Lisa Triggs, MSc, SDC

Lisa has over 26 years of exotic and domestic animal training experience. Her passion and dedication to animals is infectious. She grew up on the east coast with a house full of cats and dogs.  While attending college, she worked at several vet offices and a cat and dog boarding facility.  She trained her first dog to be a therapy dog and visited nursing homes each week.  In her senior year of college, Lisa’s mom sparked her passion for marine mammals when she invited Lisa for a day long behind the scenes at the New York Aquarium (NYA).  When Lisa graduated, with a Bachelor of Arts in Animal Behavior, she started working full time at the NYA training a variety of critters including walrus, seals and sea otters.  In 1996, Lisa left the east coast for the Pacific Northwest and a job training animals (polar bears, walrus, beluga whales, arctic foxes, seals, sea lions and sea otters) at the Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium in Tacoma, Washington.  In 2008, she returned to school to obtain a Master’s of Science in Biology.

Lisa has dabbled in many dog sports but finds the most joy in trick training and dog agility.  She has titles on various dogs including the AKC Canine Good Citizen and advanced Trick titles, as well as titles in three different agility venues.   Lisa and her animal-loving husband share their Port Orchard home with 7 dogs, 5 cats and 2 horses. 

Lisa is a professional member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT), an AKC Canine Good Citizen (CGC) and Trick Evaluator, a  Certified Service Dog Trainer and an active board member for the Rainier Agility Team.

Lisa Triggs, MSc, SDC

Lisa has over 26 years of exotic and domestic animal training experience. Her passion and dedication to animals is infectious. She grew up on the east coast with a house full of cats and dogs.  While attending college, she worked at several vet offices and a cat and dog boarding facility.  She trained her first dog to be a therapy dog and visited nursing homes each week.  In her senior year of college, Lisa’s mom sparked her passion for marine mammals when she invited Lisa for a day long behind the scenes at the New York Aquarium (NYA).  When Lisa graduated, with a Bachelor of Arts in Animal Behavior, she started working full time at the NYA training a variety of critters including walrus, seals and sea otters.  In 1996, Lisa left the east coast for the Pacific Northwest and a job training animals (polar bears, walrus, beluga whales, arctic foxes, seals, sea lions and sea otters) at the Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium in Tacoma, Washington.  In 2008, she returned to school to obtain a Master’s of Science in Biology.

Lisa has dabbled in many dog sports but finds the most joy in trick training and dog agility.  She has titles on various dogs including the AKC Canine Good Citizen and advanced Trick titles, as well as titles in three different agility venues.   Lisa and her animal-loving husband share their Port Orchard home with 7 dogs, 5 cats and 2 horses. 

Lisa is a professional member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT), an AKC Canine Good Citizen (CGC) and Trick Evaluator, a  Certified Service Dog Trainer and an active board member for the Rainier Agility Team.

 
 
 

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