Tricia Baker, CPDT- KA

Tricia Baker, CPDT-KA, 20 Paws Dog Training Owner and Youth Mental Health First Aid Instructor. After a 20 year corporate career in marketing, she took her love for animals and started her career as a teacher of dog training. Tricia’s belief is that a well-behaved dog adds significant value to our lives. She and her five dogs are involved in many dog activities, but most especially therapy work. Miki, her 9 year old Pomeranian is Tricia’s demonstration dog at work. Miki has earned his Canine Good Citizen certification, along with therapy dog certification from Bright & Beautiful.Miki has earned his AKC Distinguished Therapy Dog title.
In addition to being a dog trainer, Tricia is Co-Director of AIR™ Attitudes In Reverse®, a non-profit whose mission is to start conversations about mental health issues and student suicide prevention. Certified therapy dogs are a big part of Tricia’s advocacy work in schools, as petting a dog releases oxytocin, serotonin and dopamine and lowers cortisol level.

AIR Dogs: Paws for Minds Program Director
Bright & Beautiful Therapy Dog Certified Evaluator
AKC Canine Good Citizen Certified Evaluator #86409
Youth Mental Health First Aid Certified Instructor

Member Associations:

Member Association of Pet Dog Trainers – APDT
Member of CCPDT- Certifying Council for Professional Dog Trainers
Member IAABC, International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants
Member Icelandic Sheepdog Association of America
Bright & Beautiful Therapy Dog Association
Old-Time Scotch Collie Association
Society for the Preservation of Scotch Collies


Certified Professional Dog Trainer-CPDT-KA
American Kennel Club Canine Good Citizens Evaluator # 86409 C.G.C.
Bright & Beautiful Certified Evaluator
Graduate of Instructor’s Training Course, ITC, November 2011