Professor Jean Donaldson, Expert Dog Trainer

Professor Jean Donaldson
  • Academy for Dog Trainers
Training improves your dog’s life. Regardless of age, breed, or size, training is environment enrichment for dogs.

Jean Donaldson is the founder and principal instructor of the Academy for Dog Trainers, which has trained and certified more than 700 trainers in evidence-based dog behavior, training, and private behavior counseling since 1999.

Ms. Donaldson is a four-time winner of the Dog Writers Association of America’s Maxwell Medallion. Her books include The Culture Clash; Mine! A Practical Guide to Resource Guarding in Dogs; Fight! A Practical Guide to the Treatment of Dog-Dog Aggression; Dogs Are from Neptune; Oh Behave! Dogs from Pavlov to Premack to Pinker; and Train Your Dog like a Pro.

Born in Montreal, Canada, Ms. Donaldson founded the Montreal Flyball Association and Renaissance Dog Training, the first positive reinforcement-based school and counseling service in the province. Her own dogs and dogs she has trained have earned numerous titles and wins in various competitive dog sports.

While a student, Ms. Donaldson worked as an adoption counselor at the Montreal SPCA (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) and later served on its board of directors. Before founding the Academy for Dog Trainers, Jean dealt exclusively with aggression cases for six years. She lives in Oakland, California, with her dog, Brian, adopted in 2015.

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    Dog Training 101

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    To cut through the clutter and bring you a training method validated by the latest scientific research on dog behavior, we worked with Jean Donaldson, the founder and principal instructor of The Academy for Dog Trainers, to create a course that teaches you the whys of dog training basics, not just the hows. Over 24 packed lectures, Dog Training 101 brings you exclusive access to a trainer of dog trainers who delves...
  2. (Set) Dog Training 101 & Fundamentals of Photography II Set on sale

    (Set) Dog Training 101 & Fundamentals of Photography II

    Taught By Multiple Professors
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    Learn from the masters with this two-course set. In Dog Training 101, you’ll learn how to train “in” the good and train “out” the bad behaviors from an award-winning trainer of dog trainers. And with Fundamentals of Photography II, a National Geographic photographer helps you take your photography skills to the next level.
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    (Set) Dog Training 101 & Fundamentals of Photography

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    Let the experts show you how it’s done with this two-course set. Dog Training 101 introduces you to a trainer of dog trainers who provides evidence-based methods for teaching your dog. Fundamentals of Photography provides you with everything you need to know about the art and craft of great photography straight from a professional photographer.
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    (Set) Dog Training 101 & The National Geographic Guide to Landscape and Wildlife Photography

    Taught By Multiple Professors
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    Learn from the best of the best with this two-course set. An award-winning trainer of dog trainers introduces you to evidence-backed practices that help you better teach your dog with Dog Training 101. Then, two National Geographic photographers provide tips and tricks to capturing amazing pictures in The National Geographic Guide to Landscape and Wildlife Photography.
  5. (Set) Dog Training 101 & The National Geographic Guide to Landscape and Wildlife Photography Set

    (Set) Dog Training 101 & The National Geographic Guide to Landscape and Wildlife Photography

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $469.90 Starting at $469.90 $539.90 $469.90$539.90
    Learn from the best of the best with this two-course set. An award-winning trainer of dog trainers introduces you to evidence-backed practices that help you better teach your dog with Dog Training 101. Then, two National Geographic photographers provide tips and tricks to capturing amazing pictures in The National Geographic Guide to Landscape and Wildlife Photography.