Jennifer DeLatte has dedicated herself to helping dogs & their people create better relationships since 2001.
“I love what this career teaches me about dogs, humans, and myself.” – Jennifer
Punishment or forced based training techniques are simply not as effective long term; either in transforming an animal’s behavior or mental well being for the better.
Jennifer believes in finding the most positive and effective methods possible to bring out the best in your individual dog. Therefore, all of Jennifer’s training techniques utilize the principles of reinforcement based training. Most people know this as reward based training vs. punishment or forced based training. The reason is simple. Reinforcement based training produces the most long lasting and reliable results. Jennifer is not a trainer who just jumped on the “positive dog training” band wagon a few years ago. Jennifer studied and practiced some of the more forceful “old world” training techniques in her early career. She discovered through her own experience that the conclusions behavioral scientists have made for decades are correct. Punishment or force based methods may appear to produce successful results; often more quickly than reinforcement based methods. However, punishment based techniques usually merely suppress undesired behavior. Too often behavioral issues will pop up again; sometimes with more difficult problems attached.
Jennifer offers practical and effective solutions to real world dog behavior issues for all types of dogs with all types of behavioral problems including all forms of shyness, fear, anxiety, aggression, over excitability/hyper and obsessive behaviors. Jennifer has used her expertise on dog behavior, animal training, learning theory and psychology to successfully help dog owners use the most effective, current, and scientifically based principles and techniques available.
A good trainer must have a solid understanding and continued education in dog ethology, veterinary animal behavior, cognitive, behavioral, and learning sciences. A good dog trainer not only has to have a solid understanding of dog behavior but human behavior as well. Jennifer believes a good dog trainer must also have extensive hands on experience applying that knowledge properly. It is one thing to have academic knowledge in these areas. However, no amount of reading can equal what one learns from actually working with people and their pets.