Hello! My name is Drew Kaufman and I am an Animal Behavior College (ABC) Certified Dog Trainer with over 14 years experience in dog training. Animal Behavior College (ABC) is approved by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education and is an internationally recognized school. As part of my certification requirements, I completed an externship at the Jasper Animal Rescue Mission (JARM) in Ridgeland, SC. My year-long commitment to that program provided me with a formal education in canine obedience training and an understanding of behavior.
I’m passionate about continuing education and staying current with the most effective training methods. Throughout the years I’ve honed my skills by taking continuing education courses with Leerburg Online University. I’ve taken courses in Dealing with Dominant and Aggressive Dogs, The Power of Training Dogs with Markers, Obedience and Behavior Foundations Parts 1 & 2, Intermediate Dog Obedience, Leash Skills, and Remote Collar Training. My certification, education, and experience provide me the skills required to effectively and humanely train your dog while keeping alive the spark that makes your dog so special to you.
When not training and walking dogs, Drew enjoys tennis, running, and attending concerts.
Quick Facts About Drew & Just a Walk in the Park
Dogs have always been part of my life with my family having pets that included Akitas, Dalmatians, Greyhounds and most recently Rhodesian Ridgebacks. And then four years ago I rescued Cassie, a Shepard mix. All of these pets helped me realize my passion for dogs and a desire to better understand animal behavior and to become involved in training.
Owner & Founder, Just a Walk in the Park
Just a Walk in the Park was founded in 2011 on the values of patience, care, and compassion. Every animal has a unique personality and disposition. Because of this, every animal needs to be trained differently. This requires a unique trainer, with a wide range of experience and a wealth of knowledge. Whether you want to train a young or an older pet , you need expert guidance to effectively train your pet. You can count on Drew to train with love and compassion.