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Lee Desmarais is a graduate of the Karen Pryor Professional Dog Trainer Program and an AKC CGC Trainer and Evaluator, as well as a Certified Level-1 Applied Behavior Analysis Accredited Practitioner (ABAP-1) and a member of the Pet Professional Guild and Association of Professional Dog Trainers. Lee is a positive based, force-free aversive-free trainer, whose primary style of teaching is based in ethical and scientifically proven training approaches, according to the ethical guidelines and humane practices as defined by:
The Certification Council of Professional Dog Trainers
The American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior
The American College of Veterinary Behaviorists
The International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants
Linda Michaels' Hierarchy of Dog Needs
The Pet Professional Guild
Lee understands fully that the methods of training chosen to work with dogs will shape the relationships and emotional well-being those dogs have with both their owners and their environment, for their lifetime. Lee is often heard saying “we don’t hurt dogs, not even their feelings”, but this isn’t just a catchy tag line, it is her philosophy 100% of the time. Because of that, she is committed to her continued education in order to stay informed on the most current behavioral approaches, most ethical practices, and most positive reinforcement techniques of the day. Dog training isn’t about obedience and commands, in fact those words are not in her training vocabulary; Lee believes training is about building a relationship with your dog, much like that between humans; one that is based on love and trust, give, and take, as well as mutual understanding.
Lee has personally shared her life with 14 adopted dogs over the past 26 years; always maintaining a multi-dog household. Lee has lived with and rehabilitated reactive dogs of varying degrees ranging from mild to serious aggression, as well as resource guarders and dogs with fear-based anxiety, including separation anxiety and human aggression. Lee has real world experience and a soft spot for the dogs who live with these day-to-day struggles, which may make them less adoptable, or in many cases, extremely difficult to live with.
Lee's commitment to you:
Whether you’re looking for basic manners, solutions to specific problems, or just simply to improve the bond between you and your dog, Lee has the experience and education you’re looking for, to provide the quality training that you and your dog deserve.
Lee currently shares her life with, a two American Pit Bull Terriers, Mercy and Shale, and two cats, Chuey and Pookaloo.
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Serving Bristol County and parts of Norfolk County
02743 Acushnet,02702 Assonet,02703 Attleboro,02763 Attleboro Falls,02779 Berkley,02715 Dighton,02717 East Freetown,
02357 Easton, 02719 Fairhaven, 02760 North Attleboro, 02747 North Dartmouth, 02764 North Dighton, 02356 North Easton, 02766 Norton, 02767 Raynham, 02769 Rehoboth,02771 Seekonk,02725 Somerset,02726 Somerset, 02748 South Dartmouth, 02375 South Easton, 02777 Swansea, 02718 East Taunton, 02780 Taunton, 02718 Taunton, 02790 Westport, 02791 Westport Point, 02019 Bellingham, 02021 Canton, 02032 East Walpole, 02035 Foxboro, 02035 Foxborough, 02038 Franklin, 02054 Millis, 02056 Norfolk, 02762 North Attleboro, 02762 Plainville, 02067 Sharon, 02070 Sheldonville, 02071 South Walpole, 02072 Stoughton, 02032 Walpole, 02071 Walpole, 02081 Walpole, 02070 Wrentham, 02093 Wrentham, 02738 Marion, 02347 Lakeville, 02344, 02346, 02349 Middleboro, 02739 Mattapoisett, 02571 Wareham, 02330 Carver
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