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


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


Angela was great! She was very patient with Dash, even when he spent most of the time in class barking at things.

- Kendra Posthauer

Clear directions, Angela was inclusive and encouraging to all members of the class. Upbeat instructor, ready to answer all questions and make you feel so good about your dog’s progress! I will be back when the time is right for more training.

- Audrey Perrott

When I made the decision that I wanted a cane corso I knew I would need excellent training. Late April, Tucker Pup's was referred to me as a possible training source. Angela Love, Tucker Pup's trainer, entered our lives in May. She is professional, knowledgeable, reliable and results-oriented. Our corso, Saber, loves her and it has been a wonderful experience! Prior to the training I was concerned about walking my six (6) month-old corso, his pulling, his jumping, my shoulder, etc. Today, I can confidently walk him just holding the leash as he walks in almost perfect heel position; and immediately sits when I stop. We are excited about our next phase of training.

Thank you Angela!

Thank you Tucker Pup’s!

- Melodie Kern
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