Who will I be working with?
Honestly, I grew up as a cat person.
In the mid-90s I adopted a German Shepherd mix, Emily, by accident. Emily was a bundle of emotions but an incredibly compliant dog. She left a huge hole in my life when she died.
Almost a year after Emily’s passing I adopted my current dog, Eddie, a small terrier mix. He was discovered sitting in a Con Edison parking lot in East New York and I offered to take him in for the night and figure out what to do with him. I have been figuring out what to do with him every night since. It soon became clear that he wasn’t going to thrive with a person who wasn’t interested in understanding dog behavior in general and his behavior specifically.
I have studied with Rikke Brogaard, Jenny Chun, and Viviane Arzoumanian at NY Force Free Dog Behavior Consultants. NYFFDBC bases their teaching on the work of Pat Miller, Karen Pryor, Patricia McConnell, Jean Donaldson, and other pioneers of the force free movement.
- Elizabeth H. Robinson, CPDT-KA