About Head Trainer Tina Alderman
After working as a MSW clinical social worker for many years, Tina Alderman left her career for her dream of working with dogs. Along with owning a successful pet care company in Boston, she volunteered at the local shelters and dog training facilities, increasing her skills and knowledge.
Tina rescued a high-energy, powerful cattle dog named Red from a local trainer. She was unable to control his excitement, was embarrassed on walks, and didn’t want to take him anywhere. She realized that treats and obedience training alone wasn’t working for Red. Treats made Red more excited, and hours of exercise left him unfulfilled.
After attending Cesar Millan’s intensive Fundamentals of Dog Behavior class, it started to come together for Tina. The most powerful tool was her own energy. “The way I projected myself and reacted to Red’s behaviors was directly affecting Red becoming a follower and ultimately, a happy, adjusted, member of our family.”
Tina thanks Red for allowing her to move out of her comfort zone, determined to fulfill her own pet’s needs and the needs of her clients and their dogs. She lives in Fort Lauderdale with her wife and daughter, two dogs Buffy and Pebbles, and helper cat Mia.
Tina volunteers at the “Training Cesar’s Way Fundamentals” course at The Country Inn Pet Resort Resort in Fort Lauderdale.