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Meet Our Team

All of the Puppy Professor's trainers are highly knowledgeable and educated in dog and animal behavior from highly respected institutions such as the Karen Pryor Academy and Shedd Aquarium. Read more about each of our trainers below, and we look forward to meeting you soon.

Amy Saletta, KPA CTP

Owner & Training Director

 Amy Saletta, aka "The Puppy Professor",  has built her business helping families train their puppies and adult dogs. For over 10 years, her private in home sessions and small group classes helped hundreds of dogs become solid household citizens.


Using dog-friendly methods, Amy shows you how to communicate with your pup and build a strong bond of trust and respect. She especially enjoys teaching children how to build a relationship with their puppy.


As a Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner (KPA CTP), Amy understands the importance of setting both you and your dog up for success. She will soon have you hooked on clicker training, a training method based on behavioral science, that is both fun and effective!

Professional Certifications & Memberships
  • Karen Pryor Academy for Animal Training and Behavior - Graduated with Distinction: July 2012

  • Certified Instructor, Puppy Start Right Program, Karen Pryor Academy: May 2013

  • Member, Doggone Safe

  • Subscribing Member, Society of Veterinary Behavior Technicians

  • Program Manager and Lead  Instructor, A Sound Beginning Program

  • Presenter - "Be a Tree" Doggone Safe Bite Prevention Program

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Maggie Fahner, MS

Lead Instructor

  • Shedd Aquarium, former Trainer and Animal Programs Collection Manager

  • “Unleashed in Evanston” – Dog Daycare & Training Center, former Lead trainer

  • Emergency and Critical Care Center, former Vet Tech

  • Lead Instructor: A Sound Beginning Program

Julie Benson, KPA CTP

Lead Instructor

  • Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner

  • Certified Professional Dog Trainer- Knowledge Assessed (CPDT-KA)

  • Certified Trick Dog Instructor (CTDI)

  • Trainer at A.D.O.P.T. Pet Shelter- Naperville, IL

  • Member Doggone Safe

  • Lead Instructor: A Sound Beginning Program

Providing private dog training, puppy training, and group dog and puppy training classes in Glen Ellyn, Wheaton, Lombard, Winfield, Carol Stream and surrounding areas. Services include puppy day training, family dog training for kids, loose-leash walking training, puppy potty training, puppy socialization class, dog training tricks, fearful dog training, rescue dog training, and clicker training. We use positive reinforcement dog training methods. Owned by Amy Saletta, KPA CTP. 

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