Debbie Bauer, HTACP, has over 25 years of teaching and consulting experience working with dogs and their people. She is a certified Healing Touch for Animals practitioner, as well as a Tellington TTouch Companion Animal practitioner. Debbie specializes in working with dogs that display shy, fearful and reactive behaviors. She also has extensive experience working with dogs with special abilities, including deaf and blind/deaf dogs.
Debbie is the author of several books. She has completed extensive training in Healing Touch for Animals, Tellington TTouch, animal communication, canine myotherapy, craniosacral techniques for small animals, canine fitness, and several other modalities. Debbie is also a Reiki Master. She continues to expand her knowledge and skills to be able to offer the best to the animals and people she works with.
Debbie has trained dogs in a variety of fields, including therapy work, flyball, herding, print ad and media work, obedience, rally, agility, musical freestyle, conformation, lure coursing, tricks and scent work. She has over 13 years of experience with custom-training assistance dogs, including medical alert dogs, to match the specific needs of each person. She enjoys presenting workshops and classes on dog training, behavioral wellness, and working with blind/deaf dogs.
Debbie enjoys working with dogs through rescues and shelters. Her special interest lies in educating the public about dogs which are homozygous merle (often called double merle), and about how deaf, blind, and deaf/blind dogs can live happy fulfilled lives as part of a family.