Effective & Efficient Education, Behavior Change & Training For Dogs - Safe, Sensible, Non-threatening, & Fun.

Clearing the shelters from the outside... in.

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The role of the Behavior Scientist is to help not only your dog but to help your entire family become self-sufficient in TRAINING your dog the SKILLS they need for most any situation, PREVENTING problem behaviors, Efficiently reducing & eliminating existing behavior issues.

Why Does BrindleDog exist?

To Improve your relationship, interactions, & activities with your dog, & restore peace in your home. To Keep Dogs Successful In Their Homes. To prevent isolation & surrender of dogs, Clearing the Shelters From The Outside......In

Training & DURABLE Behavior Changes through an EFFECTIVE, EFFICIENT Scientific approach, utilizing Added REINFORCEMENT, creates DURABLE, FLUENT, PREDICTABLE behaviors, & reinforces CALMNESS.

I help you and your dog understand, interact, and COMMUNICATE clearly and Respond Appropriately,Creating a Strong Dog-Family TEAM, successfully Reducing Stress, establishing strong Coping Mechanisms.  From Puppies to Adult & Senior Dogs, ALL LEVELS & TYPES of SKILLS & BEHAVIORS. I can help your Team Succeed, & ENJOY LIFE together.

Whether you need Basic Manners, Obedience Skills, Social Behavior, or need to change specific or specialized behaviors, help with the EMOTIONAL WELL BEING of a fearful, anxious, reactive, or aggressive dog;  I can help build the confidence, trust, and skills all members of your Team need so you enjoy including your dog as part of your family's activities.

I show you how to make behavior change a LASTING part of life, not  a chore.  I make it FUN, so that everybody enjoys, everybody learns, & everybody wants to participate.


Having a Behavior Consultant on your team can provide you the benefit of:

  • Improvement of basic training requirements.

  • Reduction of problem behaviors especially relating to fear, anxiety, and reactivity.

  • Improved relationship and bond with dog and family.

  • Building of the Dog/Family Team.

My Clients:

Have the dog you always imagined.


I earned my early animal husbandry and training knowledge the way most people do, working with the family dogs. In 2001 I continued my animal husbandry and education career while working as a naturalist for the Orange County CA, Department of Education. In 2004 I adopted an abandoned and badly abused 3-month-old puppy. The severity and destructiveness of the behavioral issues plaguing Flaco compelled me to focus my education, training and behavior skills towards working with fearful, anxious, and reactive dogs. Since then I have spent over 15 years working, caring for and training dogs in kennels, shelters, and rescues.

After completing 6 months of Independent Study and becoming a NJ State Certified Animal Control Officer and Animal Cruelty Investigator, I completed hands-on programs earning multiple certificates in both Dog Training & Behavior Consulting, learning from instructors who are elite in the fields of dog training & canine behavior. In addition to Private Individual Clients & Families; I used my skills & knowledge working with shelters, rescues and non-profit organizations training staff and volunteers, improving adoptability of shelter dogs, and working with adoptoers to increase success and retention of adopted dogs in their homes.

Most recently I completed the Dip. CBST. This graduate level diploma in Canine Behavior, Science, & Technology means I have the KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & EXPERIENCE to help nearly any family & dog, with the skills & long-lasting behavior changes they identify as their unique needs.

Using sensible, scientific, & non-threatening techniques to educate families, and improve the behavior and management of even the most challenging dogs. I work in the home, the neighborhood, the park, the car, the RV, and with any activity that your Team experiences challenging, unwanted, or inappropriate behavior.  I assist families who have fearful, anxious, and reactive (or aggressive) dogs Reduce, Elimintate, & Replace the problem behaviors and emotions of these dogs and improve the relationships and lives of families with their dogs. The goal I have is to create a strong Family-Dog Team & help keep these dogs in their homes, with the people who love them. In addition to BrindleDog Behavior Services private consults and specialized clinics, I run courses for Beginning, Basic, and Advanced Skills & Activities, and small controlled group courses with fearful and reactive dogs at local facilities & schools. I continue my volunteer work with several local SPCA organizations.


Contact Me

Contact me for an appointment. 

Flexible scheduling. Weeknights? No problem.
Before the baby wakes from a nap or the kids come home? No problem.
I do my best to accommodate.

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Contact Me

Contact me for an appointment. 

Flexible scheduling.
I do my best to accommodate.

New Jersey 908-635-4802
Central NY State 607-759-6437


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