"Positive training works, it's fun, and it does not have the potential to cause stress and physical injury to our dogs through the application of force, pain, and intimidation."
I've provided professional dog training services in southeastern Michigan since 2006. I love working with all types of dogs and enjoy helping develop stronger human/dog relationships.
I earned my dog training certification through the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers (CCPDT). This life-long journey into the soul of understanding and shaping the human-dog connection is indeed my passion.
These are just a few of the questions with which I continuously grapple as I employ compassion to effectively train dogs and their inquiring humans:
I love working with all dogs and their people. I can help you with anything from how to teach your dog to come reliably when called to enjoying a loose leash walk together. Perhaps you have a puppy. House training, puppy manners and socialization skills are among my favorite training topics. I can also help if your dog is fearful, has anxiety, and/ or is reactive to things around them. No matter what brings you to seek training for your dog, I'm here to help you and your dog create a bonding and happy relationship. I want to set you and your dog up for success by giving you the skills and management tools that you need to teach your dog in a fun and rewarding way.
Do you have a dog who needs extra help?
A sensitive dog has a harder time dealing with the world and is often fearful of new things which may include: people, objects, other dogs, new environments and unfamiliar situations. Our sensitive dogs may react by barking, growling and lunging at other dogs or people. They may hide and shake when in situations that they cannot control. I have a sensitive dog and I understand the concerns and frustrations that come with living and loving a dog who doesn’t always feel in control. Our sensitive dogs are good, sweet, and smart dogs that just need a little extra help. If this sounds like your dog, and you are struggling to help your dog, I would love to help.
Research tells us that dogs, like humans, learn better when not under stress. Teaching a dog to learn by fear or pressure is not something you will experience while working with me. I do not use shock collars, prong collars, chain collars, leash correction or physical correction that would cause fear or anxiety in your dog training lesson. I am going to help you create a relationship of trust and motivation. I will help you shape your dog in to a good choice maker who is motivated to learn without fear or pain. It's my goal to create positive training experiences.
"Fear is the enemy of learning. It's the negator of joy, the preventer of play, the inhibitor of trust and love. Fear just gets in the way, slows things down, and causes unnecessary pain."
The virtual classroom is the safest environment for dogs who need extra time and space. This allows us to lay a solid foundation focused on the fundamentals that you and your dog will need to progress successfully. Together, without outside stressors, we will build on your dog’s progress at their own pace by creating positive training experiences . Once your dog has the basics down, and you are both feeling confident, we can then start helping your dog change their emotional response to things that make them uncomfortable. Virtual dog training is a positive training tool and many of my clients utilize it with great success.
I utilize Zoom Video Conferencing for virtual training which is an ideal option for many of my clients for a variety of reasons.