Pia Silvani CPDT

Pia is Director of Training and Behavior at St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center located in Madison, New Jersey. She has developed various courses focusing on positive, reward-based techniques, which are extremely effective in the enhancement of the bond and relationship of the dog and her human companion. The result of her efforts is an astounding 100+ classes per week, which includes eight levels of pet training classes, specialty courses designed for dogs with extreme behavioral problems and much more.

Pia writes behavior articles for the shelter’s newsletter and library; as well as contributes articles to many shelter newsletters around the country. She has been written up many times in national and international newspapers and magazines, most recently the largest dog magazine in Japan. She routinely gives guest appearances on television and radio and lectures internationally.

Her book Raising Puppies and Kids Together - A Guide for Parents was voted in the top three parenting books for the Franklin D. Roosevelt Foundation.

Pia shares her home with; husband, Marty; their 10-year-old Belgian Tervuren, Lance; his 5-year-old daughter, Guinn; and his 1-year old granddaughter, Lena. Pia competes in Obedience, Rally-O, Agility.