Elissa O'Sullivan, Animal Behaviorist
and Falkore Rottweilers
|Animal Behaviorist? Trainer?
What's the difference?
As an Animal Behaviorist, I look to find the root of your
pet's problem. I believe that if you can fix the cause, you
will fix the symptoms. A trainer will fix the symptoms, but
your pet will still have the same underlying problems.
For instance, a trainer may teach your dog not to bark at
strangers. He will use basic obedience to help you
manage your dog- he may teach your dog to watch you,
or not to look at strangers. I will look at WHY your dog
barks at strangers and teach your dog to love strangers,
therefore he will stop barking at them. A dog trainer
teaches you to manage the problem, I help you teach
your dog not to have the problem anymore. The same
goes for cats- if we could figure out why your cat won't
use his litter-box, then we can figure out what needs to
change to get him to use the litter-box again.