We met Sarah-Anne when we moved to Bend and our medium sized rescue dog was having trouble adjusting. As a holistic horse trainer, I knew I wanted a similar, non-dominant approach for our very sensitive dog. Sarah-Anne has helped our family beyond our expectations. She is knowledgeable, kind, and dedicated in helping people understand the canine language and their dog better, and then helps implement new routines which result in happier, more confident dogs. I recommend her to everyone I meet and am so impressed with the results. You will never need or want another dog trainer!
Sarah-Anne Reed from Pack Dynamics joined Michele and Carolyn on the Monday Point to talk about a dog's sense if smell and how dogs sense our emotions. To listen to the show click on http://kpov.org/kpov_show/the-point/ and choose Monday's show. You can also find out more at packdynamicsllc.com or by calling 541-598-4103.
Pack Dynamics and Sarah-Anne has been life-changing for us! We adopted a one year old rescue dog and had tried traditional obedience classes as well as a reactive dog class. When our dog nipped at my young son and a friend I knew things needed to change. Enter Sarah-Anne! In implementing her methods our dog has completely stopped nipping, is calmer when visitors come over, and barks much less. The best part is that we now get to enjoy all the wonderful qualities of our dog instead of being constantly worried about his bad behavior.Sarah-Anne was extremely accommodating with our busy schedule and was also really respectful of my young children and their short attention spans. She really made them feel included in the process and made it fun for them.I feel like Sarah-Anne truly cares about us and our dog and helping people. She made me feel like she was truly invested in our success. I really appreciate how she always makes a point to call/email/text to follow up on things. I think this really made me accountable for our progress. It is so fun to share in the positive changes and to have someone cheer you on. Working with Sarah-Anne has honestly been amazing. Friends have even commented on what a difference they have seen in our dog. When someone says, “Wow! You’ve got to write a review,” you know you need to write a review!
I had the pleasure of being interviewed again on Monday 20th by Carolyn and Michelle on The Point, KPOV. This month we discussed the topic of camping with your dogs. For some tips to help you address common issues like barking, running away and nervous behavior listen to the show. Click on the link and choose Monday's show. Enjoy listening!
Thunder storms can create anxiety for dogs. How can you help them feel safe during a thunder storm???
*When away from home- Turn up the TV or the radio while you are away from home, the noise helps to drown out the thunder.
*Keep your dog in a smaller room, a bedroom for example, as this is like a den. The less space they have to guard in your home the less stressed and afraid they will be. Have a crate available and a bone to chew on.
*When home- Don't make a fuss of them, just ignore them if they are looking at you while the thunder is happening. No fuss or comforting means there is nothing to worry about. Remember that you can't explain to them that 'It's only thunder', you must show them through your actions and interactions and lead by example.