At Relax your Dog, we use non-violent, positive reinforcement-based training techniques for teaching and learning with dogs and their people. We use scientifically-based methods with kindness and compassion as our guiding ethics and calm breathing as one of our core skills! We follow the guidelines and best practices of the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior, the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants, as well as the Pet Professional Guild.
• We believe that learning should be safe, fun, and effective.
• We believe that learning is most effective when everyone involved is on the same page and working collaboratively toward shared goals.
• We believe that dogs are magnificent, spectacular, and brilliant creatures who have much to teach us, if we’re willing to learn!
lisa and her team specialize in working with dogs that are stressed, anxious, in transition, trauma survivors, hyper-aroused/hyper-reactive, frustrated, lacking in confidence or just generally “misunderstood”. In all settings, we address learning and changing in a mindful, compassionate, thorough, and engaging way as we build and nurture trust in our human-canine relationships.