The mission of Puppy Prodigies is to provide unique initiatives that utilize service, therapy and emotional support dogs in an effort to empower people with disabilities, kids with special needs, wounded warriors and veterans with PTSD. We build the foundation for future teamwork by positively strengthening the human-animal bond which allows for profound paws-on healing interventions. Our values are deeply rooted in the quest to facilitate lifelong bonds between people and dogs.
Our Executive Director, Judy Fridono has an Associates Degree in Assistance Dog Training from Bergin University of Canine Studies.
She has volunteered and trained dogs at several service dog organizations which has given her a well rounded perspective of different techniques for training and placing dogs within the industry, as well as using this knowledge for rescues.
Judy also has a bachelor's degree and her previous corporate life included a career in healthcare administration/business development. She also received certificates from San Francisco's Hearing Dog Program and the Marin Humane Society's Canine Behavior Academy. She held a certified professional dog trainer title, and knows the value of education.
She stays current on the latest training techniques, and attends seminars each year taught by some top professionals in the field of dog training. She stays abreast on the research of the human-animal bond.