About YWD

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).

You can also heck 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