Meet The Teacher
Kristina Dieta Setiabudi
Certified Dog Trainer & Behaviour Consultant
BBA - Arnhem Business School, The Netherlands
KPA-CTP, Graduate (Distinction) - Karen Pryor Academy for Animal Training & Behavior, USA
Level 1 TAGteach International certified trainer
Puppy Start Right Instructor
A certified dog trainer, Dieta has seen first-hand the difference she can make in the life of a pet dog's life through positive signals and positive reinforcement. Dieta specialises in training puppies and in helping shy and fearful dogs using counter-conditioning and desensitisation techniques. She believes that if she could proactively provide puppies with the much-needed social and life skills, most behaviour problems can be prevented.
Dieta's career transition to become a Dog Trainer & Behaviour Consultant was sparked from her lifelong passion for animals and her dog, Josh - a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. She realised how fearful he was and found herself totally unprepared. She started looking for ways to help Josh and started training him using reward-based training methods to help Josh overcome his fears. Dieta saw how Josh becomes happier and more confident each day and she decided to go to the US and learn more about dog behaviour and training at Karen Pryor Academy.
She has recently completed all the modules for her Msc in Canine Life Sciences from Bergin University of Canine Studies and she is working on her thesis. Concurrently, she is taking a degree in Ethology - a field of study focusing in animal behaviour - under the guidance of world-renowned Dr Roger Abrantes, the Scientific Director of Ethology Institute Cambridge. Kristina is always learning new things from her dog students and from experts in animal behaviour.
She is a graduate with distinction from the world-renowned Karen Pryor Academy for Animal Training & Behaviour, USA; under the supervision of the world-renowned dog trainer, Terry Ryan. She has also become a KPA-CTP (Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner) and took the Puppy Start Right for Instructor Course from the same institution to learn more about puppy socialisation and learning. She is also a TAGteach Level 1 Certified Teacher in TAG, a revolutionary new way of teaching using tag point.
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