BehaviorSelf and K9 Personal Trainer - San Diego, CA
My practice is focused on behavior medicine and I also teach clients how to train their own mostly dogs for many applications, from basic good citizenship, to prepare for AKC certifications, for therapy dog titles, canine good citizenship titles, basic obedience, and service dog roles.
Behavior medicine treats dogs and cats that have behavior disorders, and is not the same thing as training. Training may also be incorporated in behavior medicine however. Behavior disorders are behaviors based on fear, stress and anxiety in pet dogs and cats that may sometimes be normal behaviors but are incompatible with living with families and navigating the environment they live in. Often the behaviors are not normal and lead to unsafe conditions in the relationships of people to their pets.
When I am contacted by a person who had a pet with a behavior problem, I interview the person by phone initially. then I send a questionnaire for the owner of the pet to fill out. When it is returned to me we speak again by phone and I propose a plan. If the owner decides to move forward we meet and begin working on the plan.
Plans are individually tailored for each situation, as are fees. Fees will be based on the plan I formulate and discussed before any charges are incurred by the pet owner.
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How do you serve precious pets?
- Veterinary Care
- Pet Euthanasia
What part of the animal kingdom do you serve?
What licensing do you have?
- Business License
- Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM)
- USDA Licensed
On a scale of snail to elephant, what size animals do you work with?
- 20-39 lbs
- 40-79 lbs
- 80+ lbs
- under 20 lbs
- National Veterinary Accreditation Program (NVAP)
Proud member of...
- American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)
Cat-astrophes happen! What is your cancellation policy?
Which part of the country do you serve pets?
San Diego County, California
What year did you begin serving pets?
How did you hone your craft?
When I got my first dog I was fortunate to meet a trainer who introduced me to opoperant conditioning principles of animal training, using positive reinforcement, reward based techniques for training animals rather than punishment based behavior that was all too common at the time. I still use the principles she taught me 40 years later, after having every professional animal behavior organization echo her approach over the years. After beterinary school, I began working with client animals that needed training or behavior modification therapy and things just took off from there.
What tip would you give pet parents for working with animals that you've learned as a pro?
If you have problems with training your dog or cat or your pet has behavior problems, don't wait too long to get help! For training, look for traienrs wh practice the principles of positive reinforcement, reward based training, not punishment based training. Watch a few classes before you choose one. Never turn your dog over to a trainer to be trained, the trainer should train you to train your dog, and your dog should never be out of your sight with a trainer. For behavior disorders, look for a veterinary behaviorist or veterinary behavior consultant.
What is one thing you want pet parents to know about you? It can be whatev-fur you'd like!
Pet training is FUN and enhances your relationship with your pet, and this is what I will teach you!