Frustrated by your dog's behavior? Hearing conflicting advice? If nothing you've tried has worked,
it's time to seek help from an expert who specializes in behavior.
you can expect:
methods and philosophy:
Because humane, science based animal training came about in large part due to the work of Dr. Karen
Pryor, author of Don't Shoot the Dog (which should be on every trainers' bookshelf), I borrow her eloquent quote:
"We all think we're "positive" trainers.
But training with reinforcement involves more than just being nice, and more than using reinforcers. It
involves creating a climate of security in which it is safe to learn new things, and safe to rely on what you've already learned.
In this climate an animal can learn to control itself, rather than being controlled by you. In this
climate, rather than just reacting to the environment like an untutored shelter dog, barking at every noise, plunging towards
every attraction, jumping on everyone and everything, mouthing and smelling and grabbing - an animal becomes confident and
calm. In this climate, having confidence that your cues are meaningful and will lead toward pleasant goals,
the dog is trusting and - this is very unscientific - the dog is happy."
Ready to help your dog as well as
1. Please complete this Form. After I review it, I will contact you by phone. The information you provide will help
me tailor my services to your specific needs.
2. Once an appointment date is
confirmed, a $50 deposit will be required to secure your appointment.
|Nina, Midge, and the rest of the clan
"Naomi, I just wanted to update you on progress.
Everybody sleeps in the same room together, we have no worries about them left alone together and I can walk Nina and Midge
together without any aggressiveness whatsoever. I have to say we couldn't have done it without you. Your patience
with us - as well as with them - has been fantastic. Your techniques and instruction are what got us to where we are,
and we couldn't be happier about it. We will recommend your services to anyone and everyone and if there is ever a need
for behavioral training in the future, you will be our first call!" (B. Martino, Camp Hill)
* The CBCC-KA designation by the Certification Council For Professional Dog Trainers requires extensive knowledge of canine fears, phobias and aggression problems. It requires at least 500 hours
of consulting based on experience and educational background to qualify, as well as a standardized exam on Applied Behavior
Analysis, Ethology, Body Language, Observational Skills, Consulting Skills & Best Practices. Both the CBCC-KA (behavior
consultant) as well as the CPDT-KA (professional trainer) certifications must be maintained with approved continuing education
** Dog Fancy Magazine:
Dec. 2013, March 2014, August 2014. Harrisburg Magazine: July 2014
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