Angela Love-Bradford Dog Trainer Chicago

Angela Love-Bradford, CPDT-KA

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Angela Love-Bradford, CPDT-KA - Dog Trainer at Tucker Pup's
Angela Love-Bradford, CPDT-KA
Dog Trainer



Overview

Angela has devoted her life to training dogs, taking a keen interest in the rescue world. She has been a professional dog trainer for 13 years, including at The Anti-Cruelty Society, one of the largest and oldest rescue organizations in the world. She teaches group classes, provides private lessons, and conducts seminars at Tucker Pup's. Like all of our trainers, she only uses positive reinforcement and wants to help ensure that dogs are well-mannered and don't become surrendered to a rescue.


Angela Discusses Her Background






Professional Certifications and Associations
  • Certified Pet Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA) through the Certification Council for Pet Dog Trainers (CCPDT).



  • Member of Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT).

  • APDT Logo


  • Certified as an evaluator for the Canine Good Citizen (CGC) program, created by the American Kennel Club (AKC)

  • Canine Good Citizen Logo


Training Background

In the mid-2000's, Angela quit her job in order to work with dogs. She became a training apprentice at the Anti-Cruelty Society (ACS) in Chicago, in their School of Dog Training. The ACS is one of the oldest and largest rescues in the world, and has been in operation since 1899. At the ACS, she learned from many trainers who were highly experienced and well-regarded, and became a Senior Trainer. She conducted countless classes there for eleven years, helping thousands of dogs and people with issues ranging from puppy obedience to leash reactivity, aggression, separation anxiety, and much more.

She was also a professional trainer at Petco for five years, using positive reinforcement to help with common behavioral challenges.


Rescue Work

Angela has maintained a prominent role in a local rescue organization, C.A.R.E. (Community Animal Rescue Effort) since 2010. Her many roles include advanced training volunteer coordinator, board member, canine medical director, canine foster coordinator, and kennel captain.

She has also volunteered with:
  • The Anti-Cruelty Society's SAFE, foster, and Bully Buddies programs
  • Safe Humane Chicago
  • Chicago Animal Care and Control (CACC)
  • The Humane Society's 'End Dog Fighting' and 'Pets for Life' campaigns
  • The Irving Park Community Food Pantry (Pet Food Corner).

Angela owns seven dogs, all of whom she rescued.


Book Angela For:
  • Group Classes
  • Private Lessons
  • Turnkey Training
  • Seminars at your building or employer


Saber's Owner Discusses Why She Enjoyed Working with Angela

Testimonials


Angela was great! She helped us make significant progress on several issues we were facing with our dog, Zeus. She gave us enough context / explanation to understand why the behaviors were happening and how best to address them. We would definitely recommend the training to others. Having the 1:1 attention in our home made a huge difference and was well worth the expense.

- Aris Theologis





Angela was fantastic! She is a top trainer and we will want to work with her in the future for any training needs!

- Andrew Luckman and Samantha Spitz





Personal training worked best for my Lola. Angela was great training not only Lola but me as well, and I feel we have a great foundation to continue working to improve. Would highly recommend Angela.

- Donna Iwanski

Angela's Upcoming Training Events


Upcoming Classes:

Adult Manners
Starting Sun, Sep 27, 2020
4:00 pm
Tucker Pup's - West Loop


Puppy Manners
Starting Sun, Sep 27, 2020
5:15 pm
Tucker Pup's - West Loop


Puppy Manners
Starting Wed, Sep 30, 2020
7:15 pm
Tucker Pup's - West Loop


Adult Manners
Starting Wed, Sep 30, 2020
8:30 pm
Tucker Pup's - West Loop


Puppy Manners
Starting Sat, Oct 3, 2020
9:00 am
The Anti-Cruelty Society


Adult Manners
Starting Sat, Oct 3, 2020
10:15 am
The Anti-Cruelty Society


Adult Manners
Starting Sat, Oct 10, 2020
10:15 am
The Anti-Cruelty Society


Adult Manners
Starting Wed, Oct 14, 2020
7:15 pm
Tucker Pup's - West Loop


Puppy Manners
Starting Sun, Oct 18, 2020
5:15 pm
Tucker Pup's - West Loop


Puppy Manners
Starting Sun, Oct 25, 2020
4:00 pm
Tucker Pup's - West Loop


Adult Manners
Starting Wed, Nov 11, 2020
8:30 pm
Tucker Pup's - West Loop


Puppy Manners
Starting Sat, Nov 14, 2020
9:00 am
The Anti-Cruelty Society


Adult Manners
Starting Sat, Nov 21, 2020
10:15 am
The Anti-Cruelty Society


Puppy Manners
Starting Wed, Dec 2, 2020
7:15 pm
Tucker Pup's - West Loop


Puppy Manners
Starting Sun, Dec 6, 2020
5:15 pm
Tucker Pup's - West Loop


Puppy Manners
Starting Sun, Jan 3, 2021
4:00 pm
Tucker Pup's - West Loop


Adult Manners
Starting Wed, Jan 6, 2021
8:30 pm
Tucker Pup's - West Loop


Puppy Manners
Starting Sat, Jan 9, 2021
9:00 am
The Anti-Cruelty Society


Puppy Manners
Starting Sat, Jan 16, 2021
10:15 am
The Anti-Cruelty Society


Puppy Manners
Starting Wed, Jan 20, 2021
7:15 pm
Tucker Pup's - West Loop


Puppy Manners
Starting Sun, Jan 24, 2021
5:15 pm
Tucker Pup's - West Loop




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