"We felt alone and trapped with our 'issues' dog that we rescued from a shelter. We were trying everything to make it work with our dog, but after an expert evaluation session with Amanda, she helped us to realize that the best course for us and our dog was to re-home him. It was what we knew was right in our heart, but having her expert opinion gave us the freedom of mind to follow through. Amanda even helped us to find our dog an excellent home. She was truly a life-saver, not only for us, but for our much-loved dog!"
Behavior Assessments* are available for individual owners, rescue groups, shelters and other dog professionals.
I have years of experience evaluating dogs for individuals and for shelters and have observed, trained and handled hundreds of dogs of all ages, sizes and breeds.
By observing and handling your dog or potential new dog or puppy, I can advise you about his/her compatibility with other animals and people, including small children.
I can also assess the presence and severity of resource guarding, handling sensitivity and other unwanted behaviors.
If you are interested in learning more or would like to schedule an assessment, please submit your inquiry here.
*Often referred to as Temperament Tests.
Lewis & Louie, pick of the litter!
"I have lived with and trained dogs for 20 years. In our latest search for two separate companion dogs we hired Amanda on two different occassions to evaluate a group of dogs and puppies, as we reside in another state.
"Amanda was a joy to work with. Extremely professional. But most of all incredibly talented in her understanding of canines. She filed a report with us that led us to chose two different dogs with the finest temperament and health we have ever had. Without her high level of skill and experience we would have chosen different animals, both of which had health and temperament issues that others (including myself) had not diagnosed.
"Because of her we ended up with a puppy and an adult dog that are the finest animals I have ever owned. Amanda was challenged during this evaluation by lengthy travel and difficult personalities. She dealt with both - with grace and ease.
"I will hire her and fly her anywhere in the world whenever we purchase any other dogs, as her abilities are priceless."