6163 W Forest Home Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53220
Training Dogs in Milwaukee, Greenfield, Greendale, New Berlin, Hales Corners, Muskego, Franklin, West Allis, Wauwatosa, Brookfield, Menomonee Falls, Waukesha, Elm Grove, South Milwaukee, Oak Creek, Cudahy, St. Francis, Caledonia, Wind Lake, Big Bend, Butler, Shorewood, Whitefish Bay, and Glendale.
In loving memory of 2 of my best pals, Holly & Scooter
We will never forget you!
I am a true believer that most (if not all) animals learn through positive reinforcement. That is, if they do something good for you, they will get some type of reward for it. Now most people think, "gosh, do I really have to give my dog all these treats all the time?" The answer is no. There are many other ways to reward your dog besides treats. However, there are many instances where treats will be the main motivator to teach a new behavior. Once your dog starts catching onto the cue or behavior, you will be able to fade out the treats.
Another way that I train is called clicker training. This is also a form of positive reinforcement, but it is used with a tool that is consistent every time you click it. This can work wonderfully for dogs who can be reactive or easily distracted. It is also an excellent tool for training other animals such as birds and various small animals. I often use the clicker in combination with treats and verbal praise.
It is important to establish your pets roll in your family as early as you can. The sooner you can incorporate positive dog training into your daily life, the better off you will be as a family. I make sure to work with you and the way that you learn best. I want to know that I have done the best with you to make sure you can build a relationship and bond with your pet to last forever. I am a laid back person who takes a realistic approach to your training goals. I like to have fun while teaching you valuable techniques that you can use for the rest of your life.
I have always had a passion for animals, and I feel very lucky to be able to have a job that I truly love. Not only do I get to watch animals and people learn new things, I get to witness the relationship between human and animal evolve into a lasting bond. I am truly grateful!
As you can see in the photo, that's my husband Dan, and our 2 dogs. Yukon (left) is a German Shorthaired Pointer and Cinder (right) is an Australian Shepherd. My husband and I hunt pheasant with Yukon and he is one great bird dog (but otherwise super lazy)! And Cinder is my sassy, super smart, talkative, loving herding machine. I also have 1 cat, 2 tortoises, fish, and I foster kittens from time to time. My hobbies include being on the motorcycle with my husband, photography, and different types of arts and crafts.
I started professionally training animals a handful of years ago. I am a member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers and and evaluator for the American Kennel Club's Canine Good Citizen and Community Canine certification.
I have a laid back personality and take a non-judgemental and realistic approach to training. It is a fact that every person and animal learns differently, so I work with you and your pet to what learning style suits you the best. I teach both positive reinforcement and clicker training. I can also work with behavior modification issues such as separation anxiety, barking, jumping, and shy and reactive dogs.
I guarantee that if you take the initiative to do the work with your dog a little bit each day, you will be amazed at how easy it can be to have a well behaved pet!