If your dog has a behavior problem, you’ve come to the right place.
My name is Cathy Daugaard and I work with families and individuals who need help with their dogs listening reliably at home and in public. I specialize in restoring calm to homes through a well behaved dog. Whether you’re wrangling a new puppy, an unruly adolescent, or learning that you can teach an old dog new tricks, I can teach you how to get your dog to respond. Is he too aggressive? A little scared? Does she not listen to you? Is this your first dog, or maybe your first dog of this breed? Every dog has his own personality and needs. Classes are OK for getting some of the basics down, but for real training that meets your needs and your dog’s needs, one-on-one time is needed and that’s what I do.

I have a very high success rate in helping Treasure Coast dog owners with problem behaviors such as not listening, aggression and anxiety. Clients that weren’t able to walk down the street without worrying what might happen if their dog met another dog or a child are able to gain the confidence it takes to go for a simple walk. Fearful, aggressive dogs become more relaxed and pushy dogs learn that the life is far more enjoyable when they cooperate with their owners.

Good behavior and manners are skills that even your dog can learn with practice – and learned much faster with the personal attention of a friendly, experienced behavior consultant and trainer. My methods will have your dog happily listening to every command, even around distractions, and you don’t need to be a skilled trainer yourself. That’s what I’m for!  Call me at 772-284-9011 for answers to all your dog training questions.

You May Be Wondering If Your Dog Is Too “Bad” To Help
If your dog is fired-up, frantic, and out of control, I can help!  Reactivity and aggression are serious problems, and won’t get better on their own. In fact, the passage of time makes finding solutions difficult. I recommend that you seek help at the first signs of irritability in your dog.  Although not all dogs can be taught to love other dogs or people, they can be taught to be polite. Through proper training and management, anything is possible.

How I’m Different From Those Other Trainers
Traditionally, dog trainers charge clients an hourly fee or sell a package of sessions to deal with a behavior problem. When the consultant has finished working with the client, or the package has run out, the client is left without support and, in many cases, without a resolution to the dog’s behavior problem.

That’s NOT the way I do business.  You receive unlimited lessons to get your dog trained the way you want. All of the programs include a certain number of lessons as a minimum. So if it takes more lessons to train your dog and your family, there is no extra charge.  Within the confines of the class setting, I will do whatever it takes, for as long as it takes, to help achieve your desire that your dog becomes an enjoyable pet. I am as serious as a heart attack–my reputation depends on your success.

I hope you will choose to work with me.

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Behavior problems don’t get better on their own, they usually get worse and the more the dog practices bad behaviors, the harder it is to find solutions.

I am not a fly-by-night dog trainer (there are a lot of them, unfortunately) or moonlighting from my day job.  This is my everyday, all day job.  I recognize and appreciate the trust owners place in me and offer my clients the confidence of 27 years of experience and my commitment to work with them every step of the way.

Correcting behavior problems requires not just training commands, but knowing the reason your dog is misbehaving in the first place.  I’m always amazed at how quickly dogs respond to correction programs that deal with the causes of behavior problems.

Call me at 772-284-9011 for a short phone consultation to see how Pet Etiquette can help you and your dog. It never hurts to ask.  P.S. I am Certified, Licensed, & Insured.