Trainer Profile: Yasmin Baylor

Address: Rockford, IL 61107 (United States)
Phone Number: 815-520-7111
Certifications: Certified Professional Dog Trainer - Knowledge Assessed


Hi! I’m Yasmin Baylor, KPA-CTP and CPDT-KA. I am a Certified Training Partner and graduate of the internationally-esteemed Karen Pryor Academy, as well as a Certified Professional Dog Trainer through the CCPDT accreditation council.

After earning my Bachelors in Computer Science and Graphic Design, and working for years in the business world, I knew it was time to switch gears and commit my time to doing what I really love.

I serve as a board member at large and a training consultant for Paws Humane Society and Animal Assisted Professionals, an organization that trains therapy dogs. Years of experience have helped me to develop a style that is calm, confident, and patient. Teaching a family to better understand their dog, and watching as they build fulfilling relationships together is such a rewarding experience. Being part of that journey is the highlight of my career.

When dog training is a passion, extracurriculars come naturally. I especially enjoy taking monthly continuing education courses with the brilliant trainers at Fenzi Dog Sports Academy, and I relish the opportunity to learn something new every day from science-based training books, articles and podcasts. I’m the type of trainer who loves to share my knowledge with anyone who’s interested! I can be found out on my back patio late into the evenings, chatting about dog behavior with a friend over a glass of wine.

My home is full of joy and adventure, thanks to my bright little daughter Claire, my playful Stabyhoun Fenna, Pangea and Zelda, my lovably grumpy cats, and Josh, my kind and supportive husband.