Paw and Order Dog Training and Behaviour is owned and operated by Nicole Courson KPA CTP, offering training and behaviour consulting for dogs 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 problems be that towards people, dogs, or other animals. She has a breadth of experience working with other problem behaviours as well, from fear or anxiety based reactions to environmental stress. Using science based methodology and a combination of classical and operant conditioning focused primarily around positive reinforcement, Nicole teaches dogs how to better manage their stressors and behave in the way we all want our dogs to – 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 in training, striving to always find the least invasive and minimally aversive way to teach our dogs what we want from them. With a foundation in positive reinforcement and marker (clicker) training having graduated 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 behaviour problems you need addressed or you just want to have a dog that doesn’t jump all over house guests, Paw and Order can get you there!