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What you will get with your consult:
A zoom call where...
We will discuss your dog's current behavior issues
I will evaluate your dogs behavior
We will develop training goals based on the changes you would like to see
I will outline a plan on how we will work together to regain harmony in your home!
With online training we teach YOU how to teach your dog enabling you to take charge in training sessions. Additionally, because the training is conducted by you in your dogs own environment there is no need to generalize skills learned from the trainer to you and from the class environment to the home environment. With traditional training, pet parents will often report that their dog only listens to the trainer. With Paw-some Behavior you learn to be your dogs trainer therefore eliminating this problem and strengthening the bond between you and your dog.
All packages come with access to our community facebook group to connect with other pawsome pup parents and view continually updating and interactive information
My name is Courtney Goodman and I am a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). I received my Bachelors degree in Developmental Psychology from The College of New Jersey and I earned my Masters Degree in Applied Psychology focusing in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) from Rider University. Behavior Analysis is the scientific study of principles of learning and behavior. Applied Behavior Analysis is a systematic approach used to examine behavior and reliably related environmental variables in order to use behavioral techniques to bring about a desired change in behavior.
My initial experience in the field of behavioral psychology focused on individuals with autism who exhibited severe problem behaviors. While I loved working with this population I found that I also had a strong passion for working with animals and I decided to use my education not only to help humans but to help animals as well.
I use reinforcement based techniques to teach new behaviors as well as to decrease problem behaviors. This is achieved by teaching positive replacement behaviors for the problem behaviors. These changes in behavior are brought about using shaping techniques and differential reinforcement (positive reinforcement of appropriate behaviors combined with withholding of reinforcement for inappropriate behaviors).
I use fear-free, reinforcement based training and follow LIMA guidelines for the least-intrusive, minimally aversive methods of achieving behavior change. Learn more about LIMA here: https://apdt.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/position-statement-lima.pdf
Please contact me with any questions you may have and/or to discuss services!
I am located in Yardley, PA and serve any location across the U.S.
*In person sessions are only available for individuals that live in Yardley, PA and the surrounding area. All other locations are online only.