About Irith Bloom


CPDT-KSA, CBCC-KA, CDBC, CSAT, KPA CTP, VSPDT, CBATI, FFCP (Trainer), VSDTA Faculty, DWA Faculty, Co-founder of Porter Labs and the Freak’n Awesome Dog Project


Irith Bloom finds joy in helping people learn to teach animals (including human animals) with kindness. A biologist by training, Irith is fascinated by the science of learning. She is a sought-after presenter, and her writing has been published in countless online outlets, as well as in print media including the recent book “Your Puppy and You: A step-by-step guide to raising a freak’n awesome dog.”


Irith is co-founder of Porter Labs, whose technology provides next-generation dog training and entertainment for dogs; as well as the Freak’n Awesome Dog Project, which helps people live the life of their dreams with their dogs.  She is an education junkie with a long list of letters after her name, most notably certified professional dog trainer and certified dog behavior consultant.


Irith’s company, The Sophisticated Dog, LLC, provides both peer-to-peer and trainer-to-pet-family services worldwide through the magic of online meetings.  Irith is between dogs at the moment, but shares her home with a well-behaved spouse named Aaron.