Dog Training & Behavior Modification
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We love Stephaine, and continue to use her to work with our dogs. They love it when she comes over to work with them :)May 31, 2017Verified
Stephanie was amazing with our 6 month old Boxer puppy as well as our 3 year old Whippet. She was very insightful! The tools, tips and tricks she taught us and our dogs will certainly create much more harmony in our home! We're so thankful to have found her!Jan 16, 2017Verified
Stephanie helped us with our dogs after we brought our daughter home from the hospital. We had some introduction issues that were quite frightening for us as new parents. Not only did Stephanie empathize with our concerns, she was extremely patient with our never ending questions during the training process. Stephanie's way of explaining dog training is extremely easy to understand and helped us achieve very fast results. We would recommend Stephanie to anyone with a dog, whether they are new to the family or have been a longtime member.May 24, 2017
Stephanie was wonderful! We adopted a boxer from BRBR and he required a lot of training. Stephanie was very helpful and patient with us and Hobey. She is so knowledgeable and interacted so well with Hobey. We would highly recommend Stephanie!Dec 31, 2016
Stephanie was kind enough to help me with London, our 5 year old Terrier mix that had issues with running away and not coming when called. We started out with London leashed free in the yard using 2 or 3 leashes tied together, Stephanie worked with London, calling her and rewarding her with a treat and praise. She then handed the reins over to me and also gave me tools like changing the tone in my voice and behavior. Soon London was off her leash and roaming our yard while Stephanie and I pretended to ignore her. I practiced the tools that she gave me, each time successfully getting London to come back to me from further and further away, I was amazed! We were given homework to practice 10-15 min each day, soon running away was no longer and issue with London! Stephanie is a wealth of knowledge for both you and your dog. I would highly recommend her services!!Jan 2, 2017
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?Every dog is different, so I believe training methods should be based on each specific dog. I use a variety of training methods that will work for all kinds of dogs and issues. There isn't one way that works for all dogs.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?animal behavior courses and hands on experience working with rescue dogs with issues from aggression, separation anxiety, or just basic obedience. I've worked with foster homes and adoptive families with all kinds of issues.
- How did you get started doing this type of work?I took animal behavior courses in college and decided to help rescue dogs that had trouble getting adopted because of behavioral issues.