Education & Presentations



Did you know that yawning can be a sign that your dog is stressed? Or that a wagging tail does not always mean a dog is happy?

Dogs have cohabitated with humans for thousands of years and are the most popular pet in the United States, and yet the vast majority of people know very little about canine body language and behavior. Learning about how dogs communicate, why they do the things they do, and how to train them effectively can help deepen our relationship with this wonderful species and help create safer and more enjoyable interactions between humans and canines.

Educating people about dog body language, behavior, and training is one my passions. I believe that all humans should have at least a basic understanding of how to “speak dog” since nearly everyone will have at least one interaction with a dog in their lifetime, and for most of us it’s a daily occurrence! To help achieve the goal of universal “literacy” in dog behavior, I provide educational talks and presentations to groups of people and organizations that would like to learn more about dog body language and positive reinforcement dog training.

I am particularly passionate about educating mental health professionals on identifying and addressing stress in therapy dogs and enjoy presenting regularly at Professional Therapy Dogs of Colorado’s Animal Assisted Therapy workshops.

Interested in learning how to “speak dog”? Get in touch via the button below so we can discuss rates and your group’s educational needs!