Jill Haffley is a Dog Behavior Expert and a Professional Trainer
A professional member of and a Certified Dog Trainer through the International Association of Canine Professionals and an AKC STAR Puppy and Canine Good Citizen Evaluator, Jill initially focused on the obedience side of dog training, but then quickly developed an interest in understanding why dogs behave the way they do.
An avid trainer for nearly two decades, Jill has learned a variety of methods and philosophies regarding dog training and behavior modification, with an emphasis on pack behavior. A student of dog psychology, it is through her observations, awareness, and first-hand experience that she is able to devise formulas to help dogs and their owners.
Jill’s hundreds of hours of study and hands-on dog training allow people, and ultimately the dogs themselves, to put their trust in her. “I succeed at rehabilitating and re-socializing dogs.”
At Canine Behavioral Specialists, we treat every dog as if he were our own. Maybe you have a new puppy who needs to learn the fundamentals or an older dog who needs a bit of fine tuning. Regardless of situation, we can help. We are different than other dog training organizations because we add the behavioral aspect to each training course, as it is best to work the whole dog, not just one aspect. No behavior is too difficult that it cannot be addressed or corrected.
No matter what the breed, age, or issue, we can help!
Better Dog Training through Dog Psychology
The Pack Mentality
One of the most fundamental aspects of canine psychology is the idea of the pack. Your dog will, to some degree or another, compare himself in the same way with the human members of your family and with any other animals in your house. However, while your dog may be totally dependent upon you for shelter and sustenance, he could still come to see himself as a superior member of your family pack if you aren’t careful. Due to his natural tendencies to respect only those with a higher ranking than himself, this can make training and behavior modification practices extremely difficult, but I believe all dogs can be rehabilitated and trained.