Renowned Canine Behaviorist, Amber L. Drake, has been featured in numerous publications including magazines, newsletters, newspaper articles, websites, bookstores and many other organizations.


Amber L. Drake has a doctorate-level education and a wealth of experience to provide all of the services which may be of interest to your organization.


Amber L. Drake, in addition to providing boarding and rehabilitation services, also offers online course development, online teaching, content development, guest speaking and other professional services (see "My Services" page).


She has a love and passion for the work she does and cannot wait to work with you. Contact her today!



  • Author

  • Teacher

  • Speaker

  • Dog Trainer

  • Dog Day Care

  • Dog Walker


Doctor of Education (ABD)    2011- 2014

Northcentral University - Prescott Valley, Arizona

Courses Include:

  • Scholarly Writing

  • Doctoral Dissertation Research

  • Doctoral Oath

  • Applied Research

Post-Masters Educational Specialist Certification    2011-2014

Northcentral University - Prescott Valley, Arizona

Courses Include:

  • Research

  • Online Learning

Master of Arts in Education (e-Learning)    2010-2011

Ashford University - Clinton, IA

Courses Include: 

  • Assessment of Learning Outcomes with Technology

  • Human Relations and Learning in the Multicultural Environment

  • Instructional Strategies for Differentiated Teaching and Learning 

  • Instructional Design and Delivery

  • Teaching and Learning with Technology

Master of Science in Environmental Law and Policy    2016- Present

Kaplan University - Fort Lauderdale, FL
Currently pursuing (2nd Masters)

Courses Include:

  • Environmental Law and Policy

  • Environmental Policy Analysis

  • Leadership in the Public Sector

  • Environmental Risk Assessment

Bachelor of Science in Biology    2005 - 2008

SUNY Fredonia - Fredonia, NY

Pre-Veterinary Science Coursework    2005 - 2008

Cornell University - Ithaca, NY

Veterinary Technology Coursework    2005 - January

Penn Foster - Scranton, Pennsylvania

CEU's: Dog Psychology, Canine Cognition
2005 - 2008

Certificate in Canine Emotion and Cognition
2005 - 2008
Duke University
Durham, NC

e-Training for Dogs
Certificates Include:
Aggressive Behavior with Dogs: Solutions and Strategies
Canine Cancer Insights: A Holistic and Balanced Approach

Dr. Dobias Holistic Medicine Program
Holistic Veterinary Medicine Course.

Canine Behaviorist/ Owner at Canine Companions
2011- Present


Amber L. Drake opened Canine Companions Boarding and Rehabilitation Services in 2011 to assist pet parents improve the lives of both themselves and their canine companion at an affordable cost. Amber L. Drake offers many services within this business including boarding, behavior modification, nutrition consulting, teaching, public speaking and more!


Veterinary Specialist: PetPremium
March 2015- June 2016

Develop and write veterinary content; discuss behavioral problems with clients; nutrition consulting; on-call chat; on-call phone



Veterinary Specialist: PetFirst
April 2016- Present

Develop and create veterinary content. Work on other projects in veterinary medicine as-needed.



Adjunct Professor of Biology/ SUNY JCC
January 2010- Present

Teach courses in Animal Sciences. Courses offered include: Canine Psychology, Anatomy and Physiology, Biology of Mammals, Biology of Birds, Biology of Insects



Adjunct Professor of General Education/ Kaplan University
October 2015- Present

Teach courses in Professional Presence as-needed. Online format.


Post- Surgery Veterinary Assistant
March 2007- January 2008

Assist in surgery; assist in the care of animals post-surgery.


Bemus Point, New York

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