About Your Trainer

 

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Naomi Rotenberg, certified professional dog trainer, with dog in Pretzel Park in Manayunk, Philadelphia.

Naomi Rotenberg

MA, KPA-CTP

I know you want to enjoy your life with your pet...
and how frustrating it is when your pet's behavior is less than ideal.

I know you want what's best for your pet...
but you aren't sure how to weed through all the conflicting training advice available out there.

I know how busy you are...
and how much (or little) training you are able to fit into your hectic and over-filled daily life.

I'm here for you! I'm on your team, coaching and supporting you while we work to transform your dog or cat into a praiseworthy pet

Since 2013, I’ve helped improve the lives of hundreds of dogs and cats in New York City and Philadelphia
and I can't wait to work with you too! 

My Education, Certifications, and Affiliations

 
Masters in Animal Behavior and Conservation, Hunter College

Masters in Animal Behavior and Conservation, Hunter College

Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner (KPA-CTP)

Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner (KPA-CTP)

International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC), Affiliative Member

International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC), Affiliative Member

Pet Professional Guild, Professional Member

Pet Professional Guild, Professional Member

 
 

Also, cool fact: my Masters thesis was covered by Psychology Today!
Read the article HERE.

 
"Milo and I are extremely grateful to have met Naomi. It is rare to find someone who is so naturally gifted at communication with both dogs and humans, and Naomi is exceptional in this way. Her intellect and knowledge of solid theory is equally matched by her pragmatism and ability to break down steps for dog parents! She is the consummate professional, but is also a lovely human being who always comes across as altruistic in her desire to work with and help the canine-human bond."
- Erin and MILO

How I Train

I Use Positive Reinforcement

  • I teach your pet what I want him to do, and reward him for doing it.
  • I adhere to the LIMA guidelines, and use force-free, non-aversive techniques.

I Track Progress

  • I take notes and video at each training session to continuously evaluate your pet's progress.
  • I adjust the training program if necessary, to minimize stress and maximize results. 

I Make it Simple

  • I teach your pet behaviors that are easy for you both to learn. 
  • I focus on relevant skills that you will use in the real world with your pet.

 
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