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About Me


My Story

My name is Dani Agnew and I am passionate about improving the connection we have with our dogs. I am a multi-certified trainer and behavior consultant with extensive education on canine movement. I strive to create a learning environment that supports all learners on their journey, no matter where they are beginning. I am committed to positive reinforcement based training methods for both dogs and their people. This means, I am here to support you without shame or blame for your dog’s behavior.


I got my start working with animals through volunteer work at  Zenerosity, a non-profit that provides equine assisted mental health therapy services. In 2019 I completed the Dog Walking Academy through DogBiz and founded Oaktown Paws. My passion for with dogs and behavior continued to grow.  In 2021 I completed the rigorous Dog Training Internship Academy of San Francisco. and became a CTBC (Certified Trainer & Behavior Consultant). I am committed to continued education to ensure that I am up to date on latest science in humane force-free training.


In 2022 I completed Kim Brophy’s L.E.G.S. Program and became a certified Family Dog Mediator.

In 2023 I completed Julie Naismith's Separation Anxiety course and became a certified SA Pro.

In 2023 I completed the Dynamic Dog Practitioner course becoming a licensed specialist in identifying discomfort in dogs through functional assessment, posture, and gait analysis.

In 2023 I completed Michael Shikashio's Aggression in Dogs master course.

Inclusivity statement


Oaktown Paws is committed to providing a respectful and supportive learning space for all those seeking help with their dogs. We strive to create training programs that help support pet guardians regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, race, socioeconomic status, or neurodiverse identity.


All pet parents deserve to feel welcome and respected during their training sessions, and to know that we are here to support them in their training goals.

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