Terri Elkins

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About Me
First Name: 
Terri
Last Name: 
Elkins
Summary: 

Training at Taming the Wild Side is based on fun and games, using a clicker, and building your relationship with your companion. The relationship with your pet should evolve into a partnership through positive-based training. Your dog will OFFER to work for you instead of HAVING to work for you! From the Wild Side, to the companion by your side.

Bio: 

Some of my favorite things to do are therapy work with Glacier, my Newfie mix, dog scootering, hiking, camping, and dog sledding. One day I would like to attempt skijoring. My favorite place in the world is Ely, Minnesota! I love its peaceful wilderness, the welcoming town, and the opportunities for research and volunteer work with both wolves and bears.

I love problem-solving dog behaviors in order to enhance the relationship between dogs and their families. My goal is for everyone to “just get connected." I have attended many training seminars, including Super K-9, a three-day dog training workshop led by Trish King, Sue Sternberg, and Brenda Aloff. This workshop specialized in dog aggression, dog behavior, temperament testing, working with local shelters, dog training techniques using massage therapy, and connecting with your dog using body language. I also attended a workshop entitled The Art and Science of Animal Training, sponsored by the behavior analysis department of the University of North Texas. This workshop was an open panel discussion featuring six top trainers. The panelists talked about enhancing the lives of animals and their guardians through behavior analytic research, and informing the public about these discoveries. The panel members included Bob Bailey, Steve White, Ken Ramirez, Kay Laurence, Alexandra Kurland, and Steve Martin.

I am currently on the Board of Directors of Delta Hearts of Gold Therapy Dogs, and am a member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT). I own a Reading Education Assistance dog and launched a R.E.A.D. program at Texas Christian University's Starpoint School. Currently, I am working on the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers (CCPDT).

Services Offered: 

At Taming the Wild Side, we offer private in-home sessions, private sessions at our facility, and temperament testing. We offer classes with the following specialties: puppy training, therapy dog training, confidence-building, beginner and advanced obedience, growler/reactive dog training, scent training, and fitness with Fido. Organized group hikes with your companion are also available!

Services Offered Summary: 
Offering private in-home sessions, private sessions at our facility, and temperament testing. We also offer classes in: puppy training, therapy dog training, confidence-building, beginner and advanced obedience, growler/reactive dog training, scent training, and fitness with Fido. Organized group hikes with your companion are also available!
Contact Information
Phone Number: 
+1 (817) 333-4579
Location: 
76126 Fort Worth , TX

History

Member for
6 years 11 months