Meet Allison - Founder and Canine Behavior Consultant

Credentials Held

CPDT-KA - Certified Professional Dog Trainer - Knowledge Assessed, given by the CCPDT, certification council of professional dog trainers. This certification "measures a broad range of knowledge and skills in ethology, learning theory, dog training technique, and instruction."

Professional Fear Free Animal Trainer - certification course available to qualified trainers and setups trainers to be able to "prevent and alleviate fear, anxiety and stress and improve an animal’s emotional well being during veterinary care and home care."

Professional Member, Association of Professional Dog Trainers. (APDT) 

Canine Training Professional - Pet Professional Guild (PPG)

Supporting Member - International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC)

AKC CGC Approved Evaluator - Given by the American Kennel Club, Canine Good Citizen evaluator

Creator of Paws with a Cause - Folsom Prison Dog Training Program with shelter dogs

Field Experience

Founder of Daack Pack Dog Training, Allison Daack, has been working with and training dogs, along with other species since 2008. In the beginning of her career, Allison was a Kennel Technician working closely with a Veterinarian where she learned all about developmental periods of dogs, handling skills and how to prevent behavior issues.

From there she spent several years working with exotic animals at numerous wildlife facilities and reserves, first in North Carolina, then California. She did everything from educating the public, rehabilitation, and using training to help animals cope with life in captivity, usually due to injury or illness.  Her passion for behavior modification began with teaching cooperative care cues to a Black Vulture in the raptor / avian exhibits.

Allison then had a long career with Petco, where she became a Dog Training Mentor. Not only did she train other dog trainers to be dog trainers, she taught group classes, and was an integral part of a corporate team that created continuing education materials for trainers, and updated Petco's dog training program.

However, Petco does not take behavior modification clients, so on June 1, 2016, Allison founded Daack Pack Dog Training as a way to better support the needs of her clients whose dogs might struggle with fear, anxiety, or display aggression. Through this company she has been able to provide the community with custom, in-home training to support their specific needs and the needs of their pets.

From the beginning of her career through today she has trained and applied behavior modification to a wide range of species and prognoses. Whether you are looking for help dealing with a high-energy dog, dog or people directed aggression, separation anxiety, inter-species conflicts, leash reactivity, a shy and hesitant dog, etc.; Allison would be happy to work with you to find a solution through a customized training plan. 

Allison is also a great believer in continuing education for herself, yourself, and your dog. Each situation, pet, and household is entirely different, that's why each training plan is customized to you and you dog's specific needs. She is able to help with a wide variety of cases through her vast experience but specializes in dog aggression and prevention. 

Through her dedication to continued learning, 13 years of experience, and passion - Allison can help empower you and your dog to live a less stressful, more enriching life together. 


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