APDT Member Since 2020
Comprehensive Dog Training
Animal Behavior College Certified Dog Trainer offering behavior modification and canine training services. Learn to communicate effectively with your dog and ensure your dog's mental and physical needs are met.
I am an Air Force wife, a full-time certified dog obedience trainer, and canine behavior specialist. In addition to working with my private training clients, I work with New Hope Cattle Dog Rescue to offer behavior consultation services within the organization for current dogs and for new adopters.
Job Title: Canine Behavior Specialist and Dog Trainer
Training Equipment: May include: Flat or Martingale collar, Herm Sprenger prong collar, remote collar (E-Collar Technologies Brand that delivers a beep, stimulation, or a vibration; NOT a shock collar), slip collar or slip leash. NO retractable leashes.
Training Philosophy: Each individual dog I work with is assessed and assigned training methods according to their individual traits and their owner’s training goals. Every client's training plan will include positive reinforcement.
Locations Served: Aurora, CO
Castle Rock, CO
Columbine Valley, CO
Greenwood Village, CO
Highlands Ranch, CO
Lone Tree, CO
I believe that, unfortunately, misunderstandings surrounding canine behavior have led to behavior modification methods (or a lack of implementation of proper methods) that are not only ineffective but can actually worsen the behavior they are intending to change or cause behavioral problems in other areas of the dog’s life. That’s why I feel it is so rewarding to provide pet owners with a way to communicate with and understand their canine companions. A dog’s body language and physical cues, environment, exercise, nutrition, routine, and socialization history, and typical behavioral patterns must always be taken into account and considered to ensure that their needs are being met. Training is the most effective when all of these factors are taken into consideration to make sure the dog is getting the best foundation to start with.