Spirit of the Okami
About this pro
It comes down to education that is up to date as well as my strong ethics. We know from science that using forceful, negative reinforcement and the outdated and incorrect pack theory causes more harm than good to your dog. It doesn't teach the dog what behaviors you want to see... it just leaves a dog in a life of quite desperation. Theses outdated methods have been found to cause learned helpless where the dog shuts down to learning, as well as causing more behavior issues and health issues down the road. Spirit of the Okami understands this and uses the most up to date training methods and educates owners along the way. Love working with the Owners and their furry family member.
15 years in business
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?Yes, I tend to do webinares through Pet Professional guild to get a hold of any new information about dog behavior
- How did you get started doing this type of work?I have always been around dogs my whole life. My father always had a lab or Golden for birding. Once we moved to NH we then started branching off of labs to different breeds such as herders and so on. It was thanks to him that I learned about the power of Positive Reinforcement
- What types of customers have you worked with?A lot of times people are looking for the whole package from learning the basics and touching up what their dogs already know. I also tend to open the eyes of owners' about how you should look at dogs and what needs to be done. I also know do pet sitting, where I stay at the owners' home 24/7 so pets do not have to be sent to stressful kennels.