Ditch Your Dog’s Aggression in 5 Steps

Denise Mazzola, BFA, CPDT-KA, Founder, Owner

Denise Mazzola is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer-Knowledge Assessed, a professional member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT).

Denise is a people trainer as much as a dog trainer because every dog has a person or family that loves the dog very deeply. What makes Denise different? Her thorough understanding of the science of behavior sets her apart as well as her empathy for the people and dogs she helps.

She holds numerous distinctions and titles in dog training disciplines from AKC Obedience to Rally Obedience.

In her over 25 years of working with dogs and people, Denise has seen just about every dog problem possible—both in private practice and in the 10 years she spent as Head Trainer and Director of Business for the Monadnock Humane Society. Puppy issues, house training, all forms of aggression, dog to dog issues, dog to people issues, reactive dogs, dogs that run away. You name it, she’s seen it.

An expert dog trainer and highly respected professional in the dog training world, she trains others to be dog trainers and professional dog walkers. She continues to polish her own skills by regularly attending workshops and seminars with the best behaviorists and trainers in the field, including Parveen Farhoody, Bob Bailey, Jean Donaldson, Dr. Ian Dunbar,  Brenda Aloff, and Trish King.

Denise has been hosting a monthly Ask the Trainer call-in radio show on WKBK1290 for ten years. You can hear her live on the radio the last Monday of each month. Call or email  your questions to the studio. She also produced and directed Doggie Dilemmas, a cable-access TV show that airs weekly on Cheshire TV. She writes a monthly column for her business newsletter that is distributed monthly. In addition, Denise originally  coordinated the therapy dog visits for the Student Relaxation Day at Keene State College. As the program grew she handed it to the Monadnock Humane Society’s Therapy dog program.

When she isn’t working, Denise works out at 6:00 am with Training for Warriors in Keene, hiking, reading and visiting with her adult daughters.

Denise’s Recent Courses & Events

  • APDT Annual 5-Day Conference
  • Tellington TTouch Training
  • Clicker Expo
  • Teaching a Growly Dog Class, San Francisco SPCA
  • Operant and Classical Conditioning, 2-day workshop with Jean Donaldson
  • Counseling Certification, 6-day class at San Francisco SPCA
  • New England Federation of Humane Society’s Annual Training Conference
  • Clicker Expo
  • Recharging the Canine Classroom & Modifying Unwanted Behaviors with Terry Ryan
  • Aggression in Dogs, 2-day seminar with Brenda Alof