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    A woman and her dog sitting on the ground.Understanding Dog Behavior

    My training philosophy is, I do what works best for your dog! The methods that I use will vary depending on the dog I am working with, but will always be using positive reinforcement to achieve the desired results. When working with an owner/dog combo, I like to evaluate them in their home environment and provide the owner with specific, custom tailored suggestions and useful, positive methods that will best work for them and their dog. Owner education and participation is key to a successful training routine. I see each dog as an individual and don’t use the same approach to every situation. Every dog has different likes and dislikes, just like we do, so it is important to understand what motivates YOUR dog and to be realistic with the owner’s expectations. I believe that in order to effectively communicate with dogs, we need to speak to them in a language that they understand, rather then expecting them to understand OUR language through intimidation and physical force. Humans were the ones to domesticate dogs, so we owe it to our best friends to teach them how to live in our world through patience and understanding. It is my goal to help dogs and humans live in harmony and enjoy a healthy, balanced life together. Working with dogs is a true passion of mine and I couldn’t think of anything else that I would rather be doing with my life.