Amber Burckhalter, CNWI, CDBC

APDT Immediate Past Chair

Amber Burckhalter, CNWI, CDBC
Amber Burckhalter, CNWI, CDBC

Amber Burckhalter, CNWI, CDBC is a renowned expert in canine obedience and behavior modification. She has spent 20 years working with all types of dogs on pack mentality, behavior modification and all levels of obedience.

She is considered an expert in the canine aggression field, using positive training methods and, in addition to being the Owner and directing all K-9 Coach training activities, this is now her professional focus.

Amber has served as an expert witness in court proceedings and has been featured in the Atlanta Journal Constitution and other newspapers, both for her expert opinion and her call to action for other trainers.

She has appeared in Women's Day, Parents Magazine, The APDT Chronicle of the Dog, and numerous other publications. Amber has also appeared on local television programs including Good Day Atlanta and in a WSB-TV Channel 2 exposé that profiled Norred and Associates and Amber's work with busting dog fighting rings and rehabilitating former fighting pitbull dogs.

In 2008, the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) named Amber 'Head Trainer' for the End Dog Fighting Campaign in Atlanta and she went on to co-design the curriculum for the nationwide HSUS program and log over 400 hours training and instructing at risk youth and their pit bulls in obedience, agility and behavior modification. She has appeared on National Public Radio and several other radio talk shows as a canine expert and is sought after by numerous organizations for her help using positive training methods to successfully train and rehab dogs.

She is proud to act as a mentor to other trainers and regularly hosts CEU approved educational conferences with world-renowned trainers.