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Peggy holds a BS in Biology with a minor in education. The degree includes several classes in psychology. She also took a class called Animal Ecology which included field studies as well as information on the handling of animals at the Denver Zoo.
In the early years, Peggy honed her skills by working with horses who had moderate to severe behavioral issues. She had three articles published in popular horse magazines which addressed how changes in training techniques could be valuable to horse behavior. She had the privilege of learning, first hand, from a horseman named Monte Foreman. Some of his concepts of working with a horse’s natural movements to train specific behaviors in horses was revolutionary at the time. Now many horsemen have developed similar techniques which is incorporated in what is now called "Natural Horsemanship."
Peggy vastly reduced her work with animals for several years while raising a family. Then about twenty years ago, she once again ventured into the business by working with problematic dogs. Having gleaned valuable knowledge from Monte Foreman’s discoveries, Peggy began to study different training techniques elements that made those techniques effective or ineffective. She continues those studies as well as continues consulting to resolve problematic behaviors in dogs.
Peggy has taught classes including puppy class, agility, and obedience. She has shown in obedience and agility. She has worked with a variety of dog behavior issues to resolve behavior issues.
Writing about behavior issues:
Peggy has had several articles published about her observations on canine behavior and about some of her training discoveries used to resolve behavior issues. Several have had DWAA (Dog Writers Association of America) nominations, and five have received awards.
Some organizations who work to resolve behavior problems in dogs believe that one technique is the solution. Peggy understands that the technique needs tailored to the dog’s personality and behavioral traits. She works to implement good solutions for each problem to help resolve the issue as quickly as possible. She also believes in empowering dog owners by training the owner how to deal with their dog’s specific issues. For people who don’t want to deal with retraining a dog, she is often willing to do the training for that person.
Your Dog Issues:
If you are having a problem with your dog’s behavior, Peggy works on an hourly fee. She has had a lot of success resolving problems that other dog trainers have failed to resolve. She enjoys working to help train people to learn how to manage their dog’s behavior issues.
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