Angela Love-Bradford Dog Trainer Chicago

Angela Love-Bradford

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Angela Love-Bradford - Dog Trainer at Tucker Pup's
Angela Love-Bradford
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 12 years, including at 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 end up in a rescue.

Angela Discusses Her Background

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

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

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    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 wonderful, passionate, and energetic! We have a whole toolbox of commands and training to keep doing with our dog forever so that we can all live happily ever after!

    Highly recommend.

    - Kristin Osborn

    Angela was awesome. Bentley loved her. She did a great job of training him, and so far we feel very fortunate.

    - John McDermott

    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
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