Amy Bender

Amy Bender is a freelance writer and dog trainer. She has published over 100 articles and spent more than a decade working professionally with dogs.


  • Dog trainer with 10+ years of experience
  • Has written over 100 articles about dogs for The Spruce Pets
  • Member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers
  • Owner of a dog training business


Amy Bender is a former writer for The Spruce Pets, contributing over 100 articles. She has worked professionally with dogs for more than a decade.

While in college, Amy took a job as a receptionist at a no-kill animal shelter. Over the next few years, she learned as much as she could about all aspects of dog care, and found she had a real passion for dog training. Amy's job grew to include doing behavioral assessments of the shelter dogs, educating the public about dog behavior, conducting dog obedience classes, and implementing pet therapy and humane education programs. Amy was also the owner of her own dog training business.


Amy Bender is a member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers.

Expertise: Dog training
Title: Writer and dog trainer

About The Spruce

The Spruce, a Dotdash brand, is a new kind of home website offering practical, real-life tips and inspiration to help you create your best home. The Spruce family of brands, including The Spruce, The Spruce Eats, The Spruce Pets, and The Spruce Crafts collectively reach 30 million people each month.

For more than 20 years, Dotdash brands have been helping people find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. We are one of the top-20 largest content publishers on the Internet according to comScore, a leading Internet measurement company, and reach more than 30% of the U.S. population every month. Our brands collectively have won more than 20 industry awards in the last year alone and, most recently, Dotdash was named Publisher of the Year by Digiday, a leading industry publication.

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