Your dog's happiness and comfort is my first priority.
I provide a safe, nurturing environment to help your dog overcome their fears, exercise their energy and facilitate the growth of their many wonderful qualities. I am home full-time. I have worked with a vast variety of dogs for over 5 years, fostered over 25 dogs in my home, worked for the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) and am currently a trainer with It's Your Dog, School for Dogs. I have experience in fearful, high arousal/energy, resource guarding and dog selective behaviors.
I earned the title of CPDT-KA from the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers and a Bachelors Degree from the Anisfield School of Business at Ramapo College of NJ. I believe in reward and motivation-based training. I use food, toys and other rewards to reinforce desirable behaviors. I work at each dog's pace and never use force. Dogs are individuals, therefore I base my socialization of each dog based on each dog's preferences. I am fluent in dog body language and respect the dog's communication. It is my pleasure to provide care for your dog.
Beyond the Walk is bonded and insured through Business Insurers of the Carolinas.
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