Specializing in Dog Behavior Problems
Behavior and Training Philosophy
Cindy follows the recommendations of the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior (AVSAB), using scientifically-based principles of positive reinforcement, classical conditioning, operant conditioning, desensitization, and counter conditioning to change behaviors. She never uses aversives, force, coercion, or physical corrections to modify behavior.
Cindy Ehlers is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer, CGC Evaluator, Therapy Dog Instructor and Animal Assisted Crisis Response Team Trainer/Evaluator with over 2o years experience in applied dog behavior specializing in Simple Solutions for Serious Problems and other not so serious problems. Consultations in your home, her home office, or where ever you need her. Follow up phone and email support is included . Other services provided are psychiatric service dog training, therapy dog courses and Dog Behavior workshops throughout Oregon.
Cindy was the Animal Behavior & Training Coordinator at Lane County Animal Services from 2008 until June of 2012 when the City of Eugene gave the contract to Greenhill Humane Society. As an animal care advocate committed to saving adoptable and treatable animals, she co-founded Canine Miracle Rescue
She has worked professionally since 1998 developing programs that specialize in providing animal assisted emotional support to children, teenagers and adults whose lives have been affected due to life changing events, crisis and disaster. She is the founder of Animal Assisted Crisis Response and has taught Animal Assisted Crisis Response courses through out the United States. Ehlers, her Keeshond Tikva and other Crisis Response dog teams trained in animal assisted crisis response, respond locally and nationally to crisis and disasters. For more information about those programs please visist the following websites