Joyce Loebig, KPA-CTP, CPDT-KA
I am the owner of Rewards Dog Training. I'm a graduate of the top-ranked Karen Pryor Academy Professional Dog Trainer program, and am certified through the Certification Council of Pet Dog Trainers. I also have a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology.
Dog training certification is voluntary. I maintain my dog training certifications because I believe dog trainers should be educated through reputable organizations and that trainers should adhere to high standards of service and professionalism. I am committed to continued education in the animal behavior field and regularly attend webinars, workshops, and conferences.
I use only positive-reinforcement, force-free training methods. Positive reinforcement means teaching the dog what we want them to do, rewarding them for it, and minimizing their chances of continuing unwanted behavior. I am committed to force-free training, and never use pain, fear, or intimidation to achieve results. I do not use nor believe in aversive equipment or techniques. This approach has been scientifically shown to be the most effective training method with the least number of side effects. It is effective, science-based, and humane.
Experience and Memberships
"Joyce is a careful listener/observer, and she provided a simple and practical training program that fit our lives and skills."