Values and Mission Statement

  • Create strong relationships between humans and their dogs – relationships that value and are based on trust, empathy and understanding.
  • Educate humans about why dogs behave as they do and coach them in making changes that will inspire desired behaviors.
  • Help dogs live their best lives by teaching them the life skills that they need to succeed in our human world.
  • Promote safety between children and dogs.
  • Utilizing and advocating for rewards-based training methods that do not rely on fear, pain or intimidation and promote the safety and protect the mental health and emotional well-being of dogs..
  • And, through all of the above, keep dogs in their homes, help dogs get adopted and reduce the number of dogs that find themselves in shelters and rescues.

I recognize that I am on the unceded territory of the Ho-Chunk nation and pay respects to their elders past and present. I also acknowledge the truth of violence perpetuated in the name of this country. Please take a moment to consider the many legacies of displacement, migration, and settlement that bring us together here today. Crimson Hound makes this acknowledgement as a step towards dismantling the legacy of settler colonialism and with a commitment to social justice.

As I have noted, part of my mission to help shelter and rescue dogs find forever homes. In order to do so, I offer free behavior assessments to rescues and shelters. I provide free and discounted behavior consultations and training sessions to fosters who are caring for shelter and rescue dogs and puppies.

In addition, I am a participating trainer for Human Alliance for Rescue Trainers (HART). HART supports shelters and rescues across the country by providing training support.

I am committed to growth mindset and staying current with the most up-to-date, scientifically valid training methods and techniques. Crimson Hound follows Least Intrusive, Minimally Aversive Effective (LIMA) training methods. Above all, my goal is to train dogs with the least amount of force, pain, fear and intimidation possible. As a Fear Free Certified Professional, I strive to provide fear and stress free training sessions.