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Humane Education » Staff & Trainers

Sierra Smith, CPDT-KA

Sierra Smith

Sierra Smith has a strong background in Animal Welfare. She has worked in humane societies in the areas of humane education, animal behavior and training, and shelter management. Upon completion of her dog training apprenticeship with The Anti-Cruelty Society in Chicago, she went on to become an instructor at their award-winning School of Dog Training. After relocating to the Los Angeles area, Sierra worked at spcaLA with both shelter dogs and owned dogs, including teaching Puppy Classes and Level One Obedience Classes. She has also taught Intro to Agility with Alpha Agility and has worked with DogPACT, a Long Beach-based training, behavior and canine sports company, for four years. Sierra is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA) and a member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT).