Who is Dog T.I.P.

Dog T.I.P. is a joint venture of professional dog trainers Almudena Ortiz Cué and Erica Beckwith.

Our credentials:

Almudena is a graduate of the renowned San Francisco SPCA Academy for Dog Trainers (CTC), a Certified Professional Dog Trainer by the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers (CPDT), a professional member of The Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT) and the owner of C.H.A.C.O. Dog Training & Behavior Consulting LLC, located in the Santa Fe, New Mexico area. She is also a certified Tellington TTouch® Practitioner for Animal Companions. She was a staff trainer for two years at Tony La Russa Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF) in Walnut Creek, CA. where she worked with under-socialized dogs who had experienced lengthy shelter stays or scored poorly in the SAFER test. Her training was designed both to improve the lives of the dogs while at the shelter and to prepare them for successful adoptions. Ms. Ortiz Cué designed and implemented the shelter’s first Dog Training Internship Program (Dog T.I.P.).Version 2

With over 15 years of teaching experience, she loves teaching people as well as dogs. Ms. Ortiz Cué is keenly interested in working with dogs that suffer from emotional issues such as fear, anxiety and aggression as well as working with rowdy adolescents, puppies and everyday problem solving for guardians and their dogs. She recently published her book: Rioja, the crazy adventures of a smart little dog with magical powers and the family that adopted her.  

For more information please visit her website: http://www.chacodogtraining.com


Erica is a graduate of The Academy for Dog Trainers, Jean Donaldson’s esteemed training school, where she received a Certificate in Training and Counseling (CTC). She is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer by the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers (CPDT-KA), and a Certified Fear Free Professional (fearfreepets.com). She is committed to12027700_514014285428199_4443260986964940831_n force-free, science-based methods and principles and hopes to inspire pet parents to enjoy training their dog. She is a professional member of the Pet Professional Guild, and the owner of A Matter of Manners Dog Training in Santa Fe, NM, where she enjoys working with pets and their people on everything from aggression to tricks. She rediscovered her love for animals while living in South Korea and volunteering at a local dog sanctuary, Busan Abandoned Pet Sanctuary, where she soon was a constant face, spending many hours with some of the fearful dogs there. When she left Korea, two BAPS dogs left with her.

Once back in America, she started working in the behavior department at the Santa Fe Animal Shelter and Humane Society where she evaluated and trained dogs of all breeds and temperaments. She has a passion for shelter dogs and desires to make their stay in a shelter as pleasant and enriching as possible.

For more information please visit her website: amatterofmannersdogtraining.com



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