MSc, KPA CTP
Canny Dog Science Based Dog Training is owned and operated by dog trainer Imogen Poropat. An East Bay native, Imogen has had a lifelong passion for animals and a scientist's calling to seek fact and practical results.
Highly Educated in Animal Behavior
In 2012, she earned a Master's in Animal Behavior and Welfare from Newcastle University in England. Since returning to the Bay Area, she has worked professionally with a large variety of dogs, from a four pound toy Maltipoo to a 110-pound black Russian terrier. Through the prestigious Karen Pryor Academy, a leading pioneer in positive reinforcement training, Imogen is now a Karen Pryor Certified Training Partner (KPA CTP).
Experienced & Passionate
Imogen grew up in the constant companionship of her family's and neighbors' dogs, gaining an intuitive grasp of dog psychology and behavior. Having a keen interest in science, however, she knew intuition was only part of the picture. Imogen is committed to life long learning and attends regular lectures and conferences to improve and update her knowledge and skills.
How We Train
Imogen will provide a sound and humane learning environment for you and your dog. She uses positive reinforcement to train desired behaviors so that life with your dog is as harmonious as you always wanted. This approach is proven to produce fast, long lasting results. Crucially, she will also work with you and your family to ensure that the training is tailored to the individual family and dog, and that you have the skills to calmly solve whatever problems your dog throws at you in the future.
Training as it is understood today is about maintaining a healthy, communicative relationship with your pet, which can only increase the joy in your life together. Dogs learn best – just like humans and all animals – when communication is clear, positive, appropriate to the species, and tailored to the individual. Imogen's training provides just that.
Where We Train
Canny Dog offers private dog training in Sonoma County including Sebastopol, Santa Rosa, Healdsburg, Windsor, Rohnert Park, Cotati, Larkfield, Wikiup, Roseland, Geyserville, Dry Creek Valley, Alexander Valley, Jimtown, Fulton, Guerneville, Forestville, Graton, Rio Nido, Monte Rio, Camp Meeker, Freestone, Bodega, Valley Ford, and Bloomfield.