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Lee Desmarais

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South East Massachusetts
(774) 409-5065

Lee Desmarais is a graduate of the Karen Pryor Professional Dog Trainer Program, is a Certified Dog Trainer (CDT-KSA) through INTOdogs, a licensed Family Paws Parent Educator, Certified Level-1 Applied Behavior Analysis Accredited Practitioner (ABAP-1), and has also completed 60 hours in Dr. Susan Friedman's Learning and Living with Animals course and holds a certificate in Emotional CPR (eCPR) through Behaviour Aid. In addition she is a Licensed Family Dog Mediator through Kim Brophey's, L.E.G.S. Applied Ethology Professional Course® and holds a certificate of completion in Michael Shikashio's Aggression in Dogs Master Course.

Lee is an organizational member of INTOdogs as well as the Pet Professional Guild, International Initiative for Force-Free Dog Trainers and Progressive Reinforcement Training. Lee is a “positive based”, “force-free”, “aversive-free” trainer; Certified Fear-Free Professional, whose primary style of teaching is based in ethical and scientifically proven training approaches, according to the ethical guidelines and humane practices as defined by:
The American College of Veterinary Behaviorists
The American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior
The International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants
Linda Michaels' Hierarchy of Dog Needs
The Pet Professional Guild

Lee understands fully that the methods of training chosen to work with dogs will shape the relationships and emotional well-being those dogs have with both their owners and their environment, for their lifetime. She is committed to her continued education in order to stay informed on the most current behavioral approaches, most ethical practices, and most positive reinforcement techniques of the day. Lee believes training is about building a relationship with your dog, much like that between humans; one that is based on love and trust, give & take, as well as mutual understanding.

Additionally, Lee is a participant in Project tRade, the Pet Professional Guild's (PPG) international advocacy program that promotes the use of force-free pet training equipment.

Amy Cook-The Play Way
Karen Deeds-Reactive Integration Protocol
Laura Donaldson -Slow Thinking is Life Saving for Dogs
Laura Donaldson-Somatic Self-Resilience
Diane Garrod-Stress Release For Dogs: The Canine Emotional Detox
Kelly Snider-Constructional Aggression Treatment (CAT)
Grisha Stewart-Behavioral Adjustment Training (BAT 2.0)

Licensed Family Dog Mediator