How do you serve precious pets?

  • Pet Training

What training tools do you use?

  • Back-clip Harness
  • Barriers
  • Clicker
  • Head Collar
  • Leash
  • Long Line
  • Martingale Collar
  • Praise/Affection
  • Toys
  • Treats

Do you offer online sessions?

  • Yes

Which training type do you employ to encourage paw-sitive behaviors?

  • Pet Behavior Modification
  • Dog Obedience Training
  • Service Dog Training

What part of the animal kingdom do you serve?

  • Dogs

What licensing do you have?

  • Business License

On a scale of snail to elephant, what size animals do you work with?

  • 20-39 lbs
  • 40-79 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
  • under 20 lbs

Pet Certifications

  • American Kennel Club Canine Good Citizen Approved Evaluator (AKC CGC)
  • American Red Cross Pet First Aid and CPR Certified
  • Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA)
  • Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner (KPA CTP)

Proud member of...

  • Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT)
  • Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers (CCPDT)

Cat-astrophes happen! What is your cancellation policy?

  • 24 hours notice required

Which part of the country do you serve pets?

All parts via virtual sessions, but physically located in the Heartland (Miissouri), specifically southwest Missouri (Springfield, MO area)

What year did you begin serving pets?

1992, volunteering in shelters; 2007, professional dog training

How did you hone your craft?

By attending and completing several different trainer programs, culminating in graduation from the esteemed Karen Pryor Academy for Animal Training & Behavior 6-month-long professional dog trainer program; apprenticing under accomplished professional trainers; attending workshops and seminars; taking college courses in canine biology and behavior; reading, watching videos by experts; and practicing with self-critique.

What tip would you give pet parents for working with animals that you've learned as a pro?

Patience with yourself and with your animal is key. Progress is not a straight line up, there will be plateaus and set-backs. Practice is essential, but it isn't the number of repetitions that counts so much as it is the thought put into each session. Keep training sessions short, and always end each session with your dog (or other animal) being successful and wanting more!

What is one thing you want pet parents to know about you? It can be whatev-fur you'd like!

In addition to the credentials listed, I have a master's degree in adult education and my teaching career spans about 50 years. I am also a registered nurse, so have an indepth understanding of physiology and behavior. I have taken a course in applied behavior analysis and use that in my work with animals as well as people. My nursing experience and graduate coursework in physiological psychology allows me to understand the physiological basis of behavior problems and the role of medication in behavior modification. I work with general practice veterinarians and veterinary behaviorists, and believe in a team approach.

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CPTA-KA

How do you serve precious pets?

  • Pet Training

What training tools do you use?

  • Back-clip Harness
  • Barriers
  • Clicker
  • Head Collar
  • Leash
  • Long Line
  • Martingale Collar
  • Praise/Affection
  • Toys
  • Treats

Do you offer online sessions?

  • Yes

Which training type do you employ to encourage paw-sitive behaviors?

  • Pet Behavior Modification
  • Dog Obedience Training
  • Service Dog Training

What part of the animal kingdom do you serve?

  • Dogs

What licensing do you have?

  • Business License

On a scale of snail to elephant, what size animals do you work with?

  • 20-39 lbs
  • 40-79 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
  • under 20 lbs

Pet Certifications

  • American Kennel Club Canine Good Citizen Approved Evaluator (AKC CGC)
  • American Red Cross Pet First Aid and CPR Certified
  • Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA)
  • Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner (KPA CTP)

Proud member of...

  • Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT)
  • Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers (CCPDT)

Cat-astrophes happen! What is your cancellation policy?

  • 24 hours notice required

Which part of the country do you serve pets?

All parts via virtual sessions, but physically located in the Heartland (Miissouri), specifically southwest Missouri (Springfield, MO area)

What year did you begin serving pets?

1992, volunteering in shelters; 2007, professional dog training

How did you hone your craft?

By attending and completing several different trainer programs, culminating in graduation from the esteemed Karen Pryor Academy for Animal Training & Behavior 6-month-long professional dog trainer program; apprenticing under accomplished professional trainers; attending workshops and seminars; taking college courses in canine biology and behavior; reading, watching videos by experts; and practicing with self-critique.

What tip would you give pet parents for working with animals that you've learned as a pro?

Patience with yourself and with your animal is key. Progress is not a straight line up, there will be plateaus and set-backs. Practice is essential, but it isn't the number of repetitions that counts so much as it is the thought put into each session. Keep training sessions short, and always end each session with your dog (or other animal) being successful and wanting more!

What is one thing you want pet parents to know about you? It can be whatev-fur you'd like!

In addition to the credentials listed, I have a master's degree in adult education and my teaching career spans about 50 years. I am also a registered nurse, so have an indepth understanding of physiology and behavior. I have taken a course in applied behavior analysis and use that in my work with animals as well as people. My nursing experience and graduate coursework in physiological psychology allows me to understand the physiological basis of behavior problems and the role of medication in behavior modification. I work with general practice veterinarians and veterinary behaviorists, and believe in a team approach.