Why choose TEAM for your education in Animal Behavior?
When professionals, such as animal trainers, veterinarians, veterinary technicians, and behavior specialists work together, they can provide exemplary care to pets and pet owners!
TEAM is comprised of a unique set of veterinary professionals and trainers. Our goal is to share our experience and knowledge with others; thereby directly and indirectly fostering and enhancing the human-animal bond. As the world of animal behavior and training is constantly evolving with new research and information we strive to keep you abreast on current proven methods as well as evaluate new information from an objective perspective.
Debbie is a Licensed Veterinary Technician, Veterinary Technician Specialist (Behavior), Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner, Karen Pryor Academy Faculty Member, and Certified Professional Dog Trainer-Knowledge Assessed. With interest in child development, Debbie obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in human ecology from The Ohio State University. Debbie then went on to obtain an Associate of Applied Science degree in Veterinary Technology from Columbus State Community College. She has been a full-time registered/licensed veterinary technician since 1996 and has been the Animal Behavior Technician for Veterinary Behavior Consultations since 2005. She is a member of The Society of Veterinary Behavior Technicians and the Association of Professional Dog Trainers.
Debbie is a frequent lecturer at veterinary conferences and speaks internationally in the dog training world, including ClickerExpo. Debbie is a published author and her writing has been featured in the Veterinary Technician journal. She is co-editor and a contributing author to the text Canine and Feline Behavior for Veterinary Technicians and Nurses and Veterinary Clinics of North America: Small Animal Practice –Behavior. Debbie Martin and Dr. Martin co-authored Puppy Start Right: Foundation Training for the Companion Dog book and the acclaimed Karen Pryor Academy Puppy Start Right for Instructors Course.