together, we can reach your behavior & training goals.
Have you found yourself feeling worried, disappointed, confused or even embarrassed about your dog’s behavior?
Do you feel like your dog is a joy, but the public doesn’t always see what you see?
Maybe you've gotten a noise complaint or had a bad experience at the dog park?
Or maybe you’re feeling frustrated with destructive behavior or potty accidents?
Do you just want to do more with your dog?
Whether you’ve got a land-shark puppy with no manners, a dog suffering from fear, aggression issues, reactivity or separation anxiety: we can reach your behavior and training goals.
I will guide you every step of the way.
I can help with:
complex behavior cases
Fear, anxiety & phobias
Handling sensitivity, veterinary fear and cooperative care
Dog-dog reactivity and aggression, multi-dog households
shelter & rescue
Shelter, rescue & adoption counseling for individuals
Playgroups consulting for organizations
Foster home support and training
Shelter staff education
Life skills training
Rocket recall & off-leash training
Service Dog evaluations and training
Manners and basic obedience
how i train
Your dog’s physical and emotional welfare are essential keys to their behavior success. I am a positive-reinforcement based trainer and utilize only humane methods to create powerful and long-lasting behavior change, as recommended by the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior. I never recommend measures that cause pain, discomfort, or fear.
how training works:
We'll discuss your dog’s history in depth, any behavior issues, and get a clear idea of your goals. You’ll learn why your dog is behaving this way and what immediate actions you can take to get relief from unwanted behaviors.
A personalized assessment including an overview of your dog’s long-term plan as well as the first steps of your practice. You receive a Trail Guide and videos. You’ll have a very clear idea of what to do next.
Training begins! As you work through the plan, you will fill out your dog’s log & submit short videos of your practice. I will review your work, help coach you when you're stuck and make adjustments as necessary.
Up to 2 hours of remote support is offered after your initial consultation. I'll guide you through snags and cheer on your progress. Depending on your needs and goals, live follow-up sessions may be recommended.
What My Clients Are Saying
"All this work we've done we're really seeing the results. I almost couldn't believe it would work, but it really is...giving her all this structure of how to work through scary/stressful things is just giving her (and the humans) a really great life together."
- Kea’s human