AZ Canine Centers Team
Nathan Braaten is a dog behaviorist and training expert with almost 3 decades in the industry. He brings top-tier qualifications and deep confidence in dogs and their ability to enrich and enhance lives.
Following life-changing brain surgery, Nathan witnessed firsthand the power dog can have in help and healing. This experience, along with his affection for animals, spurred his career and ignited a lifelong passion for helping people and their dogs work together successfully. His experience and expertise encompasses training for assistance and mobility, obedience, agility, and all-around good citizenry. He loves what he does and has borne witness to countless inspiring success stories.
Nathan is a proud graduate of Triple Crown Dog Training School in Hutto, Texas. Nathan has a degree in Canine Sciences from Bergin University in Santa Rosa, California—the standard bearer for service dog trainers in the United States. For the last three decades, Nathan has devoted his life to training ADA service dogs for those with mobility issues. Over the years, he expanded his training offerings and certifications and now offers training in a range of modalities, including basic and advanced level obedience.
Nathan is also certified as an AKC (American Kennel Club) Evaluator, providing AKC evaluations and certifications for Tricks and Agility Titles, Puppy Star Certifications, and Canine Good Citizen. He is a member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT), a professional organization of individual trainers who are committed to becoming better trainers through education. Nathan is also a member of the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters, an advocate for the welfare of animals, and the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Nathan spends many pro-bono hours per year helping rehabilitate dogs for rescues and non-profit organizations.