About The Trainer
Annie Ingersoll is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer, serves as a Mentor Trainer for the Animal Behavior College and is a member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers. She joined the Willamette Humane Society team in 2007 to develop and lead the shelter’s Behavior & Training Program. Annie is committed to using gentle, reward-based methods to train dogs, and has been actively teaching these methods to dog owners for more than 11 years.
Annie is known for her enthusiastic ability to make dog training fun and successful for her clients. Her goal is to give owners the tools and knowledge that allow them to become effective trainers. She gives her students the tools to understand animal behavior and training so they are able to do their own problem solving. Her goal is to create empowered dog owners. She ascribes to the motto, “I am the instructor, YOU are the trainer.” With small class sizes, she is able to provide individual attention to each student, ensuring that owners understand the techniques and achieve results. Her broad experience with dogs and people gives her the ability to resolve issues with dogs or issues that fall “outside the box.”
Annie’s professional history with animals includes serving as the Head Instructor with Project Pooch, a program that teaches young men incarcerated in a correctional facility to use gentle, positive techniques to train shelter dogs. With additional experience as a veterinary technician, horse trainer, and dog daycare attendant, she brings a wide range of animal experience to the Willamette Humane Society’s Training and Behavior Department.
Annie has presented several canine behavior workshops and seminars to a variety of audiences, including the Oregon Animal Control Council and the National Park Service. She has written articles on pet behavior for the Statesman Journal (newspaper), made numerous radio appearances as a pet expert, and has been featured in many newspaper and magazine articles. She also serves as a mentor-trainer to students of the Animal Behavior College.
Dedicated to staying up to date on the latest in canine behavior and training, Annie attends workshops and conferences held by the top professionals in the field. She is committed to learning a variety of gentle methods and techniques to address the wide variety of canine personalities and issues.