Dana Ortiz, ABCDT
My name is Dana Ortiz and I am a graduate of Animal Behavior College where I earned my certification as an ABC Certified Dog Trainer. Animal Behavior College (ABC) is approved by the Bureau for Private Post-secondary and Vocational Education and is an internationally recognized school. My year long commitment to this program has provided me with a formal education in canine obedience training and understanding canine behavior. My certification, education and experience provide me the skills required to effectively and humanely train or care for your dog while keeping alive the spark that makes your dog so special to you.
• 15 Years of Pet Care Experience
• First Aid/CPR
• Senior Dog Experience
• Special Needs Dog Experience
• Sheltered Dog Experience
• New Born and Puppy Care
• Feline Care and Training
• Teaching Canine Body Language
• Teaching Canine Communication
• Teaching Canine Psychology
• Certified Dog Trainer
• Certificate of Completion in Feline Management and Training
• Certificate of Completion in Training Shelter Dogs
• Certificate of Completion in Pet Sitting
• Certificate of Completion in Dog Walking
• Certificate of Completion in Pet CPR & First-Aid
Julian Ortiz, USMC
Julain was the reason and founding of One Smart Pooch. Watching his struggles with PTSD pushed me to do something to help.
2012, I enrolled into Animal Behavior College to learn and study canine behavior. At this time, I was already training dogs and Julian had a service dog in training. Before, I could finish school or Harley‘s training, Julian sadly took his own life, 2/22/2013.
2013, after putting my husband to rest I was left with a lot of decisions to decide. One of those decisions was, what was best for Harley and where does One Smart Pooch go from here...
I decided keeping Harley with a fellow brother in arms, a brother within my husbands unit, 1/9 Walking Dead and pushed myself to stay in school.
11/22/2013, I graduated from Animal Behavior College, pursued a career in teaching canine psychology and opened up One Smart Pooch.
Dana Ortiz, ABCDT
Owner/Founder of My Curious Canine
**Previous Head/Lead Dog Trainer for One Smart Pooch, LLC**
"Every interaction with your dog sends a message. I want to teach you how to send the right message without using pain or intimidation."
Hanna is an animal lover with a lifelong passion and dedication to helping dogs. Born and raised in Dandridge, Tennessee, she has always had a love for animals and a passion for advocating for dogs. She did many hours of volunteer work at animal shelters and dog rescues in high school and while attending the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. While living near Camp Lejeune, NC She was hired by a local PTSD service dog trainer and found herself spending all of her time helping care for and training service dogs. It was then that her love for dogs grew into a passion for understanding the canine mind. Hanna witnessed first hand that truly understanding a dog is the key to helping it live a long and happy life. She was amazed by what positive reinforcement dog training could do to help a dog find peace, balance, and purpose.
Upon moving back to Knoxville in 2015, Hanna decided it was time to bring positive reinforcement to the community. My Curious Canine was started to bring better understanding to the dogs we call family. Through partnerships with local shelters like Young Williams Animal Center and rescue groups, she has been able to spread the message to countless dog owners that positive reinforcement is the safest and most effective way to train a dog.