CYNTHIA GORDON, CPDT-KA, VSPDT
I am a Certified Professional Dog Trainer, a Victoria Stilwell Positively Trainer, a Tellington Touch (TTouch) Practitioner, an AKC approved Canine Good Citizen Evaluator and an Apprentice Examiner for the American Temperament Testing Society.
I am also a founding member of Life Rights for All Creatures, a 501(c)3 organization that is working to bring an end to homeless pets; supports shelters and shelter adoptions, and aids those who have pet-related issues that threaten the well-being of their relationship.
As a trainer, I specialize in working with dogs that have behavior issues, such as excessive barking, nervousness, nipping or dog-dog aggression (reactivity). I use a variety of techniques, most notably TTouch and Positive Training to work with these animals to help them develop the confidence and well-being they need to become loving, safe family pets. Most often, these behaviors have developed from fear-based issues, and with patience and positive training, the once reactive, nervous dog can learn to trust and make you proud to walk them down the street again.
I am located in Seminole, FL and travel to your home throughout the Pinellas County and upper Manatee County areas.
I also work with a network of Family Dog Training Partners who are available to help with all other aspects of Family Dog Training and Basic Obedience. We volunteer regularly at shelters, and are always willing to set up private consultations at the shelter at a reduced charge if it helps keep your family together!