Serving Ithaca and the Finger Lakes
Canine Manners and More for a Lifetime
Services and Training Packages
Dog training customized to your needs and your schedule in your dog's natural environment
Has your dog been relegated to the backyard or basement?
Have you stopped inviting people home because of your dog’s behavior?
Do you feel it’s not pleasant or safe to take your dog out with you?
Maybe you’re feeling you can no longer live with your dog’s behavior.
I can help
Whether you have a new puppy or older dog that you want to get off to a good start, or you’re feeling at the end of your tether with your dog’s behavior.
Together we will identify and clarify your training goals and develop a training plan that will help you achieve those goals.
I will teach you how to use a small device called a "clicker" and a process of reinforcing the behaviors you want from your dog, so you will see results with just minutes of training every day.
The training methods you will learn are positive, force-free and best of all fun for you and your dog. Your dog will become an enthusiastic learner!
Training packages will be customized to meet your goals, schedule and the level of performance you want your canine companion to achieve.
Training for Manners
Training for Attention
Training for Calm
Clicker Training Basics
K9 Foundations Package:
Loose Leash Walking
Advanced Target Training,
Down Sit Mine/Take It
Recall and Settle
Nothing in Life is Free
Clicker Training Basics
(if new to clicker Training)
Problem Behaviors Package:
On-leash dog-dog reactivity
Consultation and Counseling:
Private in-home consultation for problem behaviors and training options.
Are you not sure what to do about your dog’s behavior or considering a home change or euthanasia? A consultation can help you examine the options and reduce the stress of this difficult decision.
Private in-home consultations for choosing a puppy or dog for you or your family.
Are you thinking about adding a new puppy or dog to your home? I provide consultation, helping you make a decision about a new canine companion that will match your life style for their lifetime.
Counseling for coping with your pet's aging or illness or loss
Unfortunately our canine companions live their lives quickly and we may face making decisions about their end of life and our feelings of loss.
Adults and children form close attachments to pets and a pets loss is often the first loss a child experiences. Parents that seek support for their family, help them understand the loss, find healthy ways to remember and memorialize their lost companion. Helping your child learn to manage their emotions of grief will reduce family stress and serve your child for their lifetime.
I have over 25 years experience as a therapist and can help you and your family with these tough decisions and challenging feelings.