What is love except another name for the use of positive reinforcement?
I am certified through the Council for Professional Dog Trainers as well as a Certified Training Partner (CTP) through the Karen Pryor Academy for Animal Training and Behavior. I am a member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers, and an AKC Canine Good Citizen evaluator.
I use positive reinforcement to teach new behaviors. It is the kindest way to teach any organism, and it is clear from the scientific literature that when an organism can trust us, they are better able to learn. Building a solid foundation of trust includes being clear about our expectations and generous with praise and rewards to keep training fun and stress-free for both you and your dog!
I offer in-home and virtual private training sessions for a variety of things including:
- New puppy visits
- Puppy manners and socialization
- New adoption consultations (pre - and post-adoption)
- Adult dog manners
- Leash manners
- Common behavioral problems
I also offer group classes. You can see a schedule of classes here.