Lisa Slawsby - Certified Professional Dog Trainer- Knowledge Assessed AKC Certified Evaluator of Canine Good Citizen exams and Member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers
I do not train dogs, I teach them. I teach them impulse control, I help the dog to figure out which behaviors will get them rewards and take the motivation away for the behaviors we do not want. I use the same learning style with the dogs that I do for myself, positive motivation and exercise to help the brain retain the newly learning information.
How many times have you asked your super well trained dog to hold a sit while his favorite person walks through the front door, only to have him break it? Does your dog seem to go deaf when chasing a squirrel? I help to teach them impulse control; through exercise to get out the excess energy, positive rewards to reinforce the good manners and take away the motivation for the unwanted actions. I have found that this approach creates a well mannered, sound temperament, socially confident and happy dog, which makes a happy family.
I love running, nature and spending time with my favorite furry friends, (especially Izzy, my English Cream Golden Retriever) so The Posh Hound was a natural progression for me. I lived in the Virgin Islands for ten beautiful years and had the pleasure of working as a Veterinary Technician for a brilliant doctor. When I moved to Boston, I wanted to see the other side of a dog’s life, so switched to the behavior world. I had the privilege of working for one of the best trainers in the Boston area. After three amazing years, I left to follow my own path. I believe that your dog is happiest when, she is physically, emotionally and mentally fulfilled. This is where I come in, it is my job to make sure your dog’s psyche is balanced. I work with you to tailor a program that will maximize your dog’s enjoyment of life.
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