***Voted 2018 ‘Best Private Trainer-East Bay’ in Bay Woof magazine***
An honors graduate of Animal Behavior College and a certified professional dog trainer—knowledge assessed, I have been working with dogs for nearly 17 years, both professionally and as a volunteer. As a trainer, my goal is that you and your dog learn how to become a more confident team through a relationship built on mutual trust and understanding.
I believe in using science-based, positive reinforcement techniques, empowering you and your dog to navigate real-world situations without the need for physical force, fear or aversive training tools. I focus on teaching the “why” behind the “how” of dog training concepts, enabling you to become a better advocate for a valued member of your family.
BASIC OBEDIENCE: Socialization and teaching puppies and adults basic obedience cues such as sit, come, and leave it; BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION: Rehabilitating shyness, fear, reactivity and aggression through Behavior Adjustment Training (BAT); PROBLEM-SOLVING: Managing nuisance behaviors, such as jumping, chewing, digging and accidents in the house; SPECIALIZED TRAINING: Canine Good Citizen and therapy dog certification, advanced tricks. nose work and activity training