you’ll learn fun, practical ways to address behavior problems and make life a little simpler.
Here are a few issues I specialize in…
Does your dog bark and lunge at people or other dogs on walks? “Leash reactive” dogs are hard to control, look scary to others, and embarrass and wear you out. You may dread walking them. It’s a common problem with a straightforward fix. I can help make walks less stressful for you and your dog. (I can also train your dog walker.)
Do you have a baby, toddler, young kids, or all of the above (!), and a dog who’s a little overwhelmed by all that energy and drama? I love teaching busy moms and dads how to keep everyone safe and sound with some sensible and easy-to-implement strategies. I’m a parent, too; I’ve been there.
Is your dog fearful in new settings, easily spooked, wary of people, or just generally shy and anxious? These dogs crave predictability and comforting routines. They need reassurance, confidence, and coping mechanisms. This is one of my favorite ways to help clients and their dogs. It’s so rewarding to watch your dog come out of their shell and bravely take on their world.
Here’s how it works.
I’ll explain underlying factors that contribute to your dog’s behavior challenges, and how to resolve them. Rewards (treats, toys, and other good stuff) will make your dog eager to learn.
I’ll help you decode your dog’s body language so you can “read” when they’re stressed or relaxed.
I’ll set you up with short training tasks and games to practice just a few minutes at a time so they fit into your hectic schedule.
I can even jump-start the process by training your dog while you’re at work or getting other things done. Then I’ll show you how to maintain your dog’s new skills and manners yourself.
EMAIL or text me (571-982-0343) to get started.
I donate 25% of all training fees to animal shelters and rescue organizations.