Hi, my name is Victoria Baker and like so many other dog trainers out there, I became a dog trainer by default. Starting with my own dogs training them to hunt, then working with Mountain Pet Rescue in Grand County fostering a new dog almost on monthly basis. That was when dog training became my calling. There was nothing more rewarding than helping a dog with "issues". My first foster dog was afraid of everything. I think he was locked up in a garage as that was were he preferred to be. Upon adoption 6 months later, he went to his furever home a confident, happy, well-behaved dog.
That was when I started to really study dog behavior. I am a graduate of Rocky Mountain Regional Dog Trainer Academy which provided me with the study of dog behavior and learning. More than that, it provided me with hands on training with a wide variety of breeds and an even wider variety of temperaments and problems. It also provided me with the basics of positive reinforcement training.
I knew in my heart that I could never punish a dog into being good and looked for a better way. I harnessed the tools of positive reinforcement to change how my fosters and my own dogs understood their world and my expectations.Suddenly my passion took over and now I'm making a career of it.
Today, I love:
• Helping dogs and their people learn to communicate and minimize frustration and “bad” behavior – on both ends of the leash.
• Watching dogs improve their life skills and emotional well-being.
• Seeing families uncover the dog they want, hidden inside the dog they have.
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