It’s All About Dogs Sarasota, Bradenton, Florida

It’s all about dogs , moments when I have a thought or idea about dogs, dog behaviordog training, what it means to be professional dog trainer and other thoughts concerning dog welfare, and their quality of lifeI want to pass thoughts on to everyone who loves and keeps dogs but most of all to those who want to understand them better. I’m an ambassador not just for my chosen breeds but all dogs and what responsible dog ownership means. 

Understanding dogs envisioning their perspective potentially provides a more interesting relationship and bond.

For every dog whose life could be improved, there is probably also an owner who is struggling with a dog that is beyond their ability to train. My passion in life, honed through education, is to help the individuals on both ends of the leash. 

I’ll be posting thoughts concerning dog issues, dog training, dog behavior, dog cognition, dog aggression sometimes using studies, sometimes using my perspective, observation and views. Additionally, you’ll find posts concerning other species mental health and physical welfare. 

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We believe this to be the path to successful relationships!

“Play and training are not contrary, but rather complimentary, dogs and puppies who have not learned that play and training are synonymous will not be willing participants in training because motivationally they are both necessary for success.” Hediger said, “good training is disciplined play” (1955/1968). 

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Training and Behavior Solutions, LLC
Combining Art and Science for Training Animals
Joyce Kesling, CDBC, ACCBC
Certified Dog Behavior Consultant (
Associate Certified Cat Behavior Consultant (
Professional Dog Trainer
Sarasota County, Manatee County, Bradenton, Lakewood Ranch, Nokomis, Siesta Key, Long Boat Key, Lido Key, Osprey, Venice, North Port
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