About

Hi, Welcome to our website! I’m Miki, a certified dog trainer and dog training and behavior consultant, in Yokohama, Japan. My sweet blind Doxie Nono is my best teacher in life. We challenged obedience training and exams together and always try to enjoy life more. She is always so positive, has showed me her incredible abilities, and proved that blind dogs possess great possibilities.

As a dog trainer/dog training instructor, I have worked with visually-impaired dogs with different causes, processes and conditions of blindness, such as almost blind, totally blind, lost one eye, lost vision gradually or suddenly and so on. Of course, they all are brilliant!

My dream as a blind dog’s owner is to be my dog’s guide dog. My mission as a expert in training blind dogs is to enrich the lives of them by conveying that blind dogs have fabulous abilities and possibilities and can enjoy their lives, teaching their owners how to help and train them, and sharing my experiences and training methods with dog trainers who work with them.


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Miki Saito, CPDT-KA

Certified Dog Trainer / Dog Training and Behavior Consultant / Expert in Training Blind Dogs

Yokohama, Japan

CCPDT certified CPDT-KA #2112801
APDT Professional Member #80346
PPG Full Member Dog Training Pro #9414960
International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants Support Member
Completed Behavior+ Works Professional Course – Living & Learning with Animals
Completed Animal Behaviour and Welfare – The University of Edinburgh
JAHA certified VT (Veterinary Technician)
JAHTA certified CRT (Canine Rehabilitation Therapist -Basic-)

齋藤美紀, CPDT-KA

犬のトレーニングと行動のコンサルタント、ブラインドドッグトレーナー

横浜市青葉区在住。

CCPDT認定CPDT-KA
APDT(ペットドッグトレーナーズ協会)プロフェッショナルメンバー
PPG フルメンバー ドッグトレーニングプロ
IAABC サポートメンバー
Behavior+ Works プロフェッショナルコース – Living & Learning with Animals 修了
The University of Edinburgh Animal Behaviour and Welfare コース修了
JAHA認定2級VT (動物看護士)
JAHTA認定CRT (Canine Rehabilitation Therapist -Basic-)

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Nono

Miniature Dachshund/Girl/14-yrs/The first and only blind dog passed D.I.N.G.O. Master Handler Test She was diagnosed with PRA (Progressive Retinal Atrophy) and had already been almost blind when she was 6-yrs and had just started training. Not long after, she went totally blind. She loves pumpkin, clicker training and my husband.

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ミニチュア・ダックスフンド/女の子/14歳/D.I.N.G.O.マスターハンドラーテストブラインドドッグ(目の見えない犬)合格第1号。 トレーニングをはじめたばかりの6歳のときに、PRA(進行性網膜萎縮)と診断され、その後完全に失明。私の夫とクリッカートレーニング、かぼちゃが大好き。


My Mission

  • Spreading knowledge and skills of behavioral management (training and enrichment) based on the science and technology of behavior change and high ethical standard to provide dogs with good care
  • Enriching the lives of blind dogs
  • Encouraging blind dog owners to keep on raising their dog
  • Increasing adoption of blind dog

活動の目的

  • 行動変化の科学と高い倫理基準に基づいた、よいアニマルケアを実現するための行動マネージメント(トレーニングとエンリッチメント)の知識と技術の普及
  • ブラインドドッグのQOL(生活の質)の向上
  • ブラインドドッグの飼い主の飼養意欲維持の支援
  • ブラインドドッグのアダプションを増やす

Attended Seminars, Workshops, Camps and Conferences – Continuing Education

2015

Resource Guarding between Animals: Causes and Remedies – Ken McCort
ClickerExpo Portland – Karen Pryor, Ken Ramirez, Susan G. Friedman, Ph.D., Jesús Rosales-Ruiz, Ph.D., Hannah Branigan, Theresa McKeon, Laura VanArendonk Baugh and Sarah Owings
Learn and Master The Drop On Recall…It’s Really Just Fun and Games!!! – Barb Levenson
Why is animal welfare important to dogs? – Mia Cobb
Obedience Skillbuilding 1 – Hannah Branigan
Living and Learning with Animals for Professionals – Susan G. Friedman, Ph.D. (Audited)
BAT (Behavior Adjustment Training) – Joey Iversen
FROM DOLPHIN TO DOGS – Ken Reamirez

2014

Multi-Dog Households: From First Date to After the Honeymoon (ASPCA) – Dr. Patricia McConnell, CAAB
Obedience FUNdamentals – Hannah Branigan (DVD)
Loose Leash Walking – Daniela Cardillo
BAT (Behavior Adjustment Training) Leash Skills – Grisha Stewart MA, CPDT-KA
BAT (Behavior Adjustment Training) for Geeks – Grisha Stewart MA, CPDT-KA
Animal Behaviour and Welfare – The University of Edinburgh
Sensational Stays (Fenzi Dog Sports Academy) – Hannah Branigan
Reducing Behavior with Reinforcement: Oxymorons and Other Jumbo Shrimp (IAABC) – Susan G. Friedman, Ph.D.

2013

Do As I Do: A New Training Method Based on Social Learning – Claudia Fugazza (DVD)
Living and Learning with Animals for Professionals – Susan G. Friedman, Ph.D.

2012

ClickerExpo 2012 Nashville – Ken Ramirez, Cecile Koste, Michele Pouliot, Alexandra Kurland, Dr. Clive Wynne
TellingtonTTouch for horse workshop – Debby Potts
Reinforcement Strategies – Ken Ramirez (DVD)
Problem Solving – Ken Ramirez (DVD)
Predicting and Handling Aggression – Sue Sternberg (DVD)

2011

TellingtonTTouch for dog workshop – Debby Potts

2010

TellingtonTTouch for dog workshop – Debby Potts
Shelter Medicine seminar – Dr. Aki Tanaka (UC Davis)
Series of seminars on the ophthalmology of dogs and cats for vet – Dr. Yoshitaka Kobayashi
Japanese Board of Veterinary Practitioners Forum
Japanese College of Veterinary Internal Medicine Conference

2009

The process of raising level of training seminar – Dr. Ian Dunbar
Coaching skills seminar – Terry Ryan
Humane education workshop & seminar – Dr. William Ellery Samuels
JAPDT conference – Dr. Jennifer Messer and so on
Japanese Board of Veterinary Practitioners Forum

2008

TellingtonTTouch for dog workshop – Debby Potts
Evaluate your dog camp 2008 – Ken McCort
Operant Conditioning: History and Accomplishment seminar – Bob Baily
Operant Conditioning: undamentals seminar – Bob Baily
Teaching self-control seminar – Kay Laurence
Japanese Animal Hospital Association conference
JAPDT conference – Steve White and so on
Japanese Board of Veterinary Practitioners Forum
Japanese College of Veterinary Internal Medicine Conference

2007

Dog scout workshop – Terry Ryan
Agility workshop – Terry Ryan
TellingtonTTouch for dog workshop – Debby Potts
Calming Signals seminar – Turid Rugaas
JAHA pet dog training instructor training courses (level 6) – Terry Ryan
Learning about RSPCA seminar – Tony Crittenden
Japanese Board of Veterinary Practitioners Forum
Japanese College of Veterinary Internal Medicine Conference

2006

Dog Training Seminar for staffs of animal hospital – Terry Ryan
JAHA pet dog training instructor training courses (level 1 thru 4) – Terry Ryan
Japanese Board of Veterinary Practitioners Forum