Love Your Dog,
Overwhelmed and at your wit's end?
Feeling helpless and don't know what to do?
Your beloved dog is not the dog you expected.
Whether you want a cuddlebug, adventure dog, or coffee house officionado, Stephanie's support and guidance will help you calm the chaos and enjoy time with your dog.
There is Hope!
Your dog may not being eating through your doors and walls, yet! Maybe they howl all day, pace, pant, drool, or soil the house. Let me help you help your dog feel safe home alone.
Fear and anxiety is the root of many undesirable behaviors. Whether your dog chooses fight or flight, I can help you help them feel safe and choose different behaviors.
Stuck at home
Unable to enjoy company
Constantly worrying about your dog's behavior
Dread taking your dog anywhere
Feel guilty when you leave your dog home
Terrified of being left alone
Freaks out regularly, even at home
Can't be taken anywhere without losing their mind
Afraid of anything or anyone out of the ordinary
Makes life stressful
Stress no more.
One simple step can change your life!
Help Your Dog
Your dog's behavior has you at your wit's end.
Puppy love is over. Your dog destroys your home, barks and lunges, or cowers in the corners (thunderstorms, anyone?).
Your dog is not giving you a problem...
they are HAVING a problem!
Your situation is unique so requires a unique approach. Stephanie tailors your training to fit your lifestyle, goals and dog's needs. You enjoy invaluable support throughout your program. You don't even have to leave the house!
Stephanie helps you discover why your dog is struggling and teaches you how to support them.
Calming the chaos!
There is a family tale about how, as I learned to walk, I would balance myself by grabbing onto our beloved dog. Now, I know how lucky I was to have a dog that took such things in stride. That pup became part of the family a few months before I did and shaped how I see these amazing, sensitive, loyal and dynamic creatures.
Dog training and our understanding of dogs has changed so much since I used my beloved companion to balance me as I learned to walk. With new understanding comes the potential for increased connection with our dogs. I love to be able to pass on the latest scientific information and training techniques to the amazing families with which I work. One of the best parts of what I do is watching people's relationships with their dogs grow into loving partnerships.
Contact us and tell us a little about the help you need.
"A trainer who understands both dogs and people."
At last! A trainer who understands both dogs and people. We asked Stephanie to help our young dog, Riley, overcome the trauma of having lived with an aggressive older dog. Riley was skittish, overly assertive, and highly reactive to stimuli. Stephanie's training and behavior-modification techniques have helped Riley -- and us -- become a happier, safer household. In the course of working with Riley, Stephanie saw that our other dog, Sophie (a 3-year-old chihuahua/poodle rescue) was also responding to her own traumas, though in different ways than Riley. Stephanie is now working with Sophie to help her be more comfortable and secure. What do I like best about Stephanie: she sets reasonable expectations, has good boundaries, and rewards & praises us (me and Riley!) when we get it right.
~ Margaret L.
"Stephanie...gave me lots of tools to help with their anxiety..."
I rescued two wonderful but challenging dogs and I was struggling with their behavior. Stephanie helped me learn how to be a better dog mom and gave me lots of tools to help with their anxiety and over enthusiasm. I have used the tools that Stephanie taught me to help my dogs adjust to the arrival of my first child. We have all been able to blend together as a family thanks to what I learned from Stephanie.
~ Sahra S.