Animal Behavior College Certified Dog Trainer offering dog behavior modification and pet nutrition services with a holistic focus. Learn to communicate effectively with your dog and ensure your dog’s mental and physical needs are met. In addition to working with my private clients, I work with New Hope Cattle Dog Rescue to offer behavior consultation services within the organization for current dogs and for new adopters.
It is my life goal to learn everything I can about responsible dog care and ownership. I love researching and reading quality studies so I can make the best possible recommendations to my clients, training-related or not.
I believe that, unfortunately, misunderstandings surrounding canine behavior have led to behavior modification methods (or a lack of implementation of proper methods) that are not only ineffective but can actually worsen the behavior they are intending to change or cause behavioral problems in other areas of the dog’s life. That’s why I feel it is so rewarding to provide pet owners with a way to communicate with and understand their canine companions.
A dog’s body language and physical cues, environment, exercise, nutrition, routine, and socialization history, and typical behavioral patterns must always be taken into account and considered to ensure that their needs are being met. Training is the most effective when all of these factors are taken into consideration to make sure the dog is getting the best foundation to start with. Often, training issues can be mitigated by meeting your dog’s needs in addition to practicing behavior modification. It is my goal to make sure that my client’s dogs have the best life they can.
Each individual dog I work with is assessed and assigned training methods according to their individual traits and your training goals. During our first appointment, we will discuss your dog’s environment, routines, history, and training goals to ensure that the training curriculum is comprehensive.
Paid clients are sent a typed writeup of the notes, homework, and a breakdown of training items we went over. Clients are offered unlimited access to email or phone support- even after our training sessions have been completed.
All training sessions after the initial 90-minute session are one-on-one private sessions lasting 60 minutes and may include up to two dogs ($25 per dog, per session after two dogs). Most training sessions are held in the client’s home but training sessions may be held in public locations such as a park, pet-friendly store, or trail.
Pricing and other FAQs are available on my website.