Lindsay received a CDT (Certified Dog Trainer) through Animal Behavior College in 2012. Her training approach and methods follow the latest behavioral scientific research that promotes, trust, mutual respect and teamwork. She uses force-free, positive and gentle techniques to teach,change or maintain behavior. Positive reinforcement is rewarding the right behavior with something the dog really likes (treats are the most common)so that the behavior is more likely to occur in the future. Clicker training uses this method and is an excellent way to teach new skills and maintain a good relationship with your dog. Positive training is pet and people friendly, focusing on safe, effective solutions for your dog as an individual.

"Positive training works, it's fun, and it does not have the potential tocause stress and physical injury to our dogs through the application offorce, pain and intimidation." Pat Miller

"The more positive reinforcement an animal has in its life, the better ableit can adapt to new situations and stress, and ultimately the better its quality of life." Lisa Desatnik

*Training classes:*
The following classes are offered:

  • Puppy Kindergarten
  • Advanced Puppy
  • Basic Manners
  • Advanced Manners (outdoor class - only offered in the spring and fall)

*Private training services:

*In-home training consults*
These training consults take place in your home for one on one attention to address your specific needs and prevent and resolve behavior problems. Behavior consults help you understand your dog's behaviors and develop a plan to manage and change those behaviors. Follow-up training sessions teaches your dog new skills and help you to implement your personalized training plan. You are given handoutson the information that is discussed during the consults.

*In-hospital training consults*
Private one on one training that take place at Hartwood to address your dog's specific behavior problems. These consults are best for behavior problems that do not solely take place in the home such as jumping and leash manners. Consults will help to develop a plan to manage and change your dogs behavior. Behavior problems include:

* New puppy or dog in the home
* House breaking, crate training
* Preparing your dog(s) for a new baby.
* Nuisance behaviors such as jumping, mouthing, counter surfing, barking, destructive chewing, etc.
* Basic manners and leash walking
* Anxiety and fear
* Leash reactivity
* Aggression towards people or other dogs Lindsay Taylor, CPDT Certified Pet Dog Trainer