Some common canine behavior problems include canine anxiety, housetraining issues, fear and aggression among others. Peggy Swager, one of our Instructors is a long time behavior consultant who has successfully worked with these problems, and more in her long career.
Peggy Swager graduated in 1978 with a BS in Biology with a minor in education. The degree includes several classes in psychology. She also took a class called Animal Ecology which included field studies as well as information on the handling of animals at the Denver Zoo.
In her early years, Peggy honed her skills by working with horses who had moderate to severe behavioral issues. This included horses who had herd bound issues-the equine equivalent of separation anxiety in dogs. She had three articles published in popular horse magazines which addressed how changes in training techniques could be valuable to horse behavior. Peggy reduced her work with animals for several years while raising a family. About twenty years ago, she once again ventured into the business by working with problematic dogs. Peggy taught dog classes including puppy class, agility, and obedience. She has shown in obedience and agility. She has worked with a variety of dogs to resolve behavior issues. Over the years, Peggy has developed several techniques to help resolve separation anxiety in dogs, including mill dog rescues and other shelter dogs.
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