- Glenn Pierce, CTC
I’ve been working in dog behavior in some capacity since 2007. I’m a CTC graduate of Jean Donaldson’s Academy for Dog Trainers. I started PowerPuppy Behavior and Training in 2010, offering classes and private behavior consultations. I ran the STAR Partnership in Albany, NY, a program that helped inmates at a county jail care for and train shelter dogs. I’ve done pro-bono work at many shelters and rescues, and from 2015-2018 I worked as a Behavior Consultant in Dogtown, at Best Friends Animal Society in Kanab, UT. I have been a Professional member of the Pet Professional Guild since 2012, and serve on their Shelter and Rescue Committee.
My training techniques and tools are based on the science of behavior. I’m always reading, scouring the web for new research, attending workshops and conferences and communicating with colleagues so that I know I’ve got the best, most recent information.
- Science-based training
Behavior science gives insights into how to have animals learn in a way that’s lowest risk and highest effectiveness. Not only does the science support using only reward-based techniques; our animal friends just deserve to be treated with dignity and gentleness. I’ve worked with some of the most difficult dogs imaginable, and there is never a need to startle, intimidate, scare or hurt dogs in order to have them learn to behave the way that works best for us and them together.