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Amanda Hart Fedric, ABCDT

Positive reinforcement trainer

I have spent the majority of my professional career working with dogs. I began as a kennel and vet technician, moved into management of a doggy daycare facility, and have now transitioned into training. I have a total of 10+ years working with dogs. I leverage positive reinforcement to create positive associations between you, your dog, and training!

  • Approach situations with empathy
  • Positive reinforcement
  • Repeat and adapt as needed

My Background

30 years in the making


I was born in Mesquite, Texas in 1988. I am blessed to be a mother to a beautiful daughter named Riley and married to the love of my life, Joe. Both of whom participate in volunteer activities with me at Garland Animal Services!

I grew up in a large and loving family, and begged my mom to get our first dog when I was 5. She caved, and we welcomed Spot into our home. When I was in college, Spot’s time ran out, and we lost our dog of 17 years. I still miss him.

In high school I played Viola in the Varsity Orchestra and played defense on the Varsity Soccer Team. I earned musical and academic scholarships for college, but only pursued soccer recreationally after high school. I initially went to school for art, and completed my two art degrees in 2012. I married in 2013, purchased a home in 2016, and began working for myself in 2018.

Since 2013, we have adopted 4 dogs, 3 cats, and foster the occasional stray while we look for their owners. I try to be active and volunteer my artistic talents, when possible, to the Methodist Church. I am both a Potterhead and a Whovian.

What's a Potterhead?

A Potterhead is someone that loves the Harry Potter book and/or movie series!

What's a Whovian?

A Whovian is someone that loves the television show Doctor Who

My Education

2010

Associates of Arts

Visual Art

DCCCD - Richland College

2012

Bachelors of Arts

Visual Art

University of Texas at Dallas

2019

ABC Certified Dog Trainer

Recognized by the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers (CCPDT), International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC) and the National Association of Dog Obedience Instructors (NADOI)

Animal Behavior College of Santa Clarita, CA

My Experience

Veterinary Surgical Center

I began my professional career working with animals at a vet surgery center. I wanted to be a veterinarian, and took a minimum wage job cleaning kennels, scrubbing the surgery table, and sterilizing and organizing surgery packs.

2006-2010

Veterinary Clinic

After I began college, I took a different job as a veterinary technician working at a new vet clinic. My positions were both jobs I loved (and both gave me a mass of invaluable experience), but I could foresee that ultimately I did not want to be a vet.
2010-2014

Veterinary Clinic

I took on a new position as a Front Desk CSR for a different vet clinic. I worked there for 2 years, and gained even more valuable experience over that time. I ultimately decided that I no longer wanted to work in the animal medical field and moved on.
2014-2016

Daycare & Boarding

I accepted a position as a Play Specialist with a doggy daycare and boarding facility in Dallas. I worked there for 2 years, gradually earning my way into management. I eventually stepped down as Manager when I decided to pursue Dog Training and Behavior and self-employment.
2016-2018

Volunteer Work

Garland Animal Services

I currently volunteer with Garland Animal Services (600 Tower Street), working with adoptable and at-risk dogs to get them ready for their forever homes!

2019
  • Event Volunteer
  • Shelter Volunteer
  • Training Services
  • Behavior Evaluations

Let's start using positive reinforcement

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