Unleash Your Dog's Potential
Positive Personalized Solutions for Pets and their People
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Your dog can learn and change to become a more well-behaved family member.
Positive, personalized training builds mutual bonds, enhances the partnerships and enriches the relationships people share with their pets.
We thought we would have to give up our dog. Debbie helped us to understand why Duke was biting and growling, and gave us the tools to deal with it. Our dog is still with us, and is happy and healthy.
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I work with you to identify reasonable goals and management measures to address unwanted pet behavior, while introducing techniques and exercises so you can teach your dog a better way to behave.
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I provide tools and skills to help you change your dog's behavior. Because behavior change is complicated, I help you hone those skills. I'm your cheerleader and mentor when times are tough and you need extra help.
I offer group training, as well as online classes on topics including Low stress vet. visits, aggression, loose leash walking, reactive behavior, dog body language and dog cognition. The classes are designed to supplement your home training.
My dog, Azela, had issues walking on leash. Since she was a puppy, I have tried multiple training techniques and regimes, but with very little success. I began working with Petamorphosis and Debbie because I felt as though I was out of options. I was so impressed with the results.
Debbie took the time to listen to Azela’s challenges, not only before training started, but continually throughout our sessions. She was always available to problem solve, and adjusted training techniques to fit on-the-ground observations. I was also impressed that she provided a follow up meeting after our initial 6-week training program.
As a professional animal behavior consultant, I work with humans and their canine companions to change unwanted behavior (in both species). Each day brings a new challenge. Whether it be figuring out why a dog growls, snarls and lunges when they see another dog, or how to train another to relax in the company of strangers.
To get to this point, I have worked over the last ten years to expand my knowledge and skills with the goal to teach others what they need to know to work with their pets using positive, science-based training techniques.
My educational background is animal behavior and biology. I have trudged through forests, jungles and military airfields to study a variety of amazing creatures including squirrels, vultures, and crows.
I became fascinated with canine behavior during my undergrad research on wolves' social behavior at that time I began training dogs. After my undergrad I wanted to understand more about animal behavior and animal learning. The culmination was a master's research on collective movement in Tibetan Macaques in China.
After working in the field I wanted to work with animals closer to home. So, my love for dogs and cats brought me to my current work with domestic animals in people's homes. I take on a variety of behavior issues in dogs and cats with my specialty in working with aggressive behavior in dogs as well as separation anxiety.
I continue to grow as a professional in my field through ongoing education, professional mentors, and through my work with each and every human-animal team. It is an honor to work with my colleagues and clients to make life better for our companion animals.