I am an experienced companion, therapy, and mobility assistant service dog trainer with a substantial background in canine behavior modification, day care, boarding, evaluating health issues, and administering medications. I am a person of unusual dedication, efficiency, and drive. My skills and talent include a strong ability to effectively communicate with dogs and evaluate them through observation and interaction.
I utilize positive reinforcement training methods, and apply negative training markers carefully so that they enhance my relationship with dogs by providing additional, useful information to him. I socialize dogs so that they will be confident enough to deliver requested behaviors in many different environments, and to tolerate the things that they are not comfortable with. I do not interpret inadequate socialization as being a dog's stubborn refusal to acknowledge my signals.
It is my objective to give you a foundation upon which you may establish a relationship with your dog that is becoming of the well-behaved companion and pet you desire. I trust that you will enjoy the love of a dog that springs from the investments you have made in your relationship with him. I wish you a dog whose greatest pleasure is to be by your side, a dog who trusts that he is and always will be part of the fabric of your life, a dog who feels understood by you, a dog with the confidence to take a chance and try something new because he knows you will be there to support him, a dog who looks you in the eye and smiles.