Living with pets involves a lot of emotions on both ends of the spectrum from laughter to tears. It also carries huge risks if people do not understand their pets’ body language – compromising the welfare of the animal and the safety of people or other species involved. Yet, the pet care industry can be a grey area with little regulation in regards to professionalism. Anyone can call themselves a dog trainer, groomer, even a behaviourist without having formal qualification or professional expertise to work with animals.
One thing that’s black and white is that there is no magic wand to change behaviour overnight – human or canine. However, there are certain science-based learning theory and training principles that have been proven to work. I do not offer one-off behavioural visits and I believe it is unrealistic and unethical to promise quick fixes to problem behaviours. My goal is to help dog parents achieve realistic expectations of their furry family members and of themselves too by explaining canine body language, how dogs learn and how to teach them using reward-based training techniques. Because I believe in long-term solutions instead of quick fixes.