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Science-Based Positive Reinforcement Dog Training

…supporting a trusting and confident human-dog relationship.

 

I am fascinated by how dogs learn, how we can better communicate with them in training, and the very special and reflective relationship we have with them.

Relationships, good ones at least, are built on trust, respect, support, and love. This should be reflected in the relationship we have with our dogs, and the training methods we use to teach them. Training should be all about deepening and strengthening our relationship with our dogs. Positive, pet-friendly and supportive training methods build trust, cooperation, attention and stronger bonds.

At In Relation With Dogs,  I not only focus on training your dog but also you, as you are your dog’s lifelong companion and trainer. By giving you the skills to understand your dog’s behavior, how he/she learns and how to effectively communicate your lessons, you will be empowered with the knowledge and ability to teach your dog now and in the future.

As a science-based educated trainer with over 35 years of experience, I use only science supported positive reinforcement methods.  These proven methods build trust, attention, eager participation in learning and in performance, whether it be in obedience, manners or problem behavior rehabilitation.

Each client and dog is unique with individual needs in training. Because I work one-on-one with you and your dog I am able to tailor each training program to you and your dog’s specific and individual needs. I listen to your concerns and wishes, coach you through the training process and help you find real-life solutions that work for you and your dog. I will help you achieve your training goals and build a stronger and more even enjoyable bond with your dog.

I am committed to responding to your questions and needs quickly and with easy to understand answers and safe, practical solutions whether it’s about dog’s training program, behavior concerns, equipment, general care or just for support.

I am here to encourage you every step of the way! Even after the training is over. I offer lifetime “technical support” over the phone or via email to continue to guide you when needed.

Contact me today to discuss your dog’s individual training needs.

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