I am a veterinarian with 30 years companion animal experience and over 20 years working with service dogs. Stopping "bad behaviour" with punishment will not help in the long-term. We need to develop a plan that encourages your dog or cat to offer appropriate behaviours in exchange for positive rewards.
The key to solving behaviour challenges lies in the relationship between you and your pet or service animal. Loving your dog or cat is a great start. Let's expand on that bond by teaching you how to read canine and feline body language and communicate with your pet or partner.
Positive reinforcement is about more than tasty treats. I use empathy and proven scientific methods to strengthen your relationship and solve dog and cat behaviour problems. Let's explore learning theory and how you and your best friend can teach each other.
Our best results come from a team effort. We encourage an animal's best behaviour by learning how they are communicating with you. Through a series of training exercises and games, both of you will be engaged and challenged to be better partners in your relationship.
Dogs working in animal-assisted therapy or as full-time service dogs need special understanding for the challenges they face. A respectful approach to both human and canine partners will be incorporated into your individualized behaviour plan.