Erin Truchan, LVT, Dip. CBST, CPDT-KA, FDM


Erin began working with animals professionally in 2009 and earned her Veterinary Technician license in 2011. She has since worked as an LVT and Clinic Manager at a local Veterinary Clinic.

Erin has shared her life with four dogs over the past 15 years; two were adopted as adolescents (Birdie Lou and Jack), one as an adult (Lily), and one as a puppy (Poppy Jo). It was with the adoption of Lily, Erin’s first experience adopting an adult dog, that her interest in canine behavior grew. It was immediately clear that work with Lily would require a path much different than any Erin had previously worked through. While she initially gave Lily the time and space she appeared to require Erin grew more motivated to address her behavioral needs through training and management.

Erin is committed to learning all she can about behavior and reward-based training by regularly participating in online courses, webinars, and workshops. She also enjoys attending classes with her own dogs for fun and enrichment. Erin is a Fear Free Certified Professional and is currently working towards earning her Dip. CBST (Diploma of Canine Behavior Science and Technology).

Recent & Current Education

Bellingham Technical College:

  • Veterinary Technician Program

Companion Animal Sciences Institute:

  • Canine Behavior Science and Technology- (current)

Conferences, Camps, & Seminars:

  • Synergy Sports Camp 2019
  • Clicker Expo 2020

Fenzi Dog Sports Academy Courses:

  • Yes Please! Cooperative Care- Deb Jones (current)
  • Teenage Tyrants: Surviving Your Dog’s Adolescence- Sarah Stremming
  • Dealing with the Bogeyman- Helping Fearful Reactive and Stressed Dogs- Amy Cook

Fenzi Dog Sports Academy Workshops:

  • Cue Clean Up- Deb Jones

Fenzi Pet Professional Program Workshops:

  • Shaping, Capturing and Luring! Oh My! Ways to Get Behavior- Julie Flannery
  • “Come!” Relationship Strengthening Recall Games- Chrissi Schranz

Fenzi Dog Sports Academy Webinars:

  • Peeing on Your Dog’s Toys and Other Myths- Part One of a Two-Part Series on
    Resource Guarding- Michael Shikashio
  • Loose Leash Walking- Denise Fenzi