While other walking services can get the basic job done, what sets Melissa apart is her experience as a trainer. Finn, my young poodle mix, has been fear reactive since he was a pup, and through Melissa's training and walking sessions he has become a more confident and relaxed dog. I couldn't be more pleased!
what is positive dog training?
We look at what behaviors we want to change or teach, and modify the dog's environment to either prevent or encourage those behaviors. It takes skill and the help of behavioral science to train this way, and the results are long lasting! These methods exclude the intentional use of physical or psychological intimidation (fear) and pain. Hooray! Zoo animals are often trained with this method.
what behaviors can you help with?
We offer professional consultation & training for:
how do we start?
Head over to our CONTACT page and fill out the form there. Once we receive your information, we will quickly get in touch with you to schedule an initial consultation! This consultation allows us to understand your dog's lifestyle, history, and needs. We'll give you basic training principles, an overview of the general behavior needs each dog and puppy has, and get you ready to begin training immediately!
We give you the tools necessary to accomplish your goals, and offer sound, professional consultation specific to you & your dog's needs. We want to see everyone succeed!