I love learning about dog behavior and the science that drives it (and makes us better able to change it, too). But what I love most is sharing that learning with my fellow dog trainers, behavior consultants, and other animal lovers.
I love learning about dog behavior and the science that drives it (and makes us better able to change it, too). But what I love most is sharing that learning with my fellow dog trainers, behavior consultants, and behavior consultants.
CAAB—Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist through the Animal Behavior Society
PhD in biopsychology—the study of the biological basis of behavior
Creator and instructor of online courses for the IAABC Foundation
2019 APDT Member of the Year Award
IAABC Foundation Board Member
B.S. in Wildlife Ecology
Previous university instructor on behavior science, including courses on learning, neuroscience, and evolution and behavior
Regular training and behavior conference speaker on the science of behavior
First of all, I’ll just own it. I really am a geek. As in, I get super excited about science stuff and dog behavior and new ideas. And I love sharing it all. Really love it. So, you should probably expect a bit of enthusiasm.
Secondly, I have high standards. I think our industry could use a much deeper dive into the knowledge behind our craft. So, you should expect to encounter much deeper material with me, and to study it at a higher level. Essentially, I take a college approach rather than a conference one.
Thirdly, though, my standards for myself are just as high. If I’m going to ask you to do the work, you should know I’ll be working my tail off to make sure you’re successful. You’ll find me prepared, full of creative ideas to help you really “get it” and be able to use it, and always ready to offer extra help or support. Because I’m also really friendly and always happy to chat science and dogs.