Dogs enrich our lives in countless ways. They buoy us up through their boundless loyalty. Remind us not to take ourselves too seriously. Keep us moving and laughing. But sometimes dog behavior brings frustration, worry, disappointment, and stress, too.
If the joy of your canine companionship is eclipsed by troubling behavior issues, I’d like to help.
As a highly-trained psychologist, behavior analyst, and professional dog trainer, I use the principles of behavior science coupled with empathy and compassion to address your dog’s challenging behaviors. My goal for you? A clear path to better behavior and joyful companionship.
Let’s move from Point A to Point B
A Your puppy is biting and chewing all the wrong things and pottying in all the wrong places. You’re losing sleep and hair.
B Enjoy a housetrained puppy who chews their toys and not your furniture – or you.
Basic Manners Dog Training
A Your dog drags you down the street, forgets his name when you call, and generally has you throwing your hands in the air.
B Enjoy a focused dog who looks to you for direction in all situations.
Kids & Dogs
A Baby’s on the way or toddler or young children are already here and you have some concerns.
A Walks have become a nightmare, with your dog lunging, barking, and growling at fellow canines.
A You’re embarrassed or frightened by your dog’s reactions to household members or strangers.
A You regularly come home to disastrous messes, a stressed dog, and angry neighbors.
Ready to connect the dots from Point A to Point B?
I look forward to forging a clear path forward for you and your dog.
“We can’t say enough good things about Melanie…”
“When Melanie first visited, our excitable girl immediately became calm and attentive. Melanie obviously knew what she was doing. In a short time, Abby has learned all the basic behaviors and we’ve learned how to handle tricky situations. The best thing for us is that Melanie works with our hectic schedules. We have three busy kids, ages 13, 11 and 7, and very little time to spare. We highly recommend Melanie to anyone who needs an excellent trainer!”
–Bonnie Lo, Villanova