About

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Meet the Team

FACILTIY

Our main training room is 8000sf with 30ft ceiling height, high efficiency energy saving lighting, tru-blue anti-static mats. We have competition grade equipment for agility and obedience. Separate crating room. two bathrooms, honor system hospitality.

Andrea Batista

Andrea Batista is a co-owner of Canine Sports & Activity Center and owner of VIP Canine, LLC. (link to VIP Canine). Andrea attended Penn Fosters College and Animal Behavior College, earning her certification in dog training from both institutions. She is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer-Knowledge Assessed (CPDT-KA) trainer and a member of the APDT (Association of Professional Dog Trainers). She graduated as a groomer from the Nash Academy of Animal Arts in 2007.

Since 2005, Andrea has had the opportunity to work with different breeds, ages, and temperament of dogs with a variety of behavioral problems such as house soiling, destructive behavior, reactivity, separation anxiety, etc.

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She continues to attend professional development and educational seminars along with reading current up-to-date literature.

She spends her spare time working with her dog Spartacus (Cane Corso) in agility, rally obedience, nosework, and tricks training.

Nicole Levien

Nicole Levien is co-owner of Canine Sports & Activity Center. After falling in love with dog training and the sport of agility in 2009, she dreamed of creating the kind of training space she wanted to train in. The dream was realized in 2020 with partner Andrea Batista.

Nicole is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer – Knowledge Assessed (CPDT-KA), a Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner (KPA-CTP) and a member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT).

She enjoys teaching students and learning about behavioral training.

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“What I love about dog training is that you can never learn everything, but you are always learning something. What I love about teaching is that moment when a student realizes that they can communicate with their dog, that they can understand one another.”

Nicole has earned titles on her dogs in agility and rally obedience (multiple venues). Currently working with her Australian shepherd, Caymus (CH. Te Amo’s Best Day Ever!) and has plans for another pup to join the team soon.

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