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Meg Irizarry

Certified Behavior Consultant
Head Trainer

One of just 3 dog behavior consultants, certified throught the IAABC in Pennsylvanina within a 50 mile radius, Meg's interest in professional dog training was sparked almost 25 years ago when she became a puppy raiser for a dog guide school. After raising 9 puppies, she began to search for kinder, gentler and more effective ways to train. She also developed an insatiable desire to understand how dogs learn and function. Positive training methods, based on the science of behavior, were just beginning to emerge and Meg knew it was exactly what she was looking for.

"I am very excited to be working with Fulcrum Dog Training, as their Head Trainer. Fulcrum adheres to the highest, most humane, training standards in the industry. We strive to remain current with our education and methods. We are proud to embrace force-free training, which is proven to promote a closer relationship between you and your canine companions, as well as yield a happy and reliably trained dog. I served for many years as the satellite trainer for Susquehanna Service Dogs, a school that trains dogs to assist people with physical and developmental disabilities. I am proud to be a full member of the Pet Professional Guild, promoting force free training as well as an evaluator for the AKC Canine Good Citizen series of programs. Previously, I taught group classes at Positive Motivation Dog Training in NJ, as well as White Haven Veterinary Hospital, and was an endorsed member of NADOI, the National Assoc. of Dog Obedience Instructors.

I have studied under Pam Dennison, author of "The Complete Idiots Guide to Positive Dog Training" and am honored to have been executive editor of her updated and expanded book, "How To Right a Dog Gone Wrong - A Roadmap for Rehabilitating Aggressive Dogs" published in 2016. I have attended numerous seminars given by such notables as Ted Turner and Patricia McConnell, Bob Bailey, Parvene Farhoody and Kathy Sdao, to name a few and have completed a Canine Behavioral Seminar at Cornell University. In 2013, I attended a very comprehensive, three day exposition in Connecticut and had the pleasure of attending lectures by some of the most respected and skilled trainers, behaviorists and scientists in the canine world. Karen Pryor, Ken Ramirez and Kay Laurence, were among the presenters and lecturers. Having completed a seminar given by Kellie Snider on using the Constructional Aggression Treatment (CAT) method for dealing with aggressive and reactive dogs, I am very excited about the increased success in rehabilitating previously human and dog aggressive dogs. I have given numerous behavioral seminars at high schools as well as Rutgers University and Johnson Technical College. I continue to attend seminars and to further my education in an effort to be a more effective instructor. Knowledge, understanding and education are the tools to successfully build a better relationship with your dog!"