Peggy Adams Myers, BS, CCS, CPDT-KA is dedicated to educating people about animal behavior and helping them solve training and behavior challenges. Peggy’s love of science, animals and teaching come together in her work at Companion Animal Solutions. After many years working in medical research, solving problems and communicating complex scientific information, she decided to put those skills to use helping pet owners. Her degree in Health Education focused on effectively conveying information to modify human behavior – the first step in changing your pet’s behavior. Her empathetic and easy-going style is focused on making the mechanics of behavior change understandable for both her human clients and their pets.
Years ago, Peggy saw how the use of correction-based training classes with her own dogs resulted in fear and avoidance rather than a confident dog. She wanted to find a way to change her dogs’ behavior without resorting to frightening or hurting them. Peggy’s science background led her to seek out dog training methods based on research in animal behavior. She now trains using force-free methods that show the dog how it pays off to get things right, and eases fear and anxiety with proven methods to help the pet feel better about scary or upsetting situations.
Peggy is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA), Fear Free Certified Trainer (FFCP), and a graduate of the Northwest School of Canine Studies (CCS). She began her career as a dog trainer and behavior consultant interning with some of the top trainers in the Puget Sound. She is the former Director of Canine Safety and Training for Seattle-based Georgia Peaches Puppy Rescue, providing her behavior and training expertise to a large community of puppy and dog adopters.
Peggy has lived with cats and/or dogs for most of her life, and enjoys seeing the world from the animals’ perspective. She especially enjoys the challenge of working with fearful pets, and owners who are frustrated by their pet’s behavior.
Peggy is the owner and manager of Companion Animal Solutions. She currently spends her training time volunteering with a rescue in San Diego to help old dogs be more adoptable and comfortable in their new homes.
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