Trainer Profile
APDT Member Since 2013

Canine Services

 
In-home private puppy and basic obedience; problem solving for jumping, door darting; reactiveness, barking, aggression, etc.
 
Certifications:
 
Designations: CPDT-KA
 
Training Equipment: Easy Walk harness or other front clip harness, 4 ft leads, long lines, and gentle leaders are the preferred equipment used.
 
Training Philosophy: I use positive reinforcement techniques in a variety of ways to motivate dogs to get the desired result.
 
Locations Served: Serving Mercer and Monmouth (NJ), and some areas of Bucks (PA) counties.
 
As a graduate of Rutgers University in Animal Science, I have devoted my life to animals and have 20 years experience in canine obedience. My first obedience dog earned 2 AKC obedience titles in less than 2 years and was trained through utility. He also had his CGC as well as being a certified therapy dog with TDI. Subsequent dogs have been trained through basic obedience but family life left little time for the show ring. When I am not giving classes in obedience, I volunteer for the Mid Atlantic English Springer Spaniel rescue as a member of the their Training and Behavior team. I love dogs and enjoy teaching people to have an enhanced relationship with them through mutual respect. My main mission for offering in-home private training at reasonable prices is solely to keep dogs out of shelters, as I have seen many times that dogs land in shelters for behaviors that could have been modified with obedience training and educating the owner.
Services Offered
Behavioral Consultation
Private Lessons
Private Training