When basics level dog obedience instruction is all you need, you can be confident one of our ISTA alumni can help you. 


ISTA Alumni Roster

A few years ago we formed a virtual classroom to help trainers learn and study the method beyond technique and execution.  We call the program ISTA, which stands for ‘internet supported training arrangement.’


The ISTA program teaches the method at the level of motivated response, and so includes in-depth discussions to not only how-to and when-to, but also why-to.  Understanding the method at this level allows professional, vocational, and avocational trainers to practice and apply the method correctly, and it allows them to make adaptations, when needed, to apply the method across the widest range and assortment of dogs and owners.


The trainers on this list are all proven in their ability to teach and train basics level dog obedience: heel, come, sit, down, stand, and stay – both on and off leash, in areas of reasonable distractions – plus problem solving, and basic manners for home and away.


Does the mind’s eye have trouble visualizing all that?  Here is a video of a course graduate practicing her dog on a week eight assignment of the basics level course.  https://youtu.be/nB2zltLPbE4


Each person on this list can help you learn to teach this basics level skill set to your own dog using the Koehler method.  Many offer other services and instruction as well, so feel free to ask. 


(note: I have more referrals in the database.  If you don’t see anyone close, feel free to drop me a line:  tony@koehlerdogtraining.com)


AZ

Lori Chandler – (928) 476-2633


CA

*Tony Ancheta - (209) 293-4747

*Jennifer De La Torre – (805) 217-0850

*Cynthia Brevik - (805) 358-1194

  George Menna - (831) 247-1947


CO

Jennifer Hime - (720) 839-1102


England, UK

Peter Cassidy - +44 795 697 6236


FL

Tracy Peabody – (813) 205-5428


HI

Tracy Mullineaux – (808) 651-1037  (featured vid)


Il

Nate Shepard - (217) 502-3885


KY

*Pam Adams – (270) 272-7698

Tyler Ohlmann – (502) 609-3401


MD

*Linda Kaim – (443) 201-8231

Bernadette DeJarld – (443) 799-7854

*Roxanne Lee – (520) 870-1039

Gretchen Zwerlein – (443) 756-4362

Nate Czarnota – (443) 580-4464

Jessica Hudgins – (202) 329-2871

Kirsten Tolley – (410) 598-4449

Nicole Scheckells - (443) 632-4480


ME

Renee Manly – (512) 483-1977


MN

Willie Viarnes – (313) 969-6253

Lynn Stockwell - (614) 440-7185


MO

Laurie Lo – (636) 668-6940


NC

James Schruben – (910) 964-6679


NE

Jill Morstad – (402) 430-4668


NH

Cynthia Eliason - (603) 837-2448


NM

*Catherine Waters – (505) 903-3447


NY

Mary Maltbie – (518) 727-7851


OH

Candi Rogers - (440) 315-9382


Ontario, Canada

Melanie Mondoux – (519) 504-0043


Quebec, Canada

Aline Tremblay – (418) 695-5068


Scotland, UK

Derek Bryson – +44 787 940 7262


Tagaytay, Philippines

Paul SM Ortiz - +63 998 886 9325


TX

*Kali Teufel – (415) 205-3633


VT

Nancy Poitras - (802) 734-7273

Rhonda Bilodeau - (802) 578-2151

Wales, UK

Kima Wainright – +44 160 074 0712


WA

*John Sparks - (425) 359-2596


WV

Sandy Stokes – (304) 725-2394





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