I started training dogs in the 80's and have always enjoyed the education and experience.
I love teaching dogs and their humans how to communicate with each other. "Perfecting the pack between mankind and dog".
I retained Danielle's services about 2 months ago for my female German Shepherd. At the time, my dog was jumping on guests, barking excessively, chewing on lawn furniture, leash pulling and essentially not listening to my commands. Now Tara walks properly on the leash, does not jump on people, only gives a brief alert bark when someone knocks on the door and only chews on HER toys. She pays attention to all of my commands and I can even take her out off leash! Very happy with the results and highly recommend Dani!
Danielle was so calm with my excitable dogs and taught me in a one afternoon session, at no charge, how to be calm with them and to alleviate their nuisance excitable barking when going outside, a habit they had exhibited for years. The change in their behavior, which has been sustained as I've practiced her methods, is nothing short of miraculous. I have known her for a while now, discovering her through rave reviews from quite a number of her clients on Nextdoor. She is very knowledgeable and caring and really knows her stuff about training dogs. If you want effective, compassionate, calm, kind training for your dog, and quick results, there is no one better. She really understands dog behavior and communicates with them calmly in a manner that they understand and react to instantly in a positive manner. My dogs were crazy about her, but, more importantly, her totally positive methods worked! If I hadn't witnessed it, I would not have believed it from my previously barking banchees!
Very pleasant and helpful! She does in home training, and we all agreed I need board and train. Danielle helped me find the right service and continued to follow up. She is great!
I start by providing a free, initial consultation at the prospective client's home. This gives me the opportunity to evaluate the dog's behavior and personality directly. Then I sit down with the owner(s), discuss my professional recommendations, what results the client is wanting, how I can provide those results and then make a plan together for success.
I have been training dogs, modifying negative behavior (including aggression) since I was 12 years old. I began with my own dogs, then worked with neighbor's and friend's dogs. Additionally, I obtained my certification as a vet tech and in small animal nutrition.
I have stayed active in keeping up with more modern training techniques, canine psychology, nutrition, you name it. Just like children, no two dogs are the same when it comes to the training and/or behavior modification they would benefit from most.
After majoring in pre-med in college, then working well over a decade as a healthcare professional in several diverse areas, I made a decision to start a business helping both dogs and people, which is something I've always loved doing.