As a Certified Family Dog Mediator and Certified Professional Dog Trainer, I work with humans to help their dogs.
My goals are to teach humans how to help their dogs to adjust to a human world;
discover how to accommodate their dog’s needs;
and learn how to communicate with (train!) their dog. All using rewards based methods, without the use of pain, fear, or intimidation. All with the goal of having a happy, healthy, & well behaved pet, and a happy companionship.
I am passionate about helping both dogs and humans - helping both to feel happy and satisfied in their lives and relationships with each other. To have that, it means coming to a better understanding of each other, learning to communicate with each other, meeting each other’s needs, and addressing unwanted behaviors.
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I love showing humans how effective rewards based training can be to train their dog and build a better bond. Positive reinforcement / rewards based training can be used in everything from basic house manners and obedience to more significant behavior concerns including reactivity, fear, aggression, or anxiety.
The American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior recommends positive training for all types of behavior. “Evidence supports the use of reward based methods for all canine training. AVSAB promotes interactions with animals based on compassion, respect, and scientific evidence. Based on these factors, reward-based learning offers the most advantages and least harm to the learner’s welfare. Research supports the efficacy of reward-based training to address unwanted and challenging behaviors. There is no evidence that aversive training is necessary for dog training or behavior modification.” Read more here.
Group classes, private lessons, and virtual lessons available. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info or to register.
The dog training industry is completely unregulated, and dog trainers are not required to have an education or any professional certification
in order to operate as a dog trainer. I have both!
I am a graduate of the Victoria Stilwell Academy for Dog Trainers; I am certified by the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers; and am an Accredited Dog Trainer with the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants. Both the CCPDT and the IAABC require experience hours, an exam, and then 12 hours per year of continued education, meaning I am required to stay current on changes and developments in training and behavior. Dog training is a science, and it is incredibly important to participate in continued education and stay up to date
on evidence based training methods.
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