Thank you for visiting my website. I am currently out on maternity leave. At this time, I don't have an estimated date to start training again. I am taking this time to enjoy my new family.
My name is Brandi Jo Schoenthaler and I am the owner of Cornerstone Dog Training LLC as well as a state certified dog trainer. I grew up on a horse ranch on the plains of Colorado. I spent the majority of my childhood on the back of a horse. When I was not riding, I enjoyed playing with all the farm animals. My enthusiasm and interest for animals grew throughout my life. I earned my diploma in the Masters Class from CATCH Canine Trainers Academy. I am a supporting member of the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC) and a proud member of the Pet Professional Guild (PPG). Both organizations support the reward-based training method and believe in using the least intrusive, minimally aversive, and force-free principles.
Bachelors of Science (BS)
Graduated in 2010 from Colorado State University Pueblo with a Bachelors of Science with a Major in Chemistry.
CATCH Certified Dog Trainer (CCDT)
Graduated in 2016 from the Masters Class offered by CATCH Canine Trainers Academy.
International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC)
Mission Statement: “The IAABC is a professional organization whose mission is to support its members in promoting Least Intrusive, Minimally Aversive (LIMA) principles in their work with companion animals, and to become a resource for the public. We strive to assist companion animals and their humans by interrupting and preventing the cycle of inappropriate punishment, rejection, and euthanasia of animals due to behavior problems. The IAABC promotes professionalism and continuing education in the field of animal behavior consulting.”
Code of Ethics: https://iaabc.org/about/ethics
Pet Professional Guild (PPG)
Mission Statement: “Our mission is to help make every pet a valued member of its family and improve the relationship and the quality of life people share with their pets by:
Providing the greatest value and highest quality, state-of-the-art, force-free, scientific based pet training and pet care for each client.
Always demonstrating integrity, compassion and an uncompromising commitment to excellence in the care and support of clients and their pets.
Continually expanding our knowledge and improving our skills to serve our clients as a valuable resource, providing the most innovative pet training and pet care possible.
The Pet Dog Ambassador (PDA) is a program for dog guardians to test their knowledge, skills and ability to manage their canine companion in real life settings. Its aim is to acknowledge the hard work and commitment that guardians and their dogs undertake to make their shared lives enjoyable and recognizes these efforts from a puppy’s very early training. The program aims to encourage guardians to continue training and developing new skills, abilities and knowledge.
First Aid and CPR for Pets
While Pet First Aid is by no means a replacement for competent veterinary care, accidents can happen. It’s best to be prepared.
Aggression in Dogs
Taught by world renowned aggression expert, Michael Shikashio CDBC, with additional modules presented by Dr. Chris Pachel DVM, DACVB, CABC, Jessica Dolce CCFE and Kim Brophey CDBC.