About the trainers




Jennifer Biglan knew she wanted to work with animals at a young age growing up in Eugene. After graduating from the University of Oregon and working as a volunteer at a dog shelter, Jennifer found her calling. Today, she is one of only seven Certified Dog Behavior Counselors in the state of Oregon. In addition, Jennifer is well known throughout the community, and by many area veterinarians, for her amazing work in solving behavioral problems. As a Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner with a natural talent for understanding dog behavior, she has extensive knowledge and background in alleviating aggressive tendencies.

Debbie Schaefer, CPDT


Debbie started training dogs as a child and competed in competition obedience.  As an adult she studied training and how it applied to the family pet.  She studied, behavior, body language, learning theory and so much more. In 1987 she began teaching pet owners just like you to train their own dogs and in 2003  became the first local trainer to be a Certified Professional Trainer.  Debbie has over 37 years experience working with dogs and their people.  She  has extensive experience working with all types of dogs, their unique difficulties and personalities.

Micaela Frank, CPDT-KA, KPA-CTP


Micaela Frank spent several years as trainer and Behavior Program Coordinator at 1st Avenue Shelter in Eugene where she created the Behavior Modification Program, which focused on stress reduction and training for dogs within the shelter’s care as well as education for volunteers, staff, and adopters. She is the owner of Rockstar Dog Training where she provides private in-home training. Through her business, she works with many shelter dogs in their homes post-adoption, provides pre-adoption counseling for those looking to add a new dog to their home, and continues to consult with the shelter on a case-by-case basis. She shares her home with three dogs, including one absolutely amazing rescue poodle named Willis. 

Molly Stewart, DVM


Molly Stewart, DVM's veterinary medicine career started when she was 14 years old, in her home state of Mississippi. Her enthusiasm lead her to work every position possible; from kennel work to reception, grooming, and finally technician. It was no surprise to anyone that she pursued a career as a veterinarian and completed her training at the Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine. She  moved to Oregon in 2005 with her 6 kitties and hound dog, and practiced general medicine and surgery for several y­ears.


   Pacific Magnolia Veterinary was born out of her passion that the experience during the end of life transition be peaceful, gracious, and meeting the needs of the pets and their family in an inherently difficult time. 

Carmaleta Aufderheide, MS, KPA CTP, CPDT-KA

Carmaleta Aufderheide

Carmaleta Aufderheide, known as Carm at the training center, loves dogs and is fascinated by social psychology, behavior, and how they intersect. Her heart dog, a golden retriever named Jake, inspired her master’s thesis research on the human-animal bond. Prior to becoming a dog trainer, she worked as an NICU nurse for 12 years, and then was a stay-at-home mom. Her empathy for others with reactive dogs was forever changed by her experiences with her own reactive dog, Riley. Her passion lies in helping other pet parents find their way through the maze of reactivity.