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 and she's worked professionally with dogs for over a decade.

Expertise: Dog Training
Title: Dog Trainer

About The Spruce Pets

The Spruce Pets, a Dotdash Meredith brand, is a new kind of pets website offering practical, real-life tips and training advice to help you care for your pet. The Spruce Pets reaches 10 million people each month. Learn more about us, our editorial process, and our commitment to ensuring we are providing you with the most trustworthy veterinarian advice.

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