Lauren and sister Sammi
Reading a good book.. most likely Stephen King
Relaxing and watching reality TV (don’t judge me) with Willow and Boomer
Traveling anywhere we can with my husband, Connor
Riding Peloton, running or going for a walk through City Park
Hiking or skiing, depending on the season
We’ll build a solid foundation of skills and then apply those into your real life. I’ll create a customized training program using my vetted training plans to help guide us towards your real-life goals.
Puppy raising is beyond stressful. You’re running on no sleep, your hands are sliced to bits, your furniture is chewed up and you’re finding puddles everywhere. I have solutions that you can implement on Day 1, so that you’ll feel immediate relief from common behavior issues.
I love the dog part of my job, but I also love connecting with you - the human! I’ll always find the fun and positivity in what we’re training. When you’re doing a great job, I’ll tell you! And I’ll coach you along in a constructive way so that you always feel confident and comfortable.
I use positive reinforcement (R+) or reward-based training, which means I reward behaviors we want more of.
For behaviors we want less of, I will either cancel the reward and try again, or I will purposely train and reward a mutually exclusive behavior in its place.
You won’t see any electronic collars, prongs, choke chains, dominance/alpha theory (it’s been debunked), or any other “tool” that hurts, scares or punishes dogs.