Thanks for visiting! In this confusing world of online information, it’s our goal to help you make the best possible dog training decisions and smoothly pave your road to a happy, well-behaved, and well-adjusted dog.
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At Friend to the Furry, we believe in the potential of dogs and the dog-human relationship. We help dogs reach their full potential using only the most humane and scientifically proven positive reinforcement dog training methods. Through teaching people to communicate better with their dogs and better understand their dogs, they are able to meet their dog's needs and incorporate these needs into the training process. As a result, dogs learn better manners, and fears and anxieties that often cause undesirable behaviors are alleviated by getting to the root of the problem.
Here are some more reasons to choose Friend to the Furry:
Jen Strum, CTC CPDT-KA is a positive reinforcement dog trainer, dedicated to the humane treatment and compassionate care of animals. She has chosen to spend her life working with dogs and helping them and their owners to maintain healthy relationships. She attended an intensive program at Academy for Dog Trainers at the San Francisco SPCA, where she received her certification in dog training and behavioral counseling. Prior to attending the SPCA program, she volunteered at multiple shelters walking and training dogs, and devoted time and attention to studying Animal Behavior and Psychology, which gave her a great understanding of the canine species, adding to the rapport she always had with them.
She acquired further knowledge in these subject areas under the direction of experts in the topic at the SPCA. Having worked with a large variety of dog breeds from chihuahuas to mastiffs, she feels very comfortable around dogs of all sizes and dispositions. She is a lover of all animals, working to ensure their happiness and safety. Along with dog training, Jen Strum is also an experienced pet sitter and dog walker, where she employed her knowledge of animal behavior, administration of medications, as well as how to handle medical emergencies (Red Cross certified in Pet First Aid). She continues to educate herself in all matters of responsible pet care and the latest developments in dog training in order to ensure the best possible care for her clients, and shares her expertise to help the pets and pet owners of the NYC metropolitan area.