Veronica Sanchez M.Ed CABC CPDT-KA is the founder of the Cooperative Paws Service Dog Coach™, an educational certification program for professional trainers. She teaches dog trainers how to train service dogs and how to incorporate service dog training into their pet dog training businesses. She also offers a variety of online courses on different aspects of service dog training and often speaks and writes on service dogs for professional associations.
She is the author of the book, Service Dog Coaching: A Guide for Pet Dog Trainers and has supported owner-trainers training service dogs for mobility, hearing, mental health, neurological problems and dual guide-mobility work. Her interest in service dogs is both professional and personal, as she has a disability herself, a neurological condition called generalized dystonia, and she has trained her own dogs to assist as service dogs.
She has a master’s in education and a bachelor’s in psychology from George Mason University in Fairfax County, Virginia. She also has a certificate in brain research in education from the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington.