Georgette Lombardo

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First Name: 
Georgette
Last Name: 
Lombardo
Summary: 

My name is Georgette Lombardo and I am a certified professional dog trainer in Albuquerque, New Mexico. I work with clients throughout the greater Albuquerque and Rio Rancho metro area. My primary focus with clients, both human and canine, is to help them understand each other better and improve the human animal bond.

I completed a rigorous six-month training course through Karen Pryor Academy (KPA). As one of approximately 1200 Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partners (CTP) in the world, I possess unique knowledge and skills in using a clicker during the positive training process.

Quite simply, the clicker is marker-based training that helps your dog understand what you want him or her to do. You could call the clicker an interpreter because the clicker aids in the communication process. Our dogs do not come equipped with a human/dog pocket translator. That's where the clicker helps. It is easy for both humans and dogs to learn what the sound of the click means. The clicker will soon become your dog’s favorite new sound! Dogs and their pet parents each have fun during the training process; the sessions are not very long or time consuming.

All of my business is conducted in the privacy and convenience of your home or office. We all learn best when we are calm and comfortable—and that certainly applies to dogs. It is always preferable to learn new skills or behaviors in a low-distraction environment. During my training sessions, I set up clients to succeed—both the dogs and the pet parents. Each session lasts about one hour and I teach two to three new behaviors. The following session we go over what worked and what didn't during the last lesson. So, the dogs and the pet parents have “homework.” But don't worry—your dogs will actually enjoy the homework! And when you notice the improvements in your dog(s), you will want to do more practice, too.

You don't have to carry a clicker and treats the rest of your life. Once a behavior is in place, the clicker is no longer necessary. A clicker helps introduce new behaviors and tells your dog “that is exactly the behavior I wanted.” Everyone wants to have a well-behaved dog; with clicker training and my help and guidance, that is completely possible.

Clicker training changes your perspective with your dog. Your new focus will simply be this: catch your dog IN THE ACT of doing something good!

Bio: 

I have loved dogs for as long as I can remember. Although I did not have my own dogs until later in my life, dogs have become our main focus. The reason I say “our” is that my husband, Marc, and I are very dedicated to our current rescued dogs, two huskies, Alaska and Ivan. Like many other positive reinforcement trainers, I learned quite a bit from our first two dogs, Teddy and Nikkita. One of the many things I learned is that I had been working in the wrong environment and occupation for too long.

To pursue and spend more time with dogs, but without knowing where to start, I began by volunteering at our local animal humane location, Animal Humane New Mexico. I wanted hands-on experience with more dogs, so I thought walking dogs was the perfect fit. Not only was it a good fit, it turns out that I wanted to learn more. A woman in the Behavior Department of the organization, someone I look to as a mentor and who is now a colleague, told me about Karen Pryor Academy. After graduating from the KPA Dog trainer Professional program in January of 2015, I have been all about the dogs.

The first 27 years of my professional career were spent at the university and then in the corporate world. Now as I continue my new life as a certified professional dog trainer, I couldn't be happier. I encounter many wonderful pet parents who want a better understanding of and way to communicate with their dogs. They are vested in their dogs, and these dogs are members of their family. When I left the corporate life behind, my new motto became, “All doggies, all the time.”

Services Offered: 

·         Foundation Skills Training: Basic good dog manners (sit, down, stay, come, etc.)

·         Polite Walking Training: Too tongue twisting to say “Loose-Leash Walking”

·         Pre-Adoption Counseling: What to do before you bring home the new dog/puppy

o   Are you going to crate train your new dog/puppy?

o   Have you selected your veterinarian?

o   How much time have you taken from work/school to spend with the new dog/puppy?

·         Coming later this Fall: New Puppy Socialization Program

Services Offered Summary: 
I like to help pet parents with the foundation skills such as sit, down, stay, come, and other skills well-behaved dogs should know. A well-behaved dog is welcome in many more places than ever before. All of my training is done in the convenience of your home or office so that you receive one-on-one, individualized attention. I also provide counseling so new pet parents have a better idea what to expect when they bring home a new dog or puppy.
Contact Information
Phone Number: 
+1 (505) 553-5300
Location: 
8201 Golf Course Road NW, #D-3
87120 Albuquerque , NM

History

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2 years 10 months