Lakes Region Pet Resort
Lakes Region Pet Resort, LLC
Ready to go hiking or engage in fun activities in training sessions!
I will provide positive reinforcement activities that will create a joyful learning experience for you and your dog. I have always had a passion for dogs and establishing a strong bond and partnership with my dogs. At one point, I wanted to learn more about the physiology and psychology of dogs. I considered going to college for Veterinary Medicine. Instead, I made a critical decision to pursue my career in Education as a teacher and an administrator in public education. I have a BS in teaching, MA in Reading/Language Arts, and a Ph.D. in Educational Administration.
I have come full circle and returned to my passion for working with dogs. I met Dee Ganley through adopting a black lab named Cody. Dee uses positive reinforcement training and activities that reinforce learning for our four legged friends. After I met Dee, I decided to expand my educational career to include teaching people how to train their dogs. I’ve worked with Dee in obtaining my dog training certification and integrating my teaching skills in coaching people to train their dogs.
In being an educator, I have a keen understanding of the learning process. This serves me well in teaching dog training classes. My dog training classes use positive reinforcement and activities that build the skill level of learning process for your dog to establish the behaviors you want and extinguish the ones you don’t want.
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Doggie Day Care
Tammy with her three dogs: Smittals, Cody & Tory
Meet Dee Ganley
I am one of those people who find joy and solace being with dogs. I am happiest in their company and proud to have earned their trust. I have experienced the deeply civilized "conversations" that happen between well trained dogs and their handlers. I know that I am a better person - more just, more open-minded, much kinder and certainly happier - because of the friendship of my four-footed friends.
The training and behavioural work I do with the public and shelter community is about how to achieve the two goals: Getting behaviour we want and getting rid of behaviour we don't want, humanely and while having fun! I teach positive reinforcement, and I place a very strong emphasis on managing a dog's environment for safety.
For 30+ years I taught training classes and advised individuals on how to create positive partnership with their dogs. In the mid-1990’s, I began sharing positive reinforcement training with the deeply committed people working in the shelter world. From 1998-2004, I was the Training and Behaviour Manager for the Upper Valley Humane Society in Enfield, NH. My single most important goal was to create a shelter and training program that teaches humans to evaluate dogs humanely and fairly and to set up a training plan to help teach the dogs self-control skills. I worked with the staff, volunteers and the public, helping them use positive reinforcement to change rude dogs into agreeable family members. Shelter dogs have shown me that self-control skills are the foundation of adoption success. They literally mean the difference between life and death.
Today, I am back in private practice, which now includes travelling to many wonderful places helping shelters, rescues, or just folks who want to learn my practical, humane techniques to change our dogs and ourselves into friends and partners for life. I’m still lecturing all over New England and abroad. Sharing my knowledge with others.
Dee Ganley CPDT, CABC, CAP 2
Doggonit Training - where I teach owners how to be leaders of their pack!
My goal in life was always to make a difference in the world and to change people's lives. Yet my passion was to work with animals. I now feel more than lucky to be able to combine my passion and goal together through training.
I am a graduate of UNH with two degrees: A BA in psychology with a focus on animal cognition, and an Associates in Animal Science. I am a certified professional dog trainer (CPDT-KA), a CGC evaluator for the American Kennel Club, an official member of the association of pet dog trainers (APDT), an Operation Socialization Certified Trainer (OSCT), and I have obtained a CAP1 in clicker training. I was a veterinary technician for 4 years and I am currently the Director of the Behavior Department for the NH Humane Society. I have helped to train dogs for CCI - which is an organization that raises and trains service dogs for people with disabilities.
I enjoy attending as many educational conferences, classes, and seminars that I can in order to keep up with the ever so changing information in this field. Because I am trying to get more involved in the NH community I am on the board of directors for Happy Tails Dog Park of the Lakes Region.
I do own a bit of a zoo myself! I currently own 2 dogs and a Vietnamese Potbelly Pig who enjoys spending her time as a therapy pig by visiting nursing homes and after school programs. I continue to learn something new from each dog and am convinced that I will never stop learning!
Both private consultations and group obedience courses are available.
Kelly Arbogast AS, BA, CPDT-KA, AKC CGC Evaluator, APDT, CAP1, OSCT, Animal Behavior Consultant
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