Paws@School is your place to educate your dog(s) and your family to enjoy the best relationship possible.
As a dog owner, animal lover and rescue person my highest motivation is to ensure the safety and happiness of the relationship between handler & dog and to help everyone find and enjoy their place in that bond. I have received extensive training and have an international background in working with dogs and people including experience with consultation, in-home training and classes. Additionally, I have a Diploma in Social Work and experience working with children of all ages and adults supporting them through challenging life situations. My experience with both dogs and people uniquely qualifies me to support your needs.
Dynamics between children and dogs have a special place in my heart and I love to help expecting families (either a baby or a puppy) have the best possible experience in that process. I also love to visit children of all ages in schools with my registered pet therapy dog to educate about how to treat dogs and how to stay safe around animals.
Would you benefit from any of the following?
Paws@school will help you to succeed.
I'm looking forward to meeting you and your dog!
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What do I teach | How do I train?!
All of the dogs I have lived with or owned were "2nd hand" or rescue dogs and I had to work hard through a variety of issues myself. We also provide a loving short term home to a number of foster dogs from different age, size, breed and background, some of with (medical) issues.
I know first-hand how training your dog can be, but I also know how rewarding it feels to finally see real change.
What is my training philosophy?
We want the dog to live as part as our life, our family, our culture - we will have to help it find it's place and demonstrate appropriate behavior.
I promote a harmonic relationship with your dog that builds on respect and trust, training, breed-specific exercise, as well as structure, leadership and knowledge.
It's important to me to find what motivates the dog and use positive reinforcement in training to get the dog to consistently repeat behavior we want to see. Dogs must learn to accept "no" and to deal with frustrations, otherwise your dinner can become their meal and a neighbor's child riding a bike can become a chase toy.
Our ultimate goal in dog training is that everybody can co-exist and your dog learns to makes the right decisions.