Teach & Coach

Phase 3 - Post-Adoption

I will be your one-stop consultant, in-person (locally) or by phone, to follow up on questions or concerns regarding eating, training, successful walking on a leash, etc., during the first 90 days after adoption.

I will coach you on a variety of tools and techniques, always focusing on positive reinforcement and customized to your situation, to ease anxiety or animal stress during the transition period. See the example on this page for how dogs can translate human behavior.

If you are located in Western North Carolina, I can provide additional training for families to successfully master basic obedience commands, using positive reinforcement techniques.

And I will create a written 90-day implementation plan to ensure both family and companion dog’s habits are well established, along with ways to clearly communicate with your dog, to enable successful assimilation of your newest family member!

 “As an empty nester… I was looking to get another dog. Phyllis knew of just the right match for me and my family. We fell head over heels in love with this little girl from day one. Phyllis knew that we needed a smart and loveable puppy and did a fantastic job imprinting her with good habits during the first several weeks, which meant I had much less work to do on puppy training! She is a sweet dog who fills my heart with joy and fun every day, she learns new tricks really fast, loves to follow me around the house, and is a champion snuggler!