I am a graduate of Animal Behavior College as well as a full member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers.
I do private in-home visits and work with the owner to help solve the dog’s behavior problem(s) using positive reinforcement, patience and leadership techniques.
I encourage the use of treats, toys and affection to help motivate the dog and also try to make training entertaining and fun for the dog owner.
I work primarily in St. Augustine, Florida but also provide services in the Manistee, Michigan area a few months out of the year.
The training equipment I prefer to use are the Control Ease and Holt padded head collars and the Herm Sprenger prong collar. I am very comfortable using these collars and have used them on all three of my dogs.
On occasion I offer group classes through local rescues and shelter organizations in St. Augustine, Florida and Manistee, Michigan with part of the fee going to the rescue or shelter.
Coming soon I will be offering small intimate classes at my home limited to six dogs.
I also started a free dog walking club called Be A Pack Leader Dog Walking Club over 7 years ago and anyone is welcome to join us. It’s a great way to socialize your dog and get exercise too.
In February 2012 I established a unique Be A Pack Leader Dog Training Scholarship Program to provide training for dogs and their owners who need a chance to solve behavior problems.
In June 2012 we partnered with the St. Augustine Humane Society to issue these scholarships.