Danette Johnston is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA), a Fear Free Certified Professional (FFCP) Trainer and has been a Licensed Veterinary Technician (LVT) in the state of Washington. She has trained dogs (and people!) working in animal hospitals and shelters prior to opening Dog’s Day Out daycare and training center in Seattle in 2000. Danette is a Licensed Canine Good Citizen evaluator for the AKC and worked as an animal-assisted therapy Instructor. She is a presenter for Doggone Safe teaching bite prevention to school-age children and is the creator/instructor of Barks & Babes, a specialized class for expecting parents on how to prepare their dog for the family’s human addition. Danette started a Shelter Training Program in which she educates staff and volunteers at rescues to improve the lives of shelter animals. She currently shares her home with Ernie, a brown tabby with many extra toes, a 20-pound fluffy rescue dog named Boogie, one human teenager, and a very tolerant husband.