About the Trainer
Professional dog trainer Arie Ebaugh (MS, CPDT-KA) is the founder and owner of Pups Unleashed. Arie a life-long lover of animals, especially dogs, and passionate about animal rights and welfare. A former high school biology teacher, she has a strong background in biological science and teaching, both of which she brings to her dog training sessions. After years of teaching high school, she decided to follow her dream of working with animals and founded Pups Unleashed.
She has earned several degrees, including a Master of Science degree in Biology from the University of Nebraska. The principles of classical and operant conditioning are the foundation of her training protocols. She takes a scientific approach to training, applying the most recent, reward-based training methods to improve behavior and build relationships between humans and their pups.
She received her dog training Certification with Distinction from the CATCH Academy of Dog Trainers. After graduating from CATCH Academy, she pursued and earned the title of Certified Professional Dog Trainer - Knowledge Assessed (CPDT-KA) through the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers. She is trained in the areas of dog obedience and problem behavior solving as well as canine behavior (ethology), development, and evolutionary biology. She is also certified in canine CPR and canine first aid.
She is an active volunteer with the Humane League of Lancaster and is an advocate for rescue dog rehabilitation and adoption. Inspired by her own dogs and the shelter pups with which she's worked, her passion is training rescue dogs to help them overcome behavioral challenges that stem from their unique background.
She resides in Lancaster, PA with family--her husband, son, and many rescue pets.