Abigail Witthauer

IMG_5340Abigail Witthauer resides in Birmingham, Alabama and has devoted her life to animal behavior and cognition.   She has been training dogs professionally for over 10 years and owns Roverchase, a large dog training and care facility.  Abigail holds a bachelors degree in Interpersonal Counseling and Community Development.  Her work during her undergraduate degree program in social work, psychology, and community development have complemented her additional education in animal science and behavior immensely.

Abigail holds a number of animal behavior accreditations including Certified Pet Dog Trainer Knowledge Assessed (CPDT-KA).  The CPDT-KA program requires over 300 hours of documented and mentored animal behavior and training work as well as passing an animal science, learning theory, and behavior standardized test given by a third party evaluator.   Abigail is a Professional Member in good standing with the Association of Pet Dog Trainers, the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants, the American Kennel Club Canine Good Citizens Evaluators and many other professional animal behavior and training organizations.

Abigail is also very proud to be the only trainer in Alabama hand selected, endorsed, and sponsored by Victoria Stilwell, the Animal Planet celebrity trainer from It’s Me Or the Dog.  Abigail personally works with Victoria and her team to further the cause of scientifically based animal training and behavior through humane, positive, force free methods.  

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Abigail’s behavior and training work is based on scientifically sound animal behavior, conditioning, cognition, and training.  Abigail will never use harsh or aversive methods and is committed to following the guidelines accepted by the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior, ASPCA, Pet Professional Guild. and Victoria Stilwell denouncing all use of force or dominance in dog training and supporting only force-free, positive reinforcement methods.

Official Titles:  BA, VSPDT, CPDT-KA, CBCC.  Owner of Roverchase LLC

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