My Training Philosophy
I believe every dog can be trained with positive force free methods. Your dog’s mental well-being will always be my number one priority. The bond that can be built between you and your pet is a truly beautiful and powerful thing. I feel a great sense of responsibility, to both the dogs and clients I work with, that I first do no harm, and then strive to make their relationship the best it can be.
Check out my article “Preparing for No-Pets Places” published by Psychiatric Service Dog Partners
“Practice doesn’t make perfect, it makes permanent. It’s better to practice something the right way for a shorter amount of time than to practice for longer while the dog is stressed or performing unwanted behaviors. The goal should always be to keep your dog under threshold, engaged with you, and happy to work. This builds good habits and positive associations that are invaluable to the success of a service dog in training.”
Learning about various dog training methods can be overwhelming. This article outlines the science and research that supports using force free methods.
In a totally unregulated industry, where anyone can decide to go out and say they’re a “dog trainer”, it’s important for owners to be vigilant when trying to find a pet professional. This article will help you know what to look for when you start looking into dog trainers.