Gentle, effective training for the dog you love.

Scientifically sound, positive reinforcement training.

My Approach

Education.  Not war.

Training your dog doesn’t need to be about going to battle.

All of the current, recognized, peer-reviewed research supports training a dog with positive-reinforcement.  This means good things, like treats, happen when the dog does what you want.   Using “balanced” training, or training that involves corrections is outdated, and not as effective.  In fact, we now know that because dogs think and learn differently than humans, corrections only serve to confuse the dog’s learning.

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Not all dog training is created equally.

 

Evidence-based training.

That means our training isn’t based on “years of observing dogs” or, worse, something someone developed on their own.  Evidence-based training is based on scientific research that can be replicated with predictable results.

Certified Instruction.

Although you don’t have to be certified to train dogs, the industry is moving towards certification and a minimum standard.  Feel free to ask about my certification, and what certification means for your dog.   

Written contact reports.

It’s challenging to handle a dog and absorb an hour of learning.  Each client receives a written contact report that summarizes our session and outlines exercises for you and your dog to work on until our next meeting.

This is Training your dog will love.

We’re positive!

Training for Reactive Dogs

I specialize in reactive dog training.  Reactive dogs need behaviour modification which is different from manners training.  My reactive dog program has changed the way hundreds of dogs cope with stress and teaches them to feel differently around their triggers.  

The biggest key to success for reactive dog training is a compliant owner.  This program involves patience and work at home between classes.  

Think you might be interested in changing how your dog feels around other dogs or people?  Click here and learn more about the program.