AWS Shelter Spay/Neuter Clinic

Specializing in positive, relationship-based training and behavior problem solving for dogs who need it most.


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Lisa Walker, CPDT-KA, CBATI has been actively involved in relationship-based dog training and behavior problem solving for over two decades. She attended the renowned Triple Crown Academy for Professional Dog Trainers, graduating as a Certified Canine Training and Behavior Specialist. She is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer through the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers, and is also a Certified Mediator and Certified Facilitator.

Lisa is one of the few Certified Behavior Adjustment Training Instructors worldwide, earned by demonstrating tested and proven experience using BAT to help dogs who exhibit aggression, fear, and bullying.

Lisa is a member of the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants, the Association of Pet Dog Trainers, and the Association of Animal Behavior Professionals. She is also a member of the New England Center for Humane Dog Training.

She is a Licensed Presenter for the internationally acclaimed Dogs & Storks® and Dog & Baby Connection™ programs, teaches obedience classes at the Animal Welfare Society in Kennebunk, Maine, and is an Approved AKC Canine Good Citizen Evaluator.

Lisa has personally rescued, fostered and trained hundreds of homeless dogs, providing her with extensive, hands-on experience living with and successfully resolving challenging canine behaviors. She has a deep understanding of the characteristics and baggage a rescued dog may bring to a new home, and specializes in dogs who are fearful, anxious, or reactive.

Lisa shares her home with her husband, Mike, and five special rescued dogs; a Toy Poodle named Jolie, a Dachshund named Marty McFly, a Wirehaired Terrier named Zoe, an American Shelter Dog named Jill, and a White German Shepherd Dog named Seguin, and two adopted cats; Pippin and Charlotte.


"The dogs are doing well and have made marked improvement. You were so helpful, thanks so much for your patience and resources. I really appreciate your multi-faceted approach and non-judgmental style--part of the hard part about reading advice on-line and even books is that trainers are often so dogmatic I feel like I'm doing something wrong no matter which direction I turn. You didn't do that at all, and I REALLY appreciate it. Anyway, thanks again for your help, hopefully we won't need you again but if we run into any problems, you're definitely first on the list to call." - Corie Washow, Durham, ME