Speaking & Consulting

There are two things that I absolutely love: talking about dogs and sharing what I know.

I just love getting in front of people eager for information and talking dogs for a while. Usually the problem isn’t getting me to talk, it’s trying to eventually shut me up. I have spoken to both small and large audiences and enjoy an intimate chat with a handful of people, as well as, long lectures and discussions with a large groups.

I’m happy to speak on anything and can help come up with the perfect topic for your event or group. Here are some of the one’s I’ve done in the past:

  • Dog Communication
  • Dog Behavior Q & A
  • How To Become A Dog Trainer
  • Doing Dog Rescue Better
  • Dog Aggression
  • Working With Fearful Dogs
  • Keeping Kids and Dogs Safe Together


I’m also do private consulting and training for dog daycares, boarding, grooming and training facilities. I can do everything from staff training on behavior to helping you improve your marketing and customer experience.

I’ve dealt with many trainers as the owner of a facility in Connecticut. What I found is that they were great at training but didn’t necessarily understand the day care model or philosophy.  Most importantly, they couldn’t help further my staffs knowledge in a pack setting. I attended a conference that Fern presented at and it was like the skies opened up.  It was the “ah ha” moment I had been searching for. He gets it. He teaches in ways you can apply to your setting and opens your eyes to things you never would have picked up on. If you’re looking for someone to work with your team, Fern is your man. He’s THE man.

Kristen Delea

Owner, The Metro Pooch Dog - Dog Daycare & Boarding Facility

Knowledge is only useful when shared.

2017 Speaking Engagements

Rutgers University

January 25th, 2017

New Brunswick, New Jersey

Private Consulting – Dog Boarding & Daycare Facility

February 7 – 10, 2017

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Private Consulting – Dog Boarding & Daycare Facility

February 22, 2017

North Branford, Connecticut


April 6th – 9th, 2017

Secaucus, New Jersey

Pet Boarding & Daycare Expo WEST

May 1 – 4, 2017

Burbank, California

Region 9 Dog Boarding Conference

May 10, 2017


World Dog Expo

June 9 – 11, 2017

Secaucus, New Jersey

Private Consulting – Grooming Business

May 31, 2017

Clifton, New Jersey

Pet Boarding & Daycare Expo

November 6 – 9, 2017

Hershey, Pennsylvania

As a show planner, collecting speaker information and waiting for replies can be a daunting task. But not with Fern! Fern is super responsive, always accommodating and enthusiastic. He has spoken at our largest Grooming expo and largest Boarding expo, and we have received nothing but positive feedback from attendees. I’m looking forward to working with him on future speaking opportunities as well as other opportunities that may present themselves.

Rebecca Shipman

Managing Editor/Executive Assistant, Barkleigh Productions

Fern responded to our cry for help as our cadre of inexperienced volunteer dog walkers grew at our township shelter. He came to the rescue with a fabulous seminar. With great animation demonstrating “dog language” (using his own body) he held the class’s attention during each section of his training agenda. Fern skillfully and hilariously demonstrated dog postures and how to interpret them, how to redirect and correct. I believe Fern must have been a dog in a previous life. You could have heard a pin drop as Fern described some of his dog training experiences. Thank you Fern – you have enhanced our dog-walking program and adopt-ability of our shelter dogs beyond our expectations!

Celia Trembulak

Managing Editor/Executive Assistant, Montclair Animal Shelter

If you’re interested in have me speak at your event, just fill out the below form and I’ll be in touch to discuss it with you.

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