforcement (peace officers) dog bite prevention
2012: Two Day workshop (Doggone Smart at Work dog bite prevention) for the Township of Bloomfield Health Dept; New Jersey-Bloomfield Animal Shelter and Neighbor to Neighbor Network Township of New Jersey
2009: Level one of Tag Teach certification. View video here: www.doggonesafe.com
2009 certified presenter for Dogs and Storks program: www.dogsandstorks.com
2010 to present:
- Teaches puppy class for Bauhound Haus Inc.
- handler detection dogs and assists with various other k9 related functions for Olympusk9 Ontario Canada
- Works with Dog bite victims with therapist to aid in their recovery
- Manages the dog bite victim group for Doggone Safe
- VP Doggone Safe Inc., VP-Co-creator Doggone Crazy Inc.,
- Private consulting practice, Teresa Lewin & Associates-International Dog bite prevention educator and animal behavior consultant
Director for the Sport Detection Dog Association of Canada
Sits on the board of consultants for the Penny Harris Foundation-One of the training directors for police dog training and behavior-main objective-child friendly police dogs, each recipient (K9 team) of trained police dog to engage the 'Be a Tree' program in their community
Assist the Behaviour and training advisory board for: SOS-ANIMAL HELP founded by Hendric Schroeder non-profit
Olympusk9 a division of Olympus Security and Investigations Inc. Olympusk9.com teaching classes, conditioning young dogs for scent detection under Master Trainer and Director of training Pando Stepanis
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San Diego U.S.A. 2010:
Established a new partnership representing Doggone Safe with the Emergency Nurses Association of San Diego U.S.A. to implement and roll out a dog bite prevention program in 22 emergency rooms for May 2011.
Canada: 2010: Pet Net Work T.V.
Puppy training 6 part mini-series for Pet Net Work, National Television airing 2010-2011
Whatever behavior problem your dog has, Teresa can help you get past it and get your dog back to being a solid citizen - Dr. Ed Bailey, B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, Animal Behavior, University of Guelph
Many animals seen by Veterinarians today are presented for behavioral problems. Many clients feel that euthanasia is the only solution. As a private practitioner, It is helpful to have someone like Teresa Lewin to send clients to. I know that when I send them, they will get a caring and considered view of their problem. – Stephen F. Ball, DVM, Brookville ON
I have no hesitation in recommending the services of Ms Lewin to my clients, for all aspects of dog and puppy training, obedience and behavioral problems. Ms Lewin is both knowledgeable and very experienced in her field, and always demonstrates great commitment to her clients and their pets. Her professional enthusiasm and dedication is an example to all – Debbie Hawkins, DVM, Milton ON
Teresa Lewin Detailed Author Bio
Over 30 Years experience dog training and behavior consulting
Owner –Teresa Lewin & Associates – Animal Training and Behavior Consultant
Vice President and Co-Founder - Doggone Safe (federally incorporated in US and Canada non-profit organization dedicated to dog bite prevention education and victim support) (www.doggonesafe.com)
Co-creator Doggone Crazy! Board game and other bite prevention products( www.doggonecrazy.ca )
University of Guelph, George Brown College-2010-2012 and Seneca College– 2006- animal behavior
International Positive Dog Training Association Conference (2005, 2006, 2009) MC event 2 years
Feature Attraction Royal Winter Fair – 2003, 2004 – Celebration of the Dog – Dog bite prevention show
Main Stage Attraction – Totally Pets Show – 2003 – Dog bite prevention show
Clicker Training Demonstrations – All About Pets Show, 2006
Be a Tree teacher kit - for dog bite prevention education in schools - endorsed by the Ontario Association of Veterinary Technicians
Doggone Crazy board game for dog bite prevention education - endorsed by the Canadian Federation of Humane Societies and Professional Animal Behavior Associates; promoted by the Humane Society of the US - winner 2005 IPDTA Innovation Award
Clicker Puppy DVD - endorsed by Karen Pryor - winner 2005 IPDTA Innovation Award; Winner Gwyn Tebault Award for Excellence in Humane Education from the Latham Foundation
v 2005 Society Education Award - International Positive Dog Training Association
v 2005 Innovation Award for Clicker Puppy DVD and Doggone Crazy! board game - International Positive Dog Training Association
v Writer of the Year 2005 – International Positive Dog Training Association
v Humane Dog Training Award 2005 - International Positive Dog Training Association
v 2005 Best feature article in an All Animal Magazine – Dog Writers Association of America (DWAA) – Lost in Translation – Animal Wellness.
v 2005 Best Calendar – Doggone Safe Children’s Calendar – DWAA.
v 2005 Best feature article – National or International Club Newsletter – DWAA.
v 2006 - Gwyn Tebault Award for Excellence in Humane Education from the Latham Foundation – for Clicker Puppy DVD
v 2007 Innovation Award for Clicker Bunny - International Positive Dog Training Association
v 2007 Dog/Human Aggression Rehabilitation - International Positive Dog Training Association
v 2008 Outstanding Achievement Award for body of work promoting positive training and dog body language education
v 2008 Education Award for on-line course: Basic Body Language - International Positive Dog Training Association
v 2009 Humane Dog Training award: International Positive Dog Training Association
v 2010 Humane Dog Training award-Outstanding Mentor Award (peer choice)-Education Award-Peers Choice Award: International Positive Dog Training Association
- Co-author - monthly column in Canadian Association of Professional Pet Dog Trainers newsletter - Kids and Dogs (2003-2005, 2007) – nominated 2005 DWAA award
- Teresa Lewin and Joan Orr. 2008. Kids and Dogs: safety first. Furry’s. Mar-May 2008: 1(2):7-8.
- Joan Orr and Teresa Lewin . 2008. Clicking with Your Bunny. Pet (New Zealand). Mar-May 2008: 2:74-77.
- Joan Orr and Teresa Lewin. 2007. Critter Clicker Training: You can train your pet with this positive-reinforcement technique. Critters USA 2007 Annual: 86-91.
- Joan Orr and Teresa Lewin. 2007. Holiday Safety Tips from Doggone Safe. Feature article at Clickertraining.com. http://www.clickertraining.com/node/1603
- Joan Orr and Teresa Lewin. 2006. The Sound of Success: These tips prove that clicker training isn’t just for dogs anymore. Ferrets. May/Jun 2006:18-23.
- Joan Orr and Teresa Lewin. 2006. What? Train a Rabbit? Feature Article at Clickertraining.com. http://www.clickertraining.com/node/306
- Teresa Lewin and Joan Orr. 2006. Teaching Your Rabbit to Jump on Cue. http://www.clickertraining.com/node/1124
- Joan Orr and Teresa Lewin. 2006. Getting Started: Clicking with Your Rabbit. KPCT Clickertraining/Sunshine Books. ISBN 1-890948-21-7.
- Joan Orr and Teresa Lewin. 2006. Clicker Training Your Ferret. Feature Article at Clickertraining.com. http://www.clickertraining.com/node/839
- Joan Orr and Teresa Lewin. 2005. Clicker Training for Rabbits: Teach your rabbits tricks with a simple click. Rabbits USA 2005 Annual: 46-55.
- Joan Orr and Teresa Lewin. 2005. Clicker Training for Small Pets. PETS Magazine. Sept/Oct 2005: 28-30.
- Joan Orr and Teresa Lewin. 2005. Dog Days at the Cottage. Great Canadian Home and Cottage Magazine. May/June 2005:10-11.
- Joan Orr and Teresa Lewin. 2005. Bringing Up Babies: Life with Dogs and Children. PETS Magazine. May/June 2005: 33-36.
- Joan Orr and Teresa Lewin. 2004. Incorporating Dog Bite Prevention Education into Your Puppy Classes. APDT Chronicle of the Dog. Sept/Oct 2004:7-9. Winner best feature article in a national or international breed club newsletter, DWAA 2005.
- Your Dogs Nose Know's-SDDA Gazette January 2013 Teresa Lewin
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- Sniffing On! -CAPPDT April 2014 Teresa Lewin