Gentle Approach Dog Training LLC - Philadelphia, PAphiladelphia, pa
Larry is a Certified member of the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC), promoting professionalism and continuing education in the field of animal behavior consulting. Larry works with companion animals and their humans to effect behavioral change in animals displaying dysfunctional, harmful, aggressive, destructive, or undesirable behaviors that cause distress or threaten the well being of humans and/or animals in the home. Certified Dog Behavior Consultants work with the emotional experience of dogs.
Larry is also a Certified Professional Dog Trainer - knowledge assessed, experienced in training puppies for house training, obedience, nipping / biting / snapping, barking, dog to dog and people play, Socialization with dogs and people, chewing things, pulling leash, how to walk, jumping up, crate training, eating too fast etc.
Larry is licensed as a Family Paws Educator, specialized with www.FamilyPaws.com in family training to develop a dynamic bonding with dogs, babies, toddlers, children, and adults.
He also works with resolving more serious behavior problems such as preparing for family changes, resource guarding, fear and anxieties such as fear of stairs, cars, skates, skateboards, bicycles, noises, lights, Separation Anxiety, reactive behaviors, bolting out the door, “Dominance, Alpha and Pack Leader” issues, etc..
Larry Stevenson's interests in helping people as a crisis intervention worker/ trainer and research technician has blended well with his interest in helping dogs and their owners understand their relationship using force free techniques.
Of particular interest to Larry is what he calls "Dog Livability". "Dog Livability" in Larry's relationship with dogs is how well any particular dog fits in with their family. Every family or dog owner and dog has individual needs in the relationship. These needs are best served when the dog and owner needs compliment one another.
Veterinarians, clients, other trainers, and pet businesses refer Larry. Always, in his nature, relating well to dogs and people, his personal and principal interests are in improving Owner/Dog companion relationships.
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How do you serve precious pets?
- Pet Training
Which training type do you employ to encourage paw-sitive behaviors?
- Pet Behavior Modification
- Dog Obedience Training
What part of the animal kingdom do you serve?
What licensing do you have?
- Business License
On a scale of snail to elephant, what size animals do you work with?
- under 20 lbs
- 20-39 lbs
- 40-79 lbs
- 80+ lbs
- Animal Behavior College Certified Dog Trainer (ABCDT)
- Association of Animal Behavior Professionals (AABP)
- Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers (CCPDT)
- Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA / CPDT-KSA)
- International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC)
Proud member of...
- Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT)
- Pet Professional Guild (PPG)
Cat-astrophes happen! What is your cancellation policy?
- 24 hours notice required
Which part of the country do you serve pets?
Philadelphia & surrounding Counties
What year did you begin serving pets?
How did you hone your craft?
Practice, Seminars, Books, Professional Organizations
What tip would you give pet parents for working with animals that you've learned as a pro?
Never Yell, Never hit, Be a Compassionate, Patient Leader, Develop TRUST.
What is one thing you want pet parents to know about you? It can be whatev-fur you'd like!
Empathy with clients. . .See Testimonials. www.GentlyTrain.com