Lizz Sevin-Landrith BS, CTC, CPDT-KA, CGC Evaluator, and APDT Professional Member has had a passion for animals and science for her whole life. In college she combined those passions to obtain a degree in Animal Science from the University of Vermont. During college she discovered dog training and ended up attending the prestigious Academy for Dog Trainers.
Lizz spent time in her native New York City training private clients before moving to San Diego to work as the Behavior Modification Coordinator for the San Diego Humane Society. While at SDHS Lizz worked at their Behavior Center, working with the most behaviorally challenged animals coming through the county’s shelters. Their behavior concerns included dogs with poor impulse control, shy and/or fearful, resource guarders, dog reactivity, and handling sensitivities. She came up with behavior modification plans for the dogs and then helped transition them to their new homes, providing ongoing support for adopters. Some of the animals Lizz worked with included hoarding animals, Korean Meat Trade Dogs, and Yulin Meat Festival dogs. In addition to this work she also taught classes, workshops, and trainings for staff, volunteers, and the public. Working at the shelter helped Lizz see the most common issues that kept dogs and their families from thriving and so in 2018 she left SDHS and started her own business, 7 Dog Training.
In 2019 Lizz relocated to the Central Coast. Lizz lives in Atascadero with her husband (Dane), two dogs (Rux and Dug), two ducks (Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland), and 8 chickens (Ruth Coulter, Sharon Stone, Aunt Bert, Sophia Petrillo, Edna May, Bonnie Niles, Molly Weasley, and Goldie Hawn).