About the Trainer

Erika Slovikoski is a CPDT-KA, (Certified Professional Dog Trainer-Knowledge Assessed.) Additional Certifications completed:
  • SF SPCA Dog Training Internship Program
  • Canine Behavior Academy
  • Animal Law Enforcement Academy
  • Investigation Procedures
  • Illegal Animal Fighting
  • Animal Law Enforcement 
  • Pet CPR & First Aid- Pet Tech

Erika Slovikoski teaches public dog training classes at the San Francisco SPCA. Her dog Orion is a 9 year old, 20 pound, All-American mix who is a graduate of Basic Training, as well as tricks, canine circus and stunt dog classes. He has trained in Flyball and Agility, and successfully competed and earned multiple titles in Barn Hunt,  RATI, RATN, RATS, RATO, and RATM. It’s a really fun sport! He also holds 4 AKC Trick titles, TKN, TKI, TKA, and TKP.  and he’s always up for anything. Her previous dog Loba was a Sable German Shepherd who was a graduate of Reactive Rover 1 and 2, and trained with Dr. Amy Cook of Play Way Dogs, using social play to help with environmental reactivity. She was also incredible in nose work, trained to successfully locate birch, anise and clove odors. She passed away at 8 years old in December 2017, but the lessons she taught still live on with clients and their dogs.

Erika has experience in shelter dog enrichment with Give a Dog a Bone, the custody dog program at SF Animal Care and Control. She also has experience in shelter management, including behavior evaluations, and dog rescue community work. She teaches SF SPCA volunteer classes and is a volunteer mentor. She teaches Reactive Rover classes, as well as many others.

Her interests include working with reactive dogs, reactivity prevention, basic training, fun tricks, and nose work. Her emphasis is on compassion and fun for both dog and handler, to develop a team dynamic with fun as part of the solid foundation.

Erika in Action

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