Hello, dear dogs and their beloved humans!
I am Alisa, dog wellfare and behavior coach and researcher, M.Sci (Psy).
My mission is to enhance the well-being of dogs and their humans. In my work, I employ a holistic approach that incorporates up-to-date research in animal science, modern reward-based training methods, and respect for dogs and their guardians.
Numerous studies have shown that an abnormal level of stress can be the root cause of not only serious health issues but also various behavioral problems in dogs, such as anxiety, fear, poor learning, aggression, hyperactivity, and inappropriate elimination (f.i., Williams, E.J.; Blackwell, E., 2019, Rohleder, N., 2019, Bele´n Rosado, 2010, Mills, D.; Karagiannis, C.; Zulch, 2014, R. Mitra & Robert M. Sapolsky, 2008, Bruce S McEwen et al., 2016).
The causes of stress in modern pet dogs stem from the inability to satisfy their breed-specific and species-specific needs in the contemporary urban environment, which is rife with various restrictions, distressing noises, unpleasant odors, and absurd demands. My job is to comprehend the unique issues of each dog-human family and discover easy and enjoyable ways to alleviate them.
I am proud to uphold the PDTE Code of Ethics and The Pet Professional Guild Code of Ethical Conduct.