Trainer Profile
APDT Member Since 2020

DogBoy's Dog Ranch

 
Devi is a veteran teacher of people and a passionate dog trainer - with two decades of experience teaching teenagers and coaching adults, and 15 years of working with dogs in the Austin area. As a life coach for thinking, feeling dogs and their people, Devi is a fear-free, force-free trainer employing positive methods to support your dog's all-around growth and health. From tough behavior situations to getting a puppy off to the right start - Devi will shape a program for YOUR dog that fits YOU. Devi leads a team of outstanding trainers at DogBoy's Dog Ranch. Devi has a Masters in Education (Curriculum and Instruction) and is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer - Knowledge Assessed #1217303.
 
Certifications:
 
Designations: CGC Evaluator, CPDT-KA, M. Ed.
 
Job Title: Training Manager
 
Training Equipment: Large gym, agility field, enrichment field, private 5-acre dog park, kennels and play yards
 
Training Philosophy: Improving the lives of dogs and inspiring the people who love them.
 
Locations Served: Austin, Westlake, Lakeway, Lake Travis, Pflugerville, Round Rock, Cedar Park, Leander, Manor, Bastrop, Hutto, Georgetown, Williamson County, Travis County
 
DogBoy's uses science-based, force-free, positive reinforcement-based dog training methods because we want you to enjoy an amazing relationship with your dog based on love and trust. Positive Reinforcement training works by creating, practicing, and reinforcing the behavior we want from our dogs. The more we reinforce behavior, the more likely it is to occur again! We will never use or recommend aversive or “balanced” training methods or tools – anything that uses fear, pain, shock, choking, prongs, intimidation, or physical force - these are not healthy or humane ways to train. Don’t be fooled by companies who offer you a “quick fix” & a shock collar – aversive methods have long-lasting negative effects on your dog, on your relationship, and have been shown to increase fearful, anxious, reactive, and aggressive behavior. Let us show you the best and most effective way to train!
Services Offered
Aggression
Agility
Behavioral Consultation
Board and Train
Canine Fitness Classes
CGC Training
CLASS Evaluator
CLASS Instructor
Fun Games
Group Training
In-Home Training
Nose Work
Private Lessons
Private Training
Puppy Classes
Separation Anxiety
Teleconference/Virtual Sessions
Trick Training