I’ve always had a love for animals, and dogs in particular. In 1998, I became a volunteer at a local animal shelter, where I began by walking and socializing dogs, to help them become more adoptable. My initial involvement with training there involved mostly traditional training methods. Then at one point, I was asked to work with a group of developmentally challenged teenagers, who loved dogs and wanted to be involved with them in any way they could. I knew that traditional methods would not work best for these kids, and sought to find a ‘friendlier’ alternative. That’s when I learned more about Positive Reinforcement training methods, and I haven’t looked back since.
Positive Reinforcement training is a people-friendly, dog-friendly method of training. You learn to communicate with your dog through innovative, positive-reinforcement techniques that are both fun and effective. You build a stronger bond, your dog will learn to respect you as a leader and a trusted friend, and you'll both have fun!
Ritsa Galitsis, CPDT
Sheepdog, ANGUS, a sweet Flat Coated Retriever
Mix, BARON, a shy Foxhound Mix, and Bea,
adorable and funny pit mix.