About Good Life Dogs
I graduated with Honors from the Animal Behavior College as an ABC Certified Dog Trainer. Animal Behavior College is approved by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education and is an internationally recognized school.
My nine month commitment to this program provided me with a formal education in canine obedience training and understanding behavior and its motives. My certification, education and experience provide me the skills required to effectively and humanely train your dog while keeping alive the spark that makes your dog so special to you.
I have been working with dogs for years and truly believe that everyone can live the Good Life with their dogs through better communication, understanding and wellness care.
Dog Training Philosophy
My training technique teaches dogs that obedience and other desirable behaviors, such as not jumping on people, earn him things he likes, such as treats, toys, petting and praise. This type of training creates a dog whose primary motivation is based on earning a reward, as opposed to avoiding a punishment. My methods include clicker training, rewarding through treats, leadership exercises, learning good behavior through repetition and preventing undesirable behavior through management.
Experience and Qualifications
- Graduate of Cornell University, B.S. Natural Resources
- Certified Dog Trainer graduating from Animal Behavior College with Honors
- Certified PetTech™ Instructor #1473
- Mentored 6+ years with AKC Field Champion German shorthaired pointer breeder, trainer, handler
- Guided upland hunts at Orvis Endorsed wing shooting lodge
- 2008 GSP National Futurity and Colorado GSP Club Field Trials
- Volunteer at CARE (Colorado Animal Rescue) and mentored with Behavior Specialist and Trainer Tracey Yajko
- Former Director of Operations at the Aspen Global Change Institute and ACES Naturalist
- Two years as Kennel Tech at Cazenovia Animal Hospital
- Member of New York State Outdoor Writer’s Association and Professional Outdoor Media Association
- Owner of SB Media Group, LLC, Public Relations and Communications for the outdoor industry
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