Your dog is not giving you a hard time, your dog is having a hard time.
Based in Reno, Nevada.
For the last 8 years, I have been working with reactive and aggressive dogs. With experience in dog behavior modification and dog training, my range of knowledge can be used to benefit you and your dog's relationship.
On top of years of experience, I am certified as a Canine Training and Behavior Specialist (C.C.T.B.S.) as well as an Advanced Canine Training Professional (C.A.C.T.P.) through the Animal Behavior Institute of North Carolina.
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Behavior Modification is the systematic approach to changing a specific behavior a dog is displaying such as reactivity and aggression. Dog obedience training is the act of training a dog to perform a specific action when requested while behavior modification is changing the dog's reaction to a situation, person, object, or animal. Behavior modification often use components of basic obedience training. A behaviorist specializes in understanding why dogs are displaying behaviors and how to change them.
Behavior modification takes time and consistency. We help our clients identify behaviors that need to be changed and a plan on how to do that.
My training style is positive and fear-free. We like to establish great owner focus with you and your dog that you both will benefit and enjoy from. You and your dog will be able to have more confidence and be able to achieve the goals that you would like to reach.
The only tool we use on dogs we are training is a soft leash, also called a slip-lead. We sometimes introduce a head collar such as a Halti or gentle-leader to clients and their dogs to assist with better head control. Lastly, we may ask clients to place a muzzle on the their dog if there is a risk for bites. We do NOT use any kind of shock or prong collars.
We are based out of Reno, Nevada. We are currently only seeing clients in the Reno & Sparks area. Training locations will differ on a client-to-client basis, depending on what's best for you and your dog. For some clients, sessions may occur in the home and for others it may occur at local parks or stores. We can discuss locations in which work best for you and where you and your dog will be most comfortable.
If you live outside of the Reno & Sparks area and are willing to travel to us, please reach out to us directly so we can set up a time and place that will work for you and us.
First, you will need to book an initial evaluation session. These will be required for all new clients and dogs. These evaluations will be 30 minutes long and will be used to establish what you want to work on with your dog. From there, you can book training sessions offered at 30 minute or 1 hour sessions.
We require evaluations for all new clients. This session is used to assess your dog's behaviors and to come up with a training plan for you and your dog.
New clients will need to schedule an evaluation appointment. Please click this link to schedule an evaluation.
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