Hannah Branigan is on a mission to make training fun and enjoyable for dogs and their handlers. She is fascinated by behavior and learning, and passionate about bringing innovative, science-based solutions to the dog/human learning space. With the belief that everyone (dogs and humans alike) learn best in an environment free of criticism, Hannah breaks down complex skills into bite-size, accessible pieces, and develops practical techniques that leave her students with a sense of achievement and success.
Hannah has been training dogs and teaching people professionally for over 12 years. She has a background in both human sports and biology. As the owner of Wonderpups, LLC, Hannah applies that knowledge and experience to the world of animal training and canine competitive sports. She teaches on the faculty of both the Karen Pryor Academy and Fenzi Dog Sports Academy. A popular speaker, she teaches workshops and presents seminars to training clubs and canine professionals across the United States and Canada.
Hannah enjoys training and competing with her own dogs in a variety of sports, and has titled her dogs in Obedience, Agility, Conformation, IPO (Schutzhund), and Rally. While primarily interested in the training process, she finds the high scores, prestigious awards, and national rankings she has earned to be very reinforcing. Her competition obedience DVDs, Obedience FUNdamentals and Beyond FUNdamentals, have received rave reviews from trainers all over the world.