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I studied dog training with Catch Canine Trainers

Academy - Master Dog Trainer program and

graduated with distinction.  During this program my dog

training skills were evaluated by a seasoned  professional and I

received a perfect score.

I have also gained a wealth of canine knowledge from

training my own dogs and would love to help you with yours.

I use the LIMA (Least Intrusive, Minimally Aversive) approach to training and work with my clients to gain a well balanced dog.  

There are many different ways to get behaviors from your dog but the basic principles are always the same.    

Dogs learn through Classical and Operant Conditioning.  Scientific terms for the simple learning process of a dog. 


It is through the knowledge and application of these concepts that we can begin to see big changes in our dog's behavior. 


Dogs also respond to calm and consistent leadership.


One of the most effective ways to gain leadership is through the calm, fair and pain free use of an e-collar.


Modern e-collar training is humane, and done at highly variable stimulation levels so that it can be adjusted for what is needed in the moment. 


This stimulation is not shocking the dog, but it is a blunt stimulation (similar to a TENS unit used to relax muscles for humans). It is therefore a gentle but firm correction to the dog.... like a tap on the shoulder. 

With calm and consistent use of an e-collar many dogs can be reliable off-leash in a matter of weeks.

If your dog has any behavior problems, please contact me for a free phone consult.  

Helen Richardson CCDT
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