Rachael help my animal?
specializes in issues of fear and anxiety
found in rescue dogs or cats, and the symptoms that result from
your adoptions! Prevent returns!
Rachael can customize a workshop/lecture for your rescue,
shelter or behavior group on behavior issues or socialization.
Handouts given. Workshops on socialization of 'special needs' cats
and dogs are her specialty**
Rachael is a nationally known dog and cat
behaviorist with a solid understanding of animal behavior
fundamentals and an uncanny understanding of animals and their
Rachael’s prior experience in counseling
and social work coupled with her training in animal behavior well
equips her for her work with cats, dogs, and their owners. Rachael
feels that pets often mirror their owner’s emotions and
feelings and act them out for the owner. She also feels that our
animals can be the barometer of tension or change in the
household. As one client put it “ When Rachael came to the house
I think I may have learned more from her about me than about my
cat. She went right to the real issues behind my cats behavior and
helped me work through them”.
Rachael works at the root cause level of behavior issues.
She can quickly size up a situation, determine the root cause, and
provide insight and recommendations that yield results. Her sense
of humor and intuitive wisdom has helped countless owners and
their cats. Rachael is often used as a resource by other
Rachael is available for individual sessions,
workshops, and lectures. Most of her cases resolve in 3 session and
her 3 session package is what is most often sold.
Some of the issues Rachael has worked with
nervousness and generalized anxiety
of men, thunderstorms, loud noises, car rides
to groom, sensitivity to touch
to other animals and people
inappropriate chewing or
elimination (dogs and cats.. litter box issues.. yes!)
of focus, excitability
pet household aggression
related to a new household or a move
related to a sudden medical condition (loss of limb,
a new baby or pet to the house hold- NEW
(pre-baby or pre-new puppy, cat sessions available!)
a new pet
uses only positive training methods and her focus in on training
YOU to help your animal. In her three session behavior series, the
first session is used to assess the issue(s), make recommendations
and train you and your animal how to follow through on those
recommendations. Plenty of time is available for questions and
demonstration. Rachael then comes back in generally a week to
check status, make any refinements and encourage you on your
progress. The 3rd session is generally scheduled 2-3 weeks out
from the second session and is used to review what we have learned
and to show you how to maintain that change. None of Rachael's
cases have gone past 3 sessions.
uses Tellington Touch in many of her cases especially those
involving fear and anxiety. Click here to
read about Tellington Touch.