About

Ruth Crisler, CPDT-KA

Ruth Crisler has been working with dogs and horses in Chicago since 1991 and training dogs professionally in Chicago since 1998. She is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer (Knowledge Assessed), AKC Canine Good Citizen Test Evaluator, Professional Member of the International Association of Canine Professionals, and Supporting Member of the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants. She has competed in AKC Rally and Obedience with her adopted Labrador Retriever Olive Oyl, and has provided dog training support to Rottweiler, Pit Bull, English Bulldog and Dogo Argentino rescue groups. She believes that different dogs require different approaches and that the best tools a trainer can posess are experience and an open mind.

Ruth Crisler

  1. H. Houlahan’s avatar

    Ruth, it looks as if this is your very first blog post.

    An auspicious beginning! Keep it up!

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    1. ruthcrisler’s avatar

      Thanks for the encouragement, and stay tuned for more random analysis….

      Reply

  2. Cathie’s avatar

    I really wish I had your gift of writing! Everything you said is exactly what I feel. Keep up the blog, great reading and I will pass your words on to others I know.

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    1. ruthcrisler’s avatar

      Thanks, Cathie. That means a lot.

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  3. Marla’s avatar

    excellent writing. excellent points. that’s why i like you so much.

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  4. Kelly’s avatar

    Hi Ruth,

    I would love the opportunity to e-mail you about an event that’s coming up in Chicago! Pinups for Pitbulls will be hosting a fundraiser at the Cobra Lounge on Saturday, May 15 that will promote responsible pitbull ownership in Chicago and beyond! Pinups for Pitbulls is a non-profit that works year-round to change the public perception of bully breeds and secure financial help for homeless pitbulls across the map. The national non-profit couples 1950s pinup culture with pitbull advocacy. In 2009 they raised more than $20,000, all of which was donated to pitbull-friendly rescues and individual bullies in need across the United States.

    I know that you’ve done some awesome work with bully breeds and other “aggressive” breeds, and we’d love your support at this event. It’ll be a night full of fun, music, burlesque performances and bully breed education. Pinups for Pitbulls’ popular yearly calendar will be for sale on site and gifts will be raffled off to attendees.

    Little Darling, Pinup for Pitbulls’ Founder, would love to chat with you about the event and her role within the organization.

    I’d love to send you the press release and additional details, if the event sounds like something you might want to attend or include in your See Spot Blog blog.

    Thank you!
    Kelly

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  5. Jackie Jou’s avatar

    Hi! I’m writing from Macmillan Kids Books and was wondering if you would be interested in receiving updates of our books for review or promotion. We publish several pet and animal books a year and would love to get your input on them. Some of our upcoming titles include THE FIRST PUP: The Real Story of How Bo Got To the White House written and illustrated by Bob Staake and BEAUTIFUL YETTA: The Yiddish Chicken written by Daniel Pinkwater and illustrated by Jill Pinkwater. If interested, please let me know your preferred email and mailing address. Thanks for your interest and I hope to hear from you soon!

    Best wishes,

    Jackie Jou
    Marketing Assistant
    Macmillan Children’s Publishers

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  6. joan harris’s avatar

    Hi Ruth,
    I read your letter to CCPDT and I am curious about their response. Please keep me posted. Also, congratulations on your 10,000 hits. I, for one, always enjoy reading your blogs.
    Joan

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    1. ruthcrisler’s avatar

      I will. No telling at this point. But I should have a response within the next ten days. Maybe I’ll be granted “conscientious objector” status?

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      1. Sue Alexander’s avatar

        What letter to the CCPDT? And why did you cross out your accreditation?

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  7. Gary Wilkes’s avatar

    Ruth,
    Kudos. For more detailed praise, email me at wilkesgm@aol.com. (I don’t want your head to get too big in public. :)
    Best Regards and great professional respect,
    Gary Wilkes

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  8. Joan’s avatar

    Great post, thanks.

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