Your Whole Dog: Cooperative Care. Training. Enrichment.
I have long been an advocate for a multi-modal approach to canine health, training and behaviour, and Your Whole Dog reflects my philosophy that neither behaviour nor health happen in a vacuum and many factors should be considered and addressed when looking at training, behaviour and health challenges. To that end, I am a strong advocate for enrichment and decompression activities.
My training areas of special interest are, primarily, cooperative care and foundations for fitness and rehab, and ensuring that a dog's behavioural and physical wellness needs are fully met.
As a trainer, I use positive reinforcement, and I am both Fear Free and Low-Stress Handling certified. I am a Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner (KPA-CTP), having recently completed the Dog Trainer Professional program.
I am a member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers NZ (full), the Pet Professional Guild (full), and the International Association of Animal Behaviour Consultants (supporting).
There's more info coming soon - this is very much a (overdue) work in progress!
In the meantime, you can check out Your Whole Dog on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/yourwholedog
The Association of Pet Dog Trainers NZ is the professional body that represents positive reinforcement trainers in New Zealand. You find more information on their website: https://apdtnz.org.nz/
For more information on Fear Free and what it means to be a Fear Free Professional see their website: https://fearfreepets.com/
For more information on the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants and the different membership categories, their website is: https://m.iaabc.org