I help solve problems including housetraining, counter-surfing, jumping on people, barking, digging, reactivity and leash-pulling, chewing, begging and stealing, getting along with other animals, fears and separation anxiety, and puppy nipping by getting to the root of the problem.
♥ Heather Smith, Animal Behavior College Certified Dog Trainer and Behaviorist ♥
Behavior Modification involves changing a (usually undesireable) behavior. This involves counter-conditioning, positive reinforcement of desireable behaviors, and eliminating stressors that contribute to the bad behavior.
Behaviors classified under "behavior modification" include: marking in the house, barking or lunging at people or other animals, separation anxiety, fears or phobias, resource guarding, etc.
Pro tip: animal massage is a great way to reduce a dog's anxiety when done correctly.
This involves helping dog owners find solutions to their dog's nuisance behavior. Such behaviors can include: barking, digging, scratching, urinating or defecating in the house, coprophagia (poop eating), jumping on people, leash-pulling, counter-surfing, stealing, chewing, nipping, reactivity on walks, door-dashing, and more.
Manners and Obedience Training
Every dog should know basic cues and manners. Pet Lover's Passion can help you train your pup for attaining their Canine Good Citizen, or just so you have a loyal companion who adores listening to you!
Activity and Trick Training
This type of training is a great way to enrich your dog's life and improve the bond between you and your dog. Not only are tricks fun, they also help your dog expend energy in a productive way! (Thereby reducing undesireable behavior.)
Activity Training involves dog sports such as agility, rally obedience, scent work (aka nose work), fast cat, barn hunt, and others.
Training a dog at a very young age has a major impact on reducing undesirable behaviors in the future!
Contact Pet Lover's Passion to ensure your puppy has a proper upbringing!
Need something that fits into your busy schedule? Membership may be for you! You can ask your questions in Live monthly Q&As, scroll through mini courses and more!
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I help bewildered dog owners go from exhausted by their dog’s bad behavior to enjoying the calm companion they’ve always dreamed of, so they can live their best lives with their dogs. ...Interested?Speak to Heather to Learn More
The Benefits of Teaching Tricks and Solving Problem Behavior
The benefits of training can be invaluable. Imagine enjoying days with less canine-related stress and a dog that listens to you the first time you speak.
Imagine a dog who comes when called, sits politely at doorways while guests walk in, doesn't chew on your shoes, and, quite possibly, barks less at passers-by. You don't have to be pulled by your dog on walks anymore; teach him to walk beside you.
Maybe you've always wanted your dog to learn more tricks... the good news is: he can - no matter his age! The possibilities are endless. There is no limit to how much your dog can learn!
Not only are tricks fun and impressive, they are a great form of exercise for you and your dog, providing wonderful mental stimulation, while working and building patience, trust and a great partnership with your dog.
Learning tricks can help a dog relieve stress by providing an outlet for energy through mental stimulation. It can also help fearful dogs gain confidence and develop greater trust with their care taker and other people. Better yet, the more a dog learns, the more he will want to learn and will become faster at it.
Contact Pet Lover's Passion and ask about Trick Training or join the Dog Tricks Membership, you'll be glad you did!
Wendy and Ben
"Before Heather we had 2 over-reactive dogs that we dreaded taking on walks. Within 4 sessions our dogs are calmer around the house, on walks, and around other dogs. Heather is such a good observer of animal behavior…she was able to point out the details we were missing. She gave us effective homework between meetings and we now have more obedient dogs and a better relationship with them."
Trainer comment: Thank you so much! I'm so glad I could help!
Nutrition Affects Behavior
There are many factors affecting the way a dog behaves; one of them is the food that he or she eats. The microbiome in your dog's gut can strongly affect his or her behavior, as well as the vitamins and minerals (or lack thereof) in their body. Hop over to the Nutrition page to learn more about the Nutrition Consultations that Pet Lover's Passion provides!
Don't Have a Dog Yet?
If you're looking for advice on bringing a dog into your home, you've come to the right place! You don't have to have a dog to hire a trainer. It goes to show that you're looking to start things off on the right foot!
Pet Lover's Passion can help you get ready to invite your new furry friend into your home!
Gain Valuable Insights into Dog Training for Specific Behaviors
Heather Smith, Animal Behavior College Certified Dog Trainer and Behaviorist, has many helpful on demand webinars for you to gather valuable information. See what's available on the events page!Take me to the events page!
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Schedule an Online Pet Training Session
The purchase of this offer grants you a one (1) hour-long video call with Heather, Animal Behavior College Certified Dog Trainer, to discuss your training needs. Heather specializes in understanding behaviors to get to the root cause of a behavior issue, whether it's for dogs or cats. Services include behavior modification, problem solving, helping fearful dogs gain confidence, loose leash walking, training recall (come), puppy training, interspecies training (helping dogs and cats get along), trick training, and more. Book a call today!
Dog Tricks Membership
This dog tricks and sports membership is especially helpful for dogs who are high-energy, intelligent and need a job to do! This membership also covers the topic of canine health, nutrition and herbs. Learn about fun activities you can do with your dog, attend live monthly Q&A sessions, access member-exclusive training videos, join a like-minded community of pet lovers and be inspired to make the most of life with your dogs!
$21.99 USD every month
Pet Lover's Community
Access a community of Pet Lovers, like you, who are super-focused on pet health and training for dogs and cats! Topics are separated so that you can customize the content YOU WANT to see. Note: this is included for free with the dog tricks and cat training memberships.