John Barbagallo KPA CTP
After working in various IT roles for almost 20 years, John decided to take his love of working with animals full time. He joined Crossbones (then Spring Forth Dog Academy) in July of 2015 as a training assistant after attending several group classes here with his rescued Golden Retriever, Abby.
His past volunteer work includes Roger Williams Park Zoo Docent, Dog Program Assistant at Providence Animal Rescue League, and Foster Parrots Exotic Animal Sanctuary in Hope Valley, RI where he helped care for almost 500 exotic birds. He also works at West Place Animal Sanctuary in Tiverton, RI working on various farm projects, assisting with the sanctuary's permanent residents, and aiding in the rehabilitation of injured wildlife.
John is a graduate of the Karen Pryor Academy Dog Training Professional program. He is also an AKC Canine Good Citizen evaluator and is Pet CPR Certified.