I specialize in the rescue dog. Having 5 of my own, I understand them very well, as well as supporting several rescues.
I have a masters degree in animal behavior from the university of Wisconsin Madison, a certificate in separation anxiety and over 20 years of experience. I specialize in aggression, anxiety, separation anxiety, and fear based issues
Watching dogs that have behavioral issues blossom into well rounded individuals
Beth is incredibly helpful! She helped us with our English Setter rescue as he was aggressing and barking at other dogs on our walks. He is not always a perfect gentleman, but most of the time, he is responsive to us and so much better at not reacting to other dogs on walks. She immediately connected with Gibson and showed us so many great tips to get his attention that we would have never figured out. Definitely recommend!!
I first met Beth when I was trying to understand my rescue dog's food aggression. We had consulted and attended classes of several trainers but the piece we were missing was understanding why this behavior was happening. Beth helped identify the issue right away and helped us create a home environment and manage our expectations of being in public with Ivy. This was like a light bulb moment for me that I am so appreciative for. Beth has always been instrumental in helping with our fear-based foster Brady. When we brought him into our home, he wouldn't leave his crate. He had been abused and was terrified of everything — people, sounds, movement. Beth coached us from day one and was ready to answer whenever I needed her. It was incredible watching Brady leave the crate and grow to a tail-wagging, playing, happy dog that loved to cuddle. At one point in his process, Brady began to develop some resource guarding with a couch and Beth knew how to address it immediately. Her advice transformed Brady's relationship with our other dogs and they all could coexist without any issues. We can't thank her enough and are so appreciative of all her hard work and advice. I 1000% recommend her services.
Beth was recommended to me after I broke up a fight between my beloved rescue setters and in-turn suffered a bite resulting in stitches. My heart was broken at the thought of having to possibly re-home one of my babies. Beth was an absolute lifesaver, she was extremely knowledgeable, kind and her care for both my dogs and our family was apparent upon our first conversation. With her guidance we were able to realign our thinking to create a healthy and happy environment for our entire family including our sweet pups! I would absolutely recommend Beth without hesitation!!
Beth has been awesome with our new dog, Joey. Joey is a 2 year old rescue with a traumatic past. He's fear based but with Beth's help has become much more social. He's opened up and has made tremendous improvements. She's also helped us with our other 8 year old dog, Cassie... Cass is very loveable but very reactive on the leash. Beth's approach helps us in understanding what our dogs are going through and how to best help them so we can all improve. Not only does she advocate for our fur babies, she's also our biggest cheerleader. Highly recommend!
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I have an MS in an behavior from the University of Wisconsin Madison, as well as a member of the IAABC and finishing my credentialing through them