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Barbara Davis, CPDT-KA, CDBC

Barbara Davis

Position: President 
Term: 2022-2024

Barbara Davis, CPDT-KA, CDBC, owner of BADDogsInc Family Dog Training & Behavior, is a certified dog behavior consultant. Barbara specializes in working with families to resolve serious behavior problems with their companion dogs; she also works extensively in rescue dog rehabilitation and integration with fosters and permanent placements. Her company also offers a wide range of individual, group and boarding training programs, as well as a comprehensive trainer development program.

Barbara is a Professional Member of APDT, and holds a CPDT-KA from the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers. She’s an Advisory Board Member of AABP, and an AKC CGC evaluator.

Barbara has been a contributing columnist for the APDT Chronicle of the Dog’s “On Behavior”, which featured several of her challenging case studies. She’s also been featured as a contributor to the IAABC Journal.

Barbara has been actively involved in large breed dog rescue, and supports many canine rescue organizations in her region. She has served on the boards of two charitable foundations supporting large breed dog rescue and the local county animal shelter, and has accumulated 20 years experience volunteering for 3 local animal shelters.

Barbara’s been with IAABC since 2004, motivated to join by her desire to contribute to an organization poised to promote standards and professionalism in the field of animal behavior consulting. In her tenure with IAABC, she has served in a number of volunteer roles, including Regional Coordinator, Exam Committee, RPC/ARC, and Dog Division Chair.

Barbara lives in Corona, CA with her husband, Wayne, and the family’s three golden retrievers.


Dot Baisley

Dot Baisly

Position: Vice President
Term: 2021-2023

Dot Baisly was most recently the shelter division chair for the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC) and is the director of behavior for Northeast Animal Shelter in Salem, MA. Dot is a certified professional dog trainer (CPDT-KA), a certified dog behavior consultant (CDBC), certified cat behavior consultant (CCBC), and certified shelter behavior specialist (CSBS). She also holds a master’s degree in Animal Behavior from Tufts University. She has been working in animal welfare and behavior for over 20 years, both in animal welfare and rescue organizations in New York and New England, and with private clients as a consultant, evaluating dogs, and educating staff and volunteers.


Beverley McKee

Beverley McKee

Position: Board Secretary
Term: 2022-2024

Beverley is the Program Manager, Public Training Services and Care Support at Toronto Humane Society. She is a Certified Dog Behaviour Consultant through the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants and a Certified Professional Dog Trainer – Knowledge Assessed through the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers. She is also a Fear Free Shelter Graduate.

Prior to joining Toronto Humane Society, Beverley owned and operated a successful dog training and dog walking company in Toronto’s west end, and chaired an informal 600-member strong collective of professional dog walkers with a focus on professional and positive reinforcement handling skills development. She also co-founded an interactive educational platform providing professional development and behavior education to pet care professionals as well as general training and behavior education to the general public.

Beverley currently serves as Secretary on the Board of Directors of the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants. She lives in Toronto, Canada with her adopted Australian Cattle Dog Luke.


Suzanne Turner

Suzanne Turner

Position: Treasurer
Term: 2022-2024

Suzanne Turner is a Certified Dog Behavior Consultant (CDBC) and an Accredited Dog Trainer (ADT) through IAABC and a Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA). She is currently working towards her Certified Horse Behavior Consultant (CHBC) and Certified Cat Behavior Consultant (CCBC).

Suzanne has worked and volunteered within animal welfare and local communities for several years and has experience as a Board member of the oldest animal welfare organization in Australia (Est 1935). She also successfully managed a local shelter volunteer program of over 250 volunteers in accordance with the goals and vision of the organization. Suzanne was a clinic lead managing free kerbside clinic providing the community with free wellness examinations, vaccinations, and heartworm / combo tests for over 100 cats and dogs per event, and has been an Executive Committee member for a local not-for-profit sporting organization.

In addition to her experience of animal behavior and training, Suzanne has a Masters with Distinction in Engineering and Business Management and European Studies. She has worked internationally as a professional engineer and project management specialist for over 15 years and can bring on board knowledge and experience in project management, communications, financial management, compliance, stakeholder management, and extensive global experience. She also speaks fluent French, intermediate German, and very basic Japanese.


Philip Sun

Philip Sun

Position: Board Member at Large
Term: 2021-2023

Beyond a plethora of oddball skills and experiences, Philip joins the IAABC as a certified dog trainer based in the San Francisco Bay Area, but can also frequently be found in the shelters of Taiwan. Having grown up in Taipei, Philip is focused on further improving animal welfare programs among municipal shelters and private rescues. Stateside, Philip works with local and international rescues, hoping for the day when dogs no longer need to fly halfway across the globe to find a home.

A lifelong learner, Philip’s area of emphasis revolves around alleviating fear for his own Taiwanese mix, Alisa. Philip strives to further his mechanical skill and theoretical knowledge, with eyes set on becoming a Certified Dog Behavior Consultant (CDBC) with the IAABC. Besides animals, Philip is a reluctant activist, as well as a bonafide gearhead and music lover.


Renee Hall

Renee Hall

Position: Board Member at Large
Term: 2021-2023

Renee Hall is a professional dog trainer and certified Dog Behavior Consultant through her business Let's Speak Dog Training & Sports Studio in Nazareth, PA. Renee is an active member of her community, offering pet, sports and behavior modification at the Studio as well as consulting services for local veterinarians, rescue and shelters. An active mentor, Renee enjoys working with instructors new to the field and introducing a scientific approach to animal training to new students. Teamwork and team development has been paramount to her business plan and offering the best educational environment for learners the theme for continued growth of the business. Renee has been involved with animals most of her life, switched gears from Property/Business Management to open Let's Speak Dog ten years ago.

An active member in dog sports, Renee currently lives with 5 golden retrievers, 2 cats and is usually out playing with the dogs on her day off. A long time sports enthusiast, Renee is currently an active obedience and rally judge, working with NATE developing a competitive venue for Treibball, as well as mentoring for a number of organizations.

Professional Credentials/Affiliations: CPDT-KA, CDBC, APDT Professional Membership, IAABC certified member, IAABC BOD, NATE BOD, NATE CC Chair, P&P Mentor, CWRI, PPG member, AABP, Dogs & Storks, AKC CGC evaluator, CDSP judge, WCRL judge.


Maria Muradas

Maria Muradas

Position: Board Member at Large
Term: 2022-2024

Maria is the lead behaviorist for Dog Matters. In Spain, Maria’s home country, she earned an MSc in Education Psychology and she worked as a researcher at the University of Santiago de Compostela College of Education, where Maria was responsible for developing new and better methods of teaching and learning. The insights gained from that experience have elevated her services in dog behavior modification today as she is able to create better teaching and learning methods for her furry clients and the owners that love them.

After moving to the U.S. in 2010, Maria began focusing her education and career efforts more specifically on dog training, earning an Associate of Science in Chemistry/Biology at Atlanta Metropolitan State College. Maria has worked at a dog daycare and also taught obedience and Nose Work© classes. She then mentored under Dr. James Ha who introduced her to the world of dog behavior modification. Maria now works for Dog Matters as a behavior consultant.

Maria's other credentials include a Certificate of Applied Animal Behavior from the University of Washington, an Associate Nose Work Instructor Certification, an M.Sc in Clinical Animal Behaviour and a Professional Development Certificate in Animal Welfare, Ethics and Law and an IAABC Associate Certified Dog Behavior Consultant Certification.


Kathine Christ

Kathrine Christ

Position: Executive Director

Kathrine is a Certified Dog Behavior Consultant and owner of Hands Full Dog Training, LLC in Wichita, Kansas.


As a 2011 graduate of Texas A&M’s Bush School of Government and Public Service with a Master of International Affairs degree, Kathrine has had an ongoing interest in public policy and nonprofit work.


Prior to starting her own business, Kathrine worked as a research compliance officer for Texas A&M University, reviewing research protocols and working with the Institutional Review Board to ensure ethical treatment of the human subjects involved in research at the university. Her experience in regulatory affairs also included service in a U.S. Embassy as an intern in the consulate, investigating treaty trader visas and performing initial intake of visa applicants.


She has also made inroads with local policy, serving on the Dangerous Dog Subcommittee of the Wichita Animal Control Advisory Board and successfully promoting changes to city codes that provide finer-tuned assessment of and consequences for dogs involved in bite or aggression incidents.


In her free time, Kathrine enjoys playing the Irish whistle, powerlifting, clicker training her horse, mountain biking, and taking care of her 4 children, 2 dogs, and 1 husband.