PRAISE PATIENCE AND PRACTICE
CHANGES YOUR CATS AND DOGS UNWANTED BEHAVIOR
TRAINING IS A PARTNERSHIP
Sharon Mear’s Training Cats and Dogs is an evolving program developed over my years in practice, working with people and teaching them how to train and better understand their dogs and cats. At a fundamental level, my techniques come out of the simple observation that when a dog or cat does something and gets pleasure from it, he or she will do it again. This idea shapes the basis for the methods I use and teach: reinforce good behavior with attention, praise, treats, and play; ignore or redirect bad behavior. Praise, practice, and patience are the essential instructions you’ll hear from me often.
Since my program works best when it integrates easily into daily life, my focus begins by understanding your own specific situation and parameters and your needs and expectations. Once I get a clear picture of these, I shape a program of straightforward, simple techniques and then guide you through the process of learning to use them. While teaching you how to work with your pet, I also coach you to better understand your dog’s and cat’s communications and needs.
After each of our training sessions together, you will see a real, marked improvement in your own abilities to use techniques that work in training your dogs or cats. You’ll also see your pet’s behavior and abilities improve based on your commitment to practice. Your pet will continue sharpening his or her abilities to attentively listen and respond to your commands. At the end of most lessons, I’ll also leave you with written materials that will remind you of the step-by-step processes our lesson has covered.
Sharon is recommended by veterinarians, animal care professionals, and rescue organizations throughout New York City.
There may be many reasons why your cat or kitten is showing signs that something isn’t right. Peeing and pooping outside the litter box, hiding, excessive vocalization, playful aggression, pouncing, scratching, teething, and biting.
If your dog is jumping up, pulling on walks, barking, or aggressive with other dogs or cats, Sharon will explain how to understand and recognize your dogs cues. Taking direction, socializing with dogs and people, and responding to basic
It’s never too early to lay the foundation for a loving, happy, lifelong relationship with your new puppy. Puppy training focuses on…
Adopting a cat or dog is a big commitment and one of the best decisions you might ever make! While Sharon understands that specific needs are very individualized, she will support you in this process should an allergy-free breed be needed (as well as other conditions).
Training Cats and Dogs highly favors the “ADOPT DON’T SHOP” movement. This movement helps raise awareness about puppy mills, pet stores, and backyard breeders.
• Saving the life of an animal!
• Aids in supporting fewer stray dogs and cats on the streets.
• Aids in supporting less crowding and euthanized cats or dogs in shelters.
“Sharon is an exceptional animal behaviorist and trainer as well as a compassionate and patient individual. She can tackle issues ranging from basic obedience training to complex behavioral problems and she works with cats too. Sharon has been an amazing help to me with some behavioral issues I have had with my beloved dog Rudy, and I recommend her to all of my clients”
“Sharon helped me with issues that my cats were having, using down-to-earth suggestions and methods that work, all based in positive techniques. She’s one of those people that animals immediately trust and respond to. I’ve also seen her work with many unruly dogs, coaching their people. The animals always improve and they love her!”