My Approach

My Approach
  • Is scientifically sound, replicable, and reliable
  • Adheres to the humane hierarchy as well as LIMA
  • Is effective in any species from apes to ants
  • Should be enjoyable for owners AND pets
  • Will never include fear or pain 
  • Requires continuing education
Choosing a Pro
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Fetching the Perfect Dog Trainer

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  • Nominated for Maxwell Medallion by the Dog Writers Association of America

About Dominance
Rather than viewing a wolf pack as a group of animals organized with a “top dog” that fought its way to the top, or a male-female pair of such aggressive wolves, science has come to understand that most wolf packs are merely family groups formed exactly the same way as human families are formed. 
~ David Mech
My Promise
  • Serve as a trusted adviser
  • Say what's needed, even if it's not what you want to hear
  • Tell you if we can't go further
  • Refer to someone better if needed 
Realistic Expectations
  • Until satisfied or no more improvement can be made 
  • Tailored to lifestyle and goals, but within pet abilities
  • My first priority is mental and physical wellbeing of humans and pets. Everything else comes after.
No Judgement
  • Never feel judged about your pet, lifestyle, housekeeping, or collection of 2000 unicorns
  • If you don't care if your dog's on the table, then I don't care - unless it pertains to the training at hand
  • Known for humor
  • Lack of laughter is very rare
  • Everyone should have fun, especially pets