Stephanie M (#1741)
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Stephanie M - Pets Writer
|Star Rating||6 Stars|
|Location||Goose Creek, SC|
Summary of Pets ExperienceStephanie works with 'problem' dogs or dogs that have behavioral issues (primarily aggression and separation anxiety) to rehabilitate them so that they are adoptable. She has written for several pet blogs (mainly dogs) and been a contributing writer for several websites on pet care and dog training.
She has firsthand experience working with pit bulls, Australian cattle dogs, chihuahuas and wolf hybrids but is very knowledgeable in dog care and training as well as breed specific traits and characteristics.
She adopted a chihuahua from a rescue and he had some anxiety, aggression and trust issues. She created a blog to document her work with him and help others who adopt rescue dogs learn how to work with their dogs and make them a part of the family.
She has been training dogs for most of my life. Her specialty is behavioral issues in dogs. She works with rescue dogs to help curb undesirable behaviors such as aggression, fear biting, food aggression, dominance, disobedience and other issues. Her approach is to reach the dog at its own level, speaking it own 'language.' She seeks to understand the cause or possible cause of the behavior and remedy it at its root. Then she educates the owner.
For instance, a dog that bites may be tired, overstimulated or afraid. Each CAUSE of the behavior requires a different approach. She finds the cause then tailors the approach to that cause.
She also works with cats and horses, helping to curb behavioral issues as well as help owners with pet nutrition and pet care.
She is a long time advocate for spaying/neutering pets and for getting dogs from rescues as opposed to pet shops.
She also has firsthand experience in exotic pets such as snakes, scorpions, tarantulas, skinks, chameleons, bearded dragons and other similar animals.