Specialized Training specifically geared toward adult dogs with behavior problems and early puppy training.
Helping families live more compatibly with their canine companions using scientifically sound, rewards-based training.
In an unregulated industry, where there are no mandatory requirements for education or certification, Christine’s dedication to education, professionalism and excellence sets her apart! Christine is well-educated in the science of animal learning and behavior change (Applied Behavior Analysis), and has earned multiple professional certifications proving her expertise, skills and knowledge in these fields. Christine’s techniques incorporate things the animal seeks, such as food, toys, play and praise, to motivate learning and behavior change, rather than things that cause the animal fear or pain, such as shock, choke, prong or intimidation tactics. All of our methods are rooted in building a cooperative, rather than confrontational, relationship between you and your beloved family companion. Your dog will love training, and you will feel great about using these methods. Whether it’s getting your new puppy off to a great start, or addressing adult dog behavior problems, including senior dog behavioral wellness, compulsive disorders, fear or aggression, if you are serious about changing your dog’s behavior, we are serious about helping you.
Training and Behavior Modification Credentials
University of South Florida: Bachelor’s of Science degree
CTC: Certificate in Training and Counseling, Academy for Dog Trainers, Distinguished Graduate
PMCT: Pat Miller Certified Trainer, Peaceable Paws Academy
CPDT-KA: Certified Professional Dog Trainer – Knowledge Assessed
APDT: Professional Member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers
PPG: Professional Member of the Pet Professional Guild
Serving Fairfax, Burke, Fairfax Station, Clifton, Centreville, West Springfield, Vienna, Oakton and areas inside this geographic zone.
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