Trainer Profile
APDT Member Since 1997

Foranimals, LLC

 
Behavior Consultations & Private Training: Relationship/Reward/Force-free Training; Puppy-Advanced Skills, Manners and Socializing; TTouch; Tricks; CGC; Greetings.
 
Certifications: CPDT-KA, CDBC
 
Designations: CDBC, CPDT-KA, CTTP-II
 
Training Equipment: One size does not fit all! I select humane equipment that will best suit the needs of the dog and handler. No electronic equipment or choke collars ever used.
 
Training Philosophy: I believe in relationship based, positive reinforcement training that brings a smile to your face and a wag to your tail.
 
Locations Served: Located in Lenox-Pittsfield Central Berkshire County, MA. Serving all of Berkshire County and Western Massachusetts including Franklin and Hampshire Counties as well as surrounding areas of New York (Columbia and Rensselaer Counties), Vermont (Bennington County) and Connecticut (Litchfield County).
 
Foranimals LLC is dedicated to providing individualized quality care and education for you and your companion animals. All training and handling techniques are based on positive reinforcement approaches to learning that foster trust, respect, and deeper relationships. I have been teaching for 35 years and opened Foranimals in 1996. My classes and individual sessions are designed to be active and fun for you and your dog. You will learn how to communicate clearly with your dog and when and how to reward good behavior. You will also learn how to effectively change unwanted behavior without the use of forceful or harsh punishment. Behavior consultations and private training programs are available year-round by appointment in your home or my studio. Whether you would like to begin basic skills and manners training for your puppy or adolescent dog, address challenging behavior problems like anxiety or aggression, or work with your aging pet’s comfort and pain management, together we will create a program using behavior modification, and positive-based skill building and management that works to support lasting change. Training is structured for real life learning with your companion dog. All training is conducted with the owner present and actively participating in the learning process. Families are encouraged to work together. Currently classes are held in Lenox, MA and are limited to: Greetings, Canine Good Citizen, and Tricks. Group workshops in Tellington TTouch are conducted several times each year in the New England area. My web site www.trainingforanimals.com lists current calendar information and a full description of each service. Please feel free to contact me by phone or email to discuss how I can help you reach your training goals.
Services Offered
Behavioral Consultation
CGC Training
Clicker Training
Fun Games
Group Training
Private Lessons
Private Training