In home training is ideal for specific behavior issues such as poor house manners, dogs and kids, door greetings, reactive behavior and basic day in and day out challenges.
We offer Positive Puppy Skills, Positive Basic Skills, Positive Advanced Skills, Dog Carting and Trick Classes.
Not sure about your dog’s abilities to accept a new baby or dog in the home? Want to understand why your dog responds to
stimulus the way he does?
Looking to obtain your dog’s American Kennel Club Canine Good Citizenship, Community Canine or Urban Canine Certificate?
AKC Trick Certification
Looking to obtain your dog’s American Kennel Club Novice, Intermediate, Advanced or Performer Trick Certification?
Ever since I was 5 years old I always felt a special connection with dogs. Now, I know why. It was a God given desire to save as many dog lives as I can. Whether that meant rescuing them and finding them a home or helping them live harmoniously with their family. In 1990, I set out on a life long journey to be a
Canine Advocate. Immersing myself in canine behavior and training. Studying via
books, seminars, mentor programs, webinars and clinics produced by some of the
best canine specialists in our country. Some of my favorites include: Ian Dunbar,
Karen Overall, Karen Pryor, Dr. Sophia Yin, Patricia McConnell, Jean Donaldson,
Jolanta Benal, Brenda Aloff, Pat Miller & Dr. James Dobson. All of which believe in
the science of learning by positive motivators.
My journey has led me through many hills and valleys but none are greater than the
journey with my current dog, Tayvin. Tayvin, is a male American Pit Bull Terrier,
currently 7 years old and is a “Reactive Dog”. He has taught me the value of truly
understanding a dog and what makes them happy, sad, scared, excited, nervous
and overjoyed. I thank God for him every day. This journey has led me to dig deep in
understanding what dogs are saying and how to help others with “Reactive Dogs”.
Staying current on dog training trends that reflect my training philosophy gives me
much joy. And I’m forever grateful for all the referrals from local rescues & veterinarians
who continue to support happy & healthy dogs. I often defer to and appreciate
the support of Animal Behaviorist, Ilana Reisner in PA.
Some of my accomplishments include:
Reactive Dog Work (2011) – Mentor Program with Ann Withun – ACDBC, CPDT-KA
Canine Behavior & Training (2017) – Pat Miller of Peaceable Paws – Level 1 Graduate
Group Class Trainer Certification (2001) – Animal Behavior Training Associations –
A.B.T.A. – Petco
A.B.T.A. Instructor (2002) – Petco Trainer Program
Canine Good Citizenship Evaluator (2001) – American Kennel Club
Oscar’s Pet Resort – Trainer (2008) – Group Classes – Puppy, Basics, Advanced,
Carting, Tricks, Reactive Dog
Furry Friends Network (2000) – Volunteer/Foster – fostered over 20 pit bulls and
adopted them into loving homes
Keystone Pets Enhanced Therapy Services (2010) – Evaluator/Trainer/Member
Train A Dog, Save A Warrior (2014) – Service Dog Trainer
MY TRAINING PHILOSOPHY:
- Embracing dog owners along with their challenges.
- Educating them about life from a dog’s perspective.
- Helping them build a bond based on understanding, enjoyment, compassion & friendship.
- Sharing with them force-free and reward based solutions to create harmony.
- To take a negative and turn it into a positive.
- To educate dog owners how to be AMAZING in their dog’s eyes.
- To rejoice & cry while overcoming challenges.
- To save dogs and make their life happier.