The WHAT, WHY, & HOW of dog training can be FAST, FUN, & EASY!
What kind of consequences do you want to use?
Your dog offers behavior =
You start something he likes or stop something he dislikes.
You start something he dislikes or stop something he likes.
Your dog "listens" to you in order to avoid something bad. He is always aware of the risk he takes when he tries to comply.
Your dog offers behavior =
You start something he likes.
Your dog offers the behavior voluntarily and enthusiastically. He is always motivated and is ready to see what you have in store for him.
Shortcuts to Sanity
Your dog is like an exchange student.
Your dog is essentially an exchange student who needs to learn what is socially appropriate and inappropriate in our society. As his caregiver, it is up to you to recognize him as an individual of another species who deserves just as much respect as you might want from him. It is unfair and can be dangerous to punish him for doing things that only come naturally (barking strangers, chewing, jumping), when you haven't taken the time to properly teach him more acceptable behaviors.
The Secret to Dog Training by Dr. Sophia Yin.
Hear what people are howling about!
I learned alot through Tess because of her passion for animals and her understanding of them. I think Tess always wants to learn more so she can have the latest information when she is working with her clients. She perseveres and is always positive. She doesn't need to change a thing. Tess, you certainly are the best!
- Gypsie's human, Chad, Aug. 2014
I found a recommendation for Tess as I was researching some puppy problems we were having with the 2 pups we rescued. Tess came to our home, worked around our schedule & was very flexible. She is knowledgeable about a variety of behavior issues and was able to teach us how to be better pet parents. She was available by text or email for any issues that popped up & has sent articles relating to specific problems we were having. We highly recommend her for any dog issues.
- Fritz and Dexter's human, Pam, Aug. 2014
If you are even just considering having a professional dog trainer work with you and your furkids, there's no need to wonder how to find a good one - Tess Windhauser has already brought so much confidence and peace of mind to our family after only 3 sessions! (AND the dogs are LOVING their time with her!) It's fun and rewarding to see what she can do with dogs! I CANNOT recommend her highly enough! We are so blessed by having met her .♡
- Bandit's human, Kathy, Feb 2014
The outcome was exactly as hoped for. The fun Jeb and I had training with you was a huge bonus. Your technique, expertise, positive energy and kindness equal a winning combo. You’re the best. Thanks, Tess!
- Jeb's human, Linda, 2013
Tess is phenomenal with our 4 dogs! The training tips she gave us helped build our puppy's confidence while we learned basic commands. The others also got to learn tricks.
- Angel's human, Paris, 2013
I am so thankful for your help. Butter has come so far with your training. It is a miracle! You and I have put so much work into her and it is paying off. I am so proud of her. She's very focused on me and I used to associate a trained dog as a "whipped" dog who was too submissive. Not the case at all! You are grrrrreat!
- Butter's human, Sandra, Nov 2013
You are such a sweet person, and I'm so thankful we met you and I'm so grateful for all of the knowledge you've shared with us, it has been so helpful.
- Murray's human, Stephanie, Nov 2013
Just want you to know how happy I am that we partnered up and what a great job you are doing! It was meant to be. I know I don't say it enough! But I really appreciate you.
- Candace, Owner of Doggie Diggs, Oct 2013
I swear you are the Fort Worth Dog Whisperer. He seems to have such a better attitude!
- Laddie's dog sitter, Marielle, 2012
We appreciate you so much. He has been so much more relaxed when I gather our things and leave my boyfriend’s house some evenings. He just sits and waits instead of whining like crazy...I really noticed a difference last night.
- Toby's human, Lauren, Nov 2013
Thank you, Tess, for your help. Khleo's behavior really has changed for the better. She doesn't growl at other dogs and seems happier. She is a better dog.
- Khleo's human, Mariela, 2012
Tess Windhauser CPDT-KA, ABCDT
Serving Dog Owners in North Texas
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