Paw and Order Dog Training and Behaviour is owned and operated by Nicole Courson CDBC KPA-CTP, in beautiful Nelson, BC, and the surrounding area. Nicole’s primary background and most significant experience is in working with dogs with aggression and reactivity towards people, dogs, or other animals, but she has a breadth of experience working with basic obedience and skills training as well as a wide range of problem behaviours. Using proven science-based methodology and a combination of classical and operant conditioning focused in positive reinforcement, Nicole coaches owners and teaches dogs how to better manage their stressors and behave appropriately – after all, we get dogs because we want a companion who will enrich our lives, just as we do theirs.
Nicole follows the LIMA principle, striving to always find the least invasive and minimally aversive way to teach our dogs what we want from them. A Certified Dog Behavior Consultant through the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC), Nicole has demonstrated theoretical and practical understandings of animal behavior modification principles and practices. With a foundation in positive reinforcement and marker (clicker) training from the Karen Pryor Academy and a breadth of experience in different forms of teaching both animals and humans, Nicole knows the best approach is to teach our dogs not just “don’t do that”, but “do this instead” so that life for both you and your dog will be considerably more fun, relaxing, and enjoyable for you and those around you.
Whether you have major problems to address or you just want to have a dog that doesn’t jump all over house guests, Paw and Order can get you there!