I will never forget being 17-years-old and struggling with a reactive dog who barked, lunged, and snapped at dogs and people. I worked as a tutor at the time and so saved my pennies to hire a local trainer, who arrived on the scene to a fearfully defensive dog, snarling and teeth bared. Short of coaching me on how to handle the situation, the first words out of her mouth were, “you see this dog? You did this to her. You are the reason she does not trust you or the world around her.” The words landed like I had been smacked. After all, I needed help training. I didn’t need any help feeling guilty for my dog’s behaviour and for waiting too long to fix it.
I have now worked over several years in the field of animal behaviour and veterinary medicine, and many of my behavioural clients come to me experiencing feelings of guilt, frustration, and desperation. They have tried and failed to achieve their dog training goals. They have worked with other professionals who have made them feel guilty or flat-out told them that their dog was beyond help. They have tried other training that “didn’t work.” Their dog is growling, snapping, or biting. My goal is to provide empathetic, compassionate, and solution-based lesson plans that deliver positive results. I understand that life is challenging, that management gets overwhelming, and that we sometimes don’t have an hour per day to work the family dog. My training style is tailored to suit the lifestyles of families and working adults, as well as retired individuals, while achieving results in as little as 2-minutes per day, even with aggression-based cases.
I also do pet dog obedience, competition obedience, and sport dog training, and am particularly fond of scentwork as a confidence, focus, and drive builder for fearful, reactive, and aggressive dogs. I am an active member of the canine community and I train and compete with my own three dogs in Obedience, Rally-O, Barn Hunt, Nosework, Disc, Dock Diving, and, more recently, Conformation, in which I have earned multiple titles and first placements. I believe that sport training is a fantastic way to engage the every day dog, while also providing benefits such as increasing confidence and decreasing boredom behaviours, such as digging and barking.
Please contact me at (831) 251-1216 or firstname.lastname@example.org to transform your life today!
Janee holds her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer-Knowledge Assessed, a certified CGC and Trick Dog Evaluator, and a certified C.L.A.S.S. Evaluator. She currently specializes in the following areas: