Claire Canderle has been in the dog world for over 40 years. She started early, successfully competing in Obedience Competition at 16 years old with her Standard Poodle which broadened into showing Standard Poodles in Conformation as well as Obedience. Claire has titled dogs in Obedience, Rally, Nose Work, and Conformation as well as working towards a Tracking title with one of her Standard Poodles.

Claire is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer – Knowledge and Skill Assessed (CPDT-KSA), completed the Marin Behavior Academy, and attended the Academy for Dog Trainers (taught by Jean Donaldson).  She is an American Kennel Club (AKC) Canine Good Citizen (CGC) and Trick Dog Evaluator and a professional member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT) and Pet Professionals Guild (PPG).