Professional Dog Trainer.

Autumn Manka of Steady Dog Training
K9 Kona & Autumn

Autumn has over 16-years years of experience, education and practice working with dogs. Her expertise in dog training is represented through professional certifications and client testimonials. She draws upon her varied dog training experiences and continued education to positively work with multiple breeds and unique behavioral concerns dog owners experience.

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Dogster Magazine Feb-Mar 2019 Cover
March 2019 issue
Dogster Magazine Feb-Mar 2019 Autumn Manka

Click on the article to go to Dogster and read about search and rescue dogs.

Animal Lover.

Autumn Manka as a child
Animals have always been an important focus and pleasure
Autumn Manka in college
Autumn began working with animals in 1997, where she studied Biomedical Science volunteered at Texas A&M’s University’s Wildlife & Exotic Animal Center

For the past 16-years, Autumn has been working with dogs and handlers to help each find their own individual successes. During that time, she graduated from the Virginia Department of Emergency Management’s Ground Search and Rescue College and was actively searching with her German Shepherds, K9 Cooper & K9 Kona. She also spent years training around the New Bern Police Department’s K-9 Unit, completed the Principles of Dog Training with Michael Ellis and became a Certified Professional Dog Trainer for companion animals in 2017.

Autumn Manka as SAR Handler
K9 Cooper & Autumn
From 2018 – 2020 Autumn worked with Deepwood Vet Clinic as their dog trainer before COVID changed the world.
APDT member