New York City
I am a dog behavior counselor in New York City specialized in: positive reinforcement dog training for manners and obedience, excessive barking, impulse control, housetraining, biting and nipping, jumping up and lunging, leash aggression and separation anxiety. I am also specialized in dog wellness and health, concerning the following: feeding protocols, nutritional guidance, weight management, balanced exercise program, games for reinforcing good manners and impulse control and tricks for core strengthening and perception enhancement. My specialization is also in dog rehabilitation programs for various problems: post-surgery and post injury, physical conditioning for senior dogs, sports conditioning for working dogs, dogs with arthritis, mental stimulation for dogs with chronic issues, physical training for overweight dogs and dogs with orthopedic issues.
I am the founder and director of DogRelations NYC, member of the Association Of Pet Dog Trainers, ACK Canine Good Citizen Evaluator, and APDT C.L.A.S.S. Evaluator. I also own a certificate in Canine First Aid, offered to me by the American Red Cross.
Besides my vast specializations and certificates in dog training and dog relations, I used to be a professional violinist in Vienna, my birth city. After years of playing classical music, I noticed the beneficial effect this kind of music has on both human and animal brain. I got into dog training accidentally, by owning dogs and falling in love with those intelligent, loyal creatures. My first clients were a nice couple whose dog was gravely ill with pancreatic cancer. The dog was depressed, just lying on the floor, waiting to die. After a short time of working with their dog, I managed to get it interested in music. I taught her to play the piano, and she proved to be quite a talented dog. Her illness was too severe to cure, but, due to her newly found passion, she managed to survive a year longer than the doctors predicted.
I believe in affirmative dog training methods, and I believe each dog has its personality. A dog trainer should firstly get to know the dog before attempting to train it in order to be able to develop a tailored training method that will work best for the animal. For more information about me, my training methods or my portfolio, please visit my website. For dog counseling and training services, you can contact me at (917) 783-1473 or [email protected]