The Animal Behavior Center
Professional Animal Behavior Consultant & Trainer
I contacted Lara out of desperation. My in laws visited for a week and our pig’s behavior made an already stressful situation even more difficult. Jasper started lunging at visitors and vocalized a high pitch scream constantly. He was definitely on high alert, pacing and demonstrating a tense body posture. I started implementing training (station, hand touch, getting him used to hooves and teeth being touched) and providing more enrichment opportunities. I am happy to say my in laws have been visiting this week and Jasper has done very well. Things aren’t perfect by any means but he only barked at them once upon entering the house. When I pulled his station out he went right on his carpet and was no longer interested in our visitors. This time there were no lunges, no screams, and he even showed a relax demeanor by laying down and falling asleep while our family visited and talked. Thank you Lara for your guidance, videos, and training. You have made a world of difference.
Lara is a gifted teacher and trainer. She is such an intelligent, special, caring, warm and inviting person! Her center is spectacular and is set up perfectly for any sort of animal you might need help with. She shows you how to achieve the utmost enjoyment from your animal by teaching how to reinforce good behaviors by making it desirable for them to want to continue doing the behavior! There are no words that even begin to express the admiration I have for the gift she obviously has in working with animals in such a positive and make-sense fashion. She is absolutely a wonder! I feel so much gratitude toward Lara for the positive behaviors she has helped me to bring forth, sustain and enjoy in my Kwynn as well as Fetta! The workshop far exceeded any expectations that I had going into it. I am just beside myself with awe at her connection with animals! I highly encourage you to utilize her services if you have some things you wish to work on with your pets.
owner of Fleetwood farms