Blair Canine Coaching

Everything you will ever need for your pet

 

I am an honors graduate of Animal Behavior College and now a Mentor Trainer for the school's curriculum. I hold certifications through ABC as a certified dog trainer, pet sitter/dog walker, canine and feline nutrition counseling, pet massage, conducting private lessons, and shelter dog training. Committed to providing the most effective, convenient solutions to my clients' dog training needs, I avidly pursue ongoing continuing education and professional development by attending seminars, expos, and keeping current on all industry literature. Each dog/owner team has different needs and lifestyles so I strive to cater to that and help set you up for success. I believe that proper dog ownership goes beyond basic obedience training and involves correct, positive interactions between you and your dog on a daily basis.  Blair Canine Coaching puts clients first and is well respected and referred to by local professionals. When not helping clients relish easier lives with their canine companions, I enjoy time with my two dogs in the outdoors.

 

Animal Behavior College Certified dog trainer

Animal Behavior College is a nationally recognized dog training school. They have an extensive curriculum that includes a hands on externship with an established trainer and volunteer time at a local shelter.

Pet sitting and dog walking

The Pet Sitting and Dog Walking program teaches students how to properly run a successful business, care for many different types of animals, and how to properly and effectively walk dogs. Students learn about the many kind of pets people own such as dogs, cats, birds, reptiles, small animals, aquarium fish, and garden ponds. Basic human and animal first aid is taught as well how to respond to emergencies. Other responsibilities are taught such as light housekeeping, taking in clients mail, watering plants, and other needs clients may have while using a pet sitter. 

Pet Nutrition and Diet

The Pet Nutrition and Diet Continuing Education Program discusses basic nutrition, the regulations governing commercial pet foods, and the nutritional needs for both cats and dogs. In this course, students learn how to read pet food labels including the importance of carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins, minerals, and protective nutrients. Also discusses are the different types of diets (i.e. dry food, canned food, raw food, supplements, etc.) and how food can play a huge role in a pet's behavior and health. After the completion of this course, students have the knowledge to educate clients on how to provide their animals with the best nutrition based on their pet's individual age, weight, and health condition.

Pet Massage

In this course for pet care professionals; they discover the ways in which you can incorporate the many facets of massage into a daily pet-related profession. The addition of massage can help bring down tension in a stressful situation, relax a nervous pet and build important connections between the giver (certified professional) and the receiver (pet client).

Teaching private lessons

Teaching private lessons is an invaluable tool available to potential clients and their dogs. Students are taught how to properly administer lessons in a one-on-one fashion and how to address any concerns clients may have with their dog.

Training shelter dogs

Students are taught the important difference between dogs staying in a shelter environment and dogs currently living in a home. They are also taught ways to maximize a dogs quality of life during their stay in the shelter.