Tracy Harachi, CPDT-KA, CCFT, FMT is a dog trainer and behavior consultant with Pet Harmony. She loves problem solving and identifying strategies to support pet parents and their dogs to have a mutually satisfying life together.
After many years focused on improving the well-being of children and families through evidence-based interventions, including in Cambodia, Tracy began volunteering at an animal sanctuary which housed over 500 dogs in Thailand. Her childhood passion for animals in all shapes, sizes, and abilities was reignited and she began volunteering locally at a municipal shelter in the Pacific NW. Tracy expanded her knowledge of learning and behavior change among people to the science behind training and behavior now focused on dogs. At the shelter, her tasks include developing and supporting training and behavior modification plans for dogs in foster care, training new volunteers, and walking challenging dogs. She loves spending time with shy and fearful dogs to grow their confidence and sense of agency.
Tracy graduated with a Master’s in Social Work and PhD in Social Welfare from the University of Washington. She is a certified professional dog trainer-knowledge assessed (CPDT-KA) through the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers, a Certified Canine Fitness Trainer through the University of Tennessee and a Fitpaws Master Trainer.