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

My Role at Tucker Pup's

I teach group classes, private lessons, and turnkey training. I am also a Canine Good Citizen evaluator.


Angela Discusses Her Background (4:01)


Saber's Owner Discusses Why She Enjoyed Working with Angela (1:45)

Prior Dog Experience

Prior to Tucker Pup's, I was a professional dog trainer for The Anti-Cruelty Society, one of the oldest and largest animal rescues in Chicago. At Anti-Cruelty, I learned from many trainers who were highly experienced and well-regarded, and I became a Senior Trainer there. I 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.

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

I am deeply involved in rescue work, and had a prominent role in a local rescue organization, C.A.R.E. (Community Animal Rescue Effort) since 2010. My many roles include advanced training volunteer coordinator, board member, canine medical director, canine foster coordinator, and kennel captain.

I have fostered over 100 dogs, while providing them with much-needed training.

I have 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).

Professional Certifications and Associations

  • Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA) through the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers (CCPDT).
  • 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 Chicago


Why I Became a Dog Trainer

In the mid-2000's, I saw how many dogs were suffering and needed the help of positive reinforcement training. I quit my administrative job and became an apprentice at The Anti-Cruelty Society. I have trained thousands of dogs since then, and have never looked back!

My Dogs

I own seven dogs, all of whom I rescued.

Testimonials


Angela was the best trainer! I would hire her for private training. The Puppy Manners course was well structured and they offer a ton of times to fit your schedule.

- Andrew Sikkelerus





We loved the Puppy Manners training class! Angela was fantastic and did a great job teaching and modeling each exercise. We are so thankful these classes are able to be in person still!

- Elaine Tierney





My puppy Westley and I are very happy with our experience in the Puppy Manners class with our trainer, Angela. She did a nice job explaining each command and checked in with each individual regularly. The structure of the course made it easy to track progress and the class was well-adapted to accommodate covid precautions. I'm confident that taking this course was a great first step for my puppy and I'm looking forward to continuing our training journey with Angela and Tucker's Pup's!

- Angela Calabria

Angela's Upcoming Training Events


Upcoming Classes:

Adult Manners
Starting Tue, May 14, 2024
5:30 pm
Tucker Pup's Training Center


Adult Manners
Starting Tue, May 14, 2024
7:00 pm
Tucker Pup's Training Center


Puppy Manners
Starting Sun, May 19, 2024
10:00 am
Tucker Pup's Training Center


Adult Manners
Starting Sun, May 19, 2024
11:30 am
Tucker Pup's Training Center


Adult Manners
Starting Tue, Jun 25, 2024
5:30 pm
Tucker Pup's Training Center


Puppy Manners
Starting Tue, Jun 25, 2024
7:00 pm
Tucker Pup's Training Center




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