Jane Kopelman – Guest Instructor

Jane Kopelman is a dog trainer and owner of Animals for Adoption. Jane was on the behavior staff at the ASPCA in New York City for five years working on the behavior helpline as well as running volunteer training workshops and classes for the general public. Appointed by the City of New York, she has served on the board of ACC (Animal Care and Control) in New York City. She also served on the Board of Directors of Angel on a Leash. She has an extensive background in evaluating and training dogs.

For almost twenty years, Jane has been the owner of All About Dogs, a dog training business in New York. She does private training and behavior counseling.

Jane is a certified therapy dog team evaluator for Pet Partners (formerly Delta Society) and teaches therapy dog classes in New York City as well as in upstate New York. She is also an AKC Canine Good Citizen evaluator. She serves as a consultant for Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center’s therapy dog program. She has evaluated and trained hundreds of therapy dog teams. Jane has been doing pet therapy with her own dogs for more twenty years.

Two years ago, Jane started a program at Green Chimneys that brings shelter dogs and special needs children together.

Jane has lectured nationally on sheltering and community outreach. She is the national director of the Training WheelsÒ shelter outreach program which was featured on ESPN’s “Don’t Be Like Mike” video. She has also appeared on “It’s Me or the Dog” with Victoria Stillwell.


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