MEET BETH PRISTAVEC

Beth Pristavec is a graduate of Jerry Hope’s challenging, year-long Canine Behavior Clinic program, where she studied animal learning theory and reward-based training techniques and has studied under the Karen Pryor Academy of clicker training. Beth is a proud member of the Pet Professional Guild (PPG), the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC) and is an AKC Canine Good Citizen Evaluator. Her experience encompasses a wide variety of behavior modification, dog obedience training, and puppy socialization. By working one-on-one with individual dog owners and teaching public dog training classes, Beth helps her clients experience the positive results of living with a well-trained dog.

Committed to providing the most effective, convenient solutions to her clients’ dog training needs, Beth avidly pursues professional development by attending several seminars and webinars per year with top industry professionals. A firm believer in ongoing education, Beth attends professional workshops, conferences and webinars whenever possible, and studies publications by leading instructors in the field, such as Ian Dunbar, Ken Ramirez, Susan Friedman, Jean Donaldson, Temple Grandin, Patricia McConnell, Brenda Aloff, Nicole Wilde, and Jerry Hope.

When not helping clients to enjoy easier lives with their canine companions, Beth enjoys participating in Nosework and obstacle games with her own three dogs, and is currently seeking her certification in canine massage and acupressure.

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TRAINING PHILOSOPHY

Beth uses reward-based training techniques, also known as positive reinforcement training, grounded in canine behavioral science. Reward-based training is fast, effective, and humane. Better yet, you can easily integrate this type of training into your everyday routine with your dog so his good manners are maintained indefinitely. The basic principles of reward-based training, once learned, can be applied with every ball you throw and every meal you serve—turning daily activities into training moments for your dog without any effort on your part.

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