Who Are We?
Meredith Minkin, CDBC, CBCC-KA, CPDT-KA
Meredith Minkin has extensive qualifications and expertise as a professional dog trainer. A Certified Professional Dog Trainer - Knowledge Assessed and a Certified Dog Behavior Consultant, she has appeared as a dog training expert on numerous Metro-Atlanta area television and radio programs, including Victoria Stillwell’s “It’s Me or the Dog.” Meredith specializes in solving severe dog behavior disorders such as aggression, anxiety, and phobias, and has many years of experience working with a broad range of breeds in a wide variety of environments.
Meredith is on the Board of Directors of the Dogwood Jack Russell Terrier Club, and has been active in many civic projects, from building a dog park to helping develop Paws for the Cause. She volunteers as a behavior evaluator for over a dozen animal rescue organizations in the Metro-Atlanta area, and has personally found homes for more than 1,000 dogs with loving families.
Meredith is one of the founders of Canine CellMates, A Fulton County Jail Dog Program. As part of the Fulton County Jail’s dog program, Meredith evaluates and places dogs from Fulton County Animal Control with prisoners so they can train them as part of their rehabilitation. She also serves the City of Atlanta and Fulton County as a professional expert on the Animal Control Hearing Board, rendering advisory opinions involving pets that have been declared dangerous or potentially dangerous by an animal control officer.
Recently, Meredith was appointed by The Fulton County Board Of Commissioners to the Animal Control Hearing Board. She will serve the City of Atlanta and Fulton County as a professional expert, who will render advisory opinions involving pets that have been declared dangerous or potentially dangerous by an animal control officer. Meredith’s dogs compete in many activities, and her dog Bullet has earned multiple titles, including "champion" in barn hunt, go-to-ground, super-earth and lure coursing. She is the first dog in the United States to earn gold, silver, and bronze medals in rally working trials.
In 2011 and 2012, Bullet was invited to race at the Purina Incredible Dog Challenge. Meredith’s dogs participate in nose work, tracking, rally obedience, toss and fetch (disc dog), flyball, agility, steeple chase racing, dock-diving, lure coursing, go-to-ground, superearth, barn and brush hunt. Most recently, they have added "herding" to their resume! Meredith earned her Bachelor’s degree in Art from Mount Holyoke College, and completed her post-baccalaureate art education at Tufts University. She has drawn illustrations for books, magazines, and a greeting card company that she co-founded.