Whether you're frustrated with a new puppy's antics, puzzled by your dog's phobia of vacuums, or trapped at home with your dog's separation anxiety, Unleash ATL is here to provide you with the tools you need to live in harmony with your furry family members!
My mission is to provide evidence-based, force-free, effective training that both you and your dog will find rewarding.
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I'm Rachel Callery, a Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA, FFCP), Separation Anxiety specialist (CSAT) and behavioral consultant based in Atlanta. My approach is grounded in both scientific principles of behavior and practical hands-on experience, enabling me to help dog guardians realize their goals with their canine companions.
I've always known I'd work in animal behavior and training! My mother, a veterinarian, brought me to help in her clinic nearly every weekend in my childhood. I credit her for teaching me the importance of compassion and patience in animal care.
I attended the University of Georgia to study Psychology for my undergraduate degree with an emphasis in Animal Behavior. I entered UGA's Primate Cognition and Behavior Lab as a research assistant, and also performed comparative research in UGA's Infant Lab. I graduated in 2013 with a BSc in Psychology, and dual minors in Cognitive Science and Biology. After earning my bachelor's degree, I moved to Atlanta to join my doctoral program at Georgia State University. While continuing my research in animal behavior, I also began dog training professionally.
While I loved the rigor of my academic environment, I found myself yearning for a more direct, hands-on impact in the lives of people and animals in my community. Seeing my training clients' life-changing results made it clear; it was time to transition to full-time dog training! Nothing has been more fulfilling than seeing my canine students making progress, meeting their training goals, and developing harmony with their humans.
Grizzly is the Unleash ATL puppy-mentor and mascot!
He enjoys helping with training and will often assist in sessions to set a good example for my canine students or help work with dogs who are afraid of other dogs.
When he's not assisting, Griz loves to swim, go on hikes around Atlanta, eat broccoli, and learn new things. Grizzly's most recent accomplishment has been learning to scent-track and indicate the location of my car keys!