Terrie Hayward is a Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner (KPA-CTP) and Faculty member and also holds a professional certification with the Council of Professional Dog Trainers (CPDT-KA). She is an Associate Certified Member of the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC), is primary level TAG Teach certified, and is a Certified Separation Anxiety Trainer (CSAT) specific to working with dogs who suffer from the panic disorder, canine separation anxiety. Additionally she specializes in working with hearing (deaf) impaired dogs and is the author of the book, A Deaf Dog Joins the Family: Training, Education, and Communication for a Smooth Transition.
PAW uses positive reinforcement which makes training and learning fun and rewarding for people and animals!
Positive Animal Wellness is currently located in sunny Rincon, Puerto Rico, however also works remotely with clients from afar. We focus on using the science of behavior to help you to understand and better communicate with your animals. In doing so we help to facilitate productive and reinforcing relationships.
Our goal is to assist in redesigning the environment such that problem behaviors become irrelevant and behaviors that we want to see continue are reinforced and flourish.
Positive reinforcement training observes behaviors that you want to continue, marks the behavior the instant it occurs via a signal, and then “pays” with something reinforcing to the learner. If the learner makes a mistake all that you do is wait and let them try again. In this way, learning becomes enjoyable and satisfying.
Terrie has continued to seek out professional development opportunities to continue to build her knowledge and understanding of behavior and has over fifteen years of experience rescuing, rehabbing, and training animals around the globe.