Avid Canine LTD
Danielle Spady KPA-CTP is the face behind Avid Aussies and Avid Training. She specializes in starting dogs off on the right feet and has had nearly 10 years of experience raising various puppy temperaments into sound adults. Although Australian shepherds will always have her heart, she's worked with many breeds of all ages- from 3 pound Yorkies to 180 pound Mastiffs.
Taking advantage of all that Colorado has to offer, Danielle enjoys hiking with her 8 Australian shepherds and her Fiancee's 3 Miniature Bull Terriers (Bantammbt.com) in any spare time she can find. She also has a flock of sheep - for the dogs, of course- and a plethora of chickens to tend to. Her dogs train and compete in various dog sports including but not limited to Herding, Agility, Rally, Nose work, Barn Hunt, Coursing, Earth Dog, and Conformation.
Teaching Style and Methods
Danielle trains using scientifically proven methods and focuses on teaching owners the Hows and Whys of teaching their dogs all they need to know. She graduated from the esteemed Karen Pryor Academy under the tutelage of Lindsay Wood and is a proponent of clarity for the dog via clicker training methods.
Living with such a varied group of dogs and animals, micromanaging every detail of their lives is just not feasible (or enjoyable!) so Danielle strives to teach her students with the same methods she uses at home- pattern the dogs to be easy to live with by making good choices and be and responsive when cued. Using positive reinforcement, classical conditioning and taking advantage of what the dogs already love to and want to do, she will help you to see who your dog is while you show them what it takes to live peacefully in this human world they're in.