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Naomi is the owner/head trainer for Praiseworthy Pets LLC, which provides in-home, private dog training and cat behavior help for pet owners in Philadelphia, PA, and its surrounding areas.
Praiseworthy Pets is committed to helping your pet become a well-behaved family member. Training plans are designed to be as simple and effective as possible, using force-free training methods that are easy to implement in your daily life. Praiseworthy Pets offers day training packages for busy pet owners who want a professional to do the training for them. Private coaching is also available for pet owners who want to do the majority of the training themselves.
Naomi wasn't allowed to have pets as a child, so her chosen career allows her to make up for lost time as an adult!
Naomi received her bachelor's degree in cognitive science from Brown University, focusing on human psychology and children's cognitive development. She quickly realized that her true passion was working with animals and their people; Naomi went on to earn her master's degree in animal behavior and conservation from Hunter College in New York City. She worked with Amanda Gagnon Dog Training in NYC for three years, helping dogs and their people, while she completed her master’s degree. Naomi then moved to Philadelphia, PA, and started Praiseworthy Pets LLC.
A Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner (KPA CTP), Naomi is also a Certified Professional Dog Trainer - Knowledge Assessed (CPDT-KA). She is constantly striving to educate herself in new techniques and theory to better help pets and their owners live more harmonious, stress-free lives together. Naomi currently lives in Philadelphia, PA, with her husband and daughter, along with furry family members Uri (mini American Eskimo dog) and Rio (domestic shorthaired cat).
Naomi trains your pet one-on-one three times per week to install new behaviors and work on behavior modification. She also works with you and your pet for an hour-long transfer session in order to teach you how to incorporate your pet's new skills into your daily life!
2-4 week packages are available.
Naomi works with both you and your pet during hour-long sessions to teach new behaviors, make behaviors reliable in distracting environments, and troubleshoot real-life training scenarios.