Course curriculum

  • 1

    Instructions for this course

    • A Message from Almudena

    • About this Course

    • About Almudena

    • How Dogs Learn

    • Additional Concepts to Keep in Mind

    • Crate Training from A to Z

    • Training Plan Crate Training from A to Z

    • Training Plan for Crate Training from A to Z

    • Course Survey


Professional Dog Trainer & Behavior Consultant

Almudena Ortiz Cué M.A. CTC, CPDT-KA, Tellington TTouch cert.

Almudena Ortiz Cué is a graduate of the renowned San Francisco SPCA Academy for Dog Trainers (CTC), a Certified Professional Dog Trainer by the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers (CCPDT), a professional member of The Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT), and the owner of C.H.A.C.O. Dog Training & Behavior Consulting, LLC. Located since 2012 in Tesuque, the Santa Fe, New Mexico. She is also a certified Tellington TTouch® Practitioner for Companion Animals. She is the author of two books. (See C.H.A.C.O.'s store : for more info & purchase.) As a staff trainer for two years at the Tony La Russa Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF) in Walnut Creek, CA, she worked with under-socialized dogs who had experienced lengthy shelter stays or scored poorly on the SAFER test. She utilized training designed to improve the lives of the dogs while at the shelter and prepare them for successful adoptions. She also designed and implemented the shelter’s first Dog Training Internship Program (Dog TIP). In addition to private dog training, she offers one-on-one consultations on behavior modification and group dog-training classes.