Turning Struggles to Strengths
When things go wrong with our dogs, many people focus on fixing the behavior instead of looking inside the dog to find out “why” the behavior is happening in the first place. When we look at the dog as a whole and the behavior as a small part of that whole, we begin to look at the dog in a different way. So we are looking at the dog’s health, how the dog thinks, how the dog learns and how they feel. Cookie cutter training doesn’t work on every dog as dog’s have different needs, just like we do. I work on the dog in front of me without force or punishing tools like prong collars, electric collars, intimidation, or force.
When a dog is struggling with life, when a dog doesn’t have the skills to get to the next level, that’s where I come in. I am here to help you and your dog build your relationship, understand each other better, and coach you so that you can teach your dog how to make the right choices in life. Some dogs just don’t know how to handle this human world we put them in & we wind up putting expectations on them that we wouldn’t expect our children to meet.
I am super passionate about dogs. I have had the dogs that were super easy and dogs that were so challenging, I spent nites crying over in frustration and hopelessness. I have made enough mistakes in the past using out dated methods, and now have made it a mission to keep myself educated on the latest and best training, so that I can put you and your dog on the path to success, avoiding all the pit falls I have already fallen into. My mentors are some of the best trainers in the world, with a veterinarian behaviorist or two thrown in there too!
Out of all the years I’ve been around dogs and all the kinds of training I have used, I have found the deepest, most effective, long lasting training comes by playing games strategically chosen to shape the dog’s brain. Playing games really does work! Please let me know how I can help you turn your dog’s struggles into strengths!!