Rockstar Dog Training Services
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Micaela Frank speaks “dog.” She is sharply attuned not just to what dogs communicate vocally, but what they say with their bodies, their ears and their faces. She is endlessly patient and creative in designing positive strategies to address challenging behaviors, and she brings an energy and enthusiasm to her work that is absolutely contagious.…
Rockstar Tips of Wisdom
I learned about overarousal in dogs the hard way. I hadn’t been working in a shelter very long when a large strong dog came in as a stray. He was young and pretty friendly overall, but he had a tendency to escalate quickly. He was stressed in the shelter environment, and he showed that by humping the staff. Humping is often thought of as a sexual behavior, but in many cases, it is a stress behavior. I didn’t truly understand this at the time. I finished a short training session with this dog, working on alternate behaviors to humping people. I put him back in his kennel, turned to leave, and this frustrated, overly aroused dog sunk his teeth in to my upper arm, leaving two punctures. I learned that
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Did you just rescue or adopt a dog? Thank you for adopting. We specialize in helping adopters integrate their new dog into their home. Rely on our extensive experience with shelter dogs to help you prevent problems before they start and have a smooth transition with your new family member.
Hi, I’m Micaela!
I am a Certified Professional Dog Trainer, Knowledge Assessed. I received this certification from the CCPDT. I am also a Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner. I specialize in on-leash reactivity as well as fearful dog behavior, but I enjoy working with dogs of all types.