We adopted Ellie,
a 9 month old Australian Cattle Dog, and were not prepared for her breed’s persistent energy let alone her behavioral challenges. At about the 5 month mark we worried we would have to consider rehoming options and decided that we needed professional help. It was important for us to find a certified trainer who practiced positive reinforcement, compassion and had lots of patience which led us to the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers and to Tatiana’s profile. Ellie iswas a very leash-reactive dog, who pulled on the lead, lunged at other dogs. It was especially hard to
My husband and I got our first dog together - an adorable, smart, and loving mini aussie named Bramble. She is so teachable and well trained, but we started having issues with our pandemic puppy as it relates to her socialization with strangers and children. We tried so much on our own and took advice we shouldn’t have until we finally reached out to Tatiana. She has been a true partner to us - working so hard between sessions, tapping her network and doing her own research to figure out how to help our complex case. We have a long road ahead but we know
capture or hold her attention outside which made the walks difficult and frustrating for both of us.
Tatiana was great at making insightful observations and has helped us build handling skills, which have been the key to less stressful walks and quicker recovery time for Ellie after blow-ups.
we're not walking it alone. Tatiana is guiding us, providing us with grounded hope and empathy, all with a clear set of expectations. She has helped us to understand how to keep our dog calm and help her feel safe before she can even feel afraid. We have been making progress with our sweet puppy and look forward to the continued growth, together.
- Tanya L.
Tatiana was always very in tune with what Ellie’s body language was telling us so we can anticipate and avoid triggers with tools to redirect/reinforce. She’s helped us adopt better handling methods, like transitioning from a prong collar to a gentle leader through slowly acclimating Ellie, and has introduced us to fun, simple enrichment activities using everyday things around us. Tatiana is a really great coach and champion, she gave us the confidence to keep up the work with Ellie and we’re in a much better place today, we've learned so much!
- Kristen R.
We contacted Tatiana for assistance with our 11-month-old puggle. We were feeling overwhelmed with his frequent barking, jumping and pulling on his leash and were at a loss on how to properly train him. Tatiana was a "Godsend" and she never complained about incorporating our older dog into the weekly training sessions. She has such a calm demeanor which helped with our anxiety as well as the dogs’ excitement with her presence and treats! Her followup was so beneficial to share with other family members so we were all involved in the reinforcement. I highly recommend Tatiana with any training needs- she’s very skilled and patient. - Maria G.