Sheryl Chiles, KPA CTP
The Wayward Hound’s owner Sheryl Chiles is a professional dog trainer certified through Karen Pryor Academy and Animal Behavior College. She is a member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT), and an American Kennel Club (AKC) certified Canine Good Citizen (CGC) evaluator.
Sheryl regularly attends seminars and workshops given by the best instructors and theorists in the dog training field, including Bob Bailey, Parvene Farhoody, Patricia McConnell, Ken Ramirez, Sue Sternberg and Pia Silvani. She is passionate about a force-free, reward based, scientific approach to pet dog training, and uses only humane training methods.
A life-long dog lover, Sheryl has won AKC Conformation titles with her Portuguese water dogs, and at one point bred them. Temperament testing and socializing her own litter of puppies kick-started her interest in how one raises the most confident and well-adjusted dogs possible.
Before setting up her own business, Sheryl worked for 20 years in corporate America. Sheryl lives in Norfolk with her husband Tom, their three Portuguese water dogs and two guinea pigs.