Hanna Seitamaa started her animal career by going to school to be a Zookeeper, and she graduated in 2008 in Stockholm, Sweden. During this time she volunteered at a dog shelter in Malaga, Spain, and she was also heavily involved with a local dog rescue where she helped them find good homes for their rescue dogs. During this time she had her own 2 dogs as well, a golden/border collie mix and a border collie/dalmatian mix.
In 2011 Hanna continued her passion for dogs by working for K9 Lifeline, a respected dog training facility in Salt Lake City, where she stayed for 7 years. This is when she joined the IACP (International Association of Canine Professionals), she went to multiple seminars a year and got to learn from some of the best dog trainers in the industry. After years of intense learning, Hanna had the opportunity to train nearly 3000 dogs and their owners.
She traveled throughout the country where she co-taught workshops to teach other dog trainers, as well as visiting other countries to spread knowledge about how to better our communication and lives with our 4-legged family members.
In 2018 Hanna moved to Portland to continue teaching dogs and their owners how to better understand each other, so both the 2-legged and 4-legged can live better, more fulfilled and happier lives.
Hanna takes on behaviors through a big picture approach, and she emphasizes to teach owners why their dogs do the behaviors they do so they can fully understand and achieve the best solutions and training. It’s crucial to understand the why’s, so we can act correctly to help our dogs and ourselves to have easier and happier lives together with more freedom to explore.
Hanna is enjoying her family that consists of her husband James, her 4 dogs; Violet the White Shepherd, Maja the Chocolate Lab mix, Merlin the Iggy, and Pizza the terrier mix and their 3 cats; Booboo, Coyote, and Astro.