Our Dog Trainer
Fortunate Fido is known for our experienced dog training! We have and are pursuing certification opportunities to better understand and help you with your dog training journey.
Read our dog trainer’s biography and see for yourself!
Deanna Biesan, IAABC-ADT
Deanna has had dogs her whole life. Currently, she has two dogs, a Rough Collie, Stitch, and a working line Belgian Tervuren, Mork. Stitch came to her with anxiety and health issues that led to him being reactive to people and dogs. He taught her patience and how health can affect a dog’s behavior. He was her entry into the dog training world. Through him, she discovered Fortunate Fido and started her journey toward becoming a trainer herself.
While Stitch enjoys relaxing at home, Mork is a Belgian Tervuren that embodies the meaning of fun. He’s taught her all about over arousal and helped her learn methods to help dogs calm themselves down rather than act out of frustration and arousal by biting, barking, etc. He loves working on scent work, frisbee, rally, parkour, and more! Every day he reminds her to enjoy what life brings!
While she enjoys training for sports, one of her favorite things to teach is cooperative care. She loves teaching dogs to be comfortable being handled at the groomer, vet, etc. and to have their nails trimmed and more! Even if it seems impossible, with small steps, you’d be amazed at what progress can be made while your dog remains comfortable and opting in to the experience.
She started her journey by apprenticing under the trainers at Fortunate Fido. First, she helped out with puppy and manners classes and as she learned and studied more, she apprenticed under Ginger Alpine CPDT-KSA with aggressive, fearful, and reactive dogs. Ginger had decades of experience working with dogs of all sorts and she taught Deanna how to work positively to empower and help dogs from all walks of life. From there, Deanna earned her IAABC-ADT certification and continues to pursue certification and educational opportunities in order to stay up to date on the best ways to help the dogs she works with. She bought the business from Ginger in 2019 as Ginger began a transition into retirement by opening her enrichment center, Alpine Acres.
We offer private lessons which let you pick and choose what you would like to work on. It could be as simple as learning more about your puppy or training impulse control, relaxation around other dogs, and more!
Fortunate Fido is known for our experienced dog trainers! Our focus is on keeping our knowledge up to date with education and certification.
Read our Trainer’s Bio and see for yourself!
We’re available email to answer questions regarding our classes or training. Email us for more information or to set up a private training lesson at Fortunate Fido or in your home!