August 25, 2011

NEW! Canine Good Citizen

I have added the Canine Good Citizen (CGC) training and test to my list of services. The CGC test is good for all dogs, especially those who like to visit public places, live in close proximity to other dogs & people, dogs who have access to children & the elderly, and for those who just want "proof" that their dog is as good as they think he/she is. For more info visit AKC CGC

Insurance companies have black-listed some breeds of dogs such as Rottweilers, pit bull-type dogs, Dobermans, etc. meaning they will not insure a home with such breeds or will raise the premium. Some insurance companies in certain regions have accepted the CGC certificate as a way to determine a dog is a good citizen and therefore will in fact provide coverage and/or offer a discount. For more information about Breed Specific Legislation (BSL) go to
ASPCA BSL & see if your city or state is listed at Dogs Bite.

For more information on the CGC training and testing, please contact me directly.

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I train dogs using positive reinforcement training to modify unwanted behaviors.  I step outside the traditional training box and use therapeutic-grade essential oils to assist in my behavior modification regime when it comes to dogs plagued with fear and anxiety as well as aggression.  My philosophy is to heal the dog's mind, body and spirit, not just to rid the dog of unacceptable behaviors.  I specialize in shelter dog rehab, reactive rover, and fearful fidos.