is all about helping owners build, repair and maintain their
relationships with their
dogs by teaching them how to understand and communicate with them. Many
the problems people
have with their pets are due to a misunderstanding of normal canine
behavior. My favorite analogy
is that of being dropped
into a foreign country, unable to speak the language, but needing to
communicate basic needs -- how do you communicate when your hosts don't
speak your language? For that matter, how do you understand a
that doesn't even speak?
mean for you and your dog?
'Dog-Friendly' means that the methods used to work with your dog are
based on a positive-reinforcement theory model -- one that's been
scientifically proven to be the most effective and least risky in
of adverse reactions and resulting problem
these methods have been shown to be helpful for
improving the human-animal bond, while resulting in measurably higher
levels of obedience than traditional, force-based methods*.
WiggleBums, 'dog-friendly' also means 'dog-fun'! Working with
your dog doesn't need to be tedious or boring; when it's fun,
your dog learns faster and your bond gets stronger -- you'll really
time you spend together!
So, where did that silly
ask sooner or later!
named for my English Cocker Spaniel, Snickers... Snick was the
embodiment of HAPPY! He loved to be
with people, loved life, loved to learn and his bum never stopped
Jo has attained the title of Certified Dog Behavior Consultant and Associate Certified Cat Behavior Consultant from the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants, and is the only Certified Dog Behavior Consultant on the North Shore! Read more about CDBC Certification here.
WiggleBums! now offers private and semi-private Dogs & Storks® seminars.
Jo is a Licensed Family Paws Parent Education® Presenter!
WiggleBums! supports the No Shock Collar Coalition.
If you'd like
to add your name to the growing list of professional dog trainers,
behavior consultants, pet parents and others willing to take a stand
against the use of electric shock collars for training and controlling
behavior in dogs, sign up here.
WiggleBums! is proud to be a Better Business Bureau Accredited Business!
Training Methods: Their Use, Effectiveness and Interaction With
Behaviour and Welfare', Animal Welfare #13,2004; Hiby, Rooney and