When I got my first dog after college, I wanted to do it right. I started researching the best training methods, only to be flooded by a wealth of information about the "right" way to train a dog. And in the overwhelming amount of knowledge, I was drawn to positive reinforcement, which is a training method focused around using gentle and humane methods to make training fun for both dog and pet parent. As an experienced dog trainer now, I firmly believe dog behavior can be transformed and owners can build a bond and communicate in a way that dogs understand using powerful force-free, positive reinforcement-based tools and techniques.
During my Master's program in Mental Health Counseling at Boston College, my primary interest was in pet therapy. After searching for ways to marry my two interests of working with people and with dogs, I began to explore my options as a dog trainer. I am a VSA-Certified Dog Trainer through the Victoria Stilwell Academy, a member of APDT (The Association of Professional Dog Trainers), and am a Certified Professional Dog Trainer through the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers (CCPDT), a certification that requires passing a comprehensive exam and hundreds of training
The companionship and comfort that dogs provide speaks for itself considering the vast number of families that choose to bring a dog into the family. Dogs are also great for teaching children empathy and nurturing skills. I train a wide range of dog behaviors ranging from teaching puppies basic manners to modifying behaviors such as excessive barking and separation anxiety.
True Fit Dog Training is a dog training service located in Arlington, MA and serves the neighboring towns. True Fit Dog Training offers both private in-home sessions and virtual online consultations to help fit your needs and your schedule. Having a dog should bring great joy. We strive to cater to your schedule and lifestyle to make the training process as stress-free and enjoyable as possible for both you and your dog!