There are countless schools of dog training, ranging from fully positive to aggressive, intended to force dogs to "submit" into obedience.
Having a background in biology and psychology, I am committed to employing strictly science-based methods that are fear-free, proven to change behavior, and improve the emotional state and overall well-being of dogs, as well as the relationship between them and their guardians.
I follow the "LIMA" approach, which stands for Least Intrusive, Minimally Aversive. Something as simple as a clap with your hands may not make one dog flinch, but can a cause of serious distress in another. I will let your dog decide what they find aversive and employ strategies centered around your pup's sensitivities.
I recognize and respect that every dog is an individual whose behavior is influenced by a combination of history, personality, health, genetics, and your social dynamic. I take my time to get to know your dog and individualize my training plans that focus on humane and non-confrontational techniques.
When working with your dog and coaching you, I strive for:
Every dog is a good dog. Let's work together to unleash the best in yours!