Certified force-free animal behavior consultant opens second location in Des Moines

Certified force-free animal behavior consultant opens second location in Des Moines

Force-free animal behavior and training consultant, Homeward Bound Animal Behavior and Training, LLC continues to expand its reach with the opening of a second location in Des Moines, Iowa.

The Iowa outpost joins the existing branch in Wyocena, Wisconsin and will see the certified behavior consultants bring their force free, positive reinforcement approach to the region’s dogs, cats and avians.

Consultation and training will be delivered by experienced Homeward Bound trainer, Jolene Short, who has relocated to Des Moines from Wisconsin. With a wide range of professional certifications to her name, including CDBC, CPDT-KA, CSAT, FFCP (Trainer), Ms Short and the Homeward Bound team will offer pet owners a kinder and more humane alternative to the large number of aversive trainers operating in the area.

Founder Emily Blythe, ACDBC, ACCBC, CSAT, FFCP (Trainer), BSc said, “We’re delighted to be adding Des Moines and surrounding areas to our locations serviced. There are many trainers utilizing prong collars, choke chains and electronic training collars in Iowa, so we hope that our presence will help more pet owners to access force free and positive reinforcement methods rather than these aversive tactics.

“We’re really looking forward to getting to know our new neighborhood pets in Des Moines and helping local families to improve their pet’s behavior while also making training and communication more fun and less stressful.”

Des Moines families will have access to Homeward Bound Behavior’s full range of in-person training services. These include specialist support for animals needing basic training, socialization, or more advanced concerns like fearfulness, biting, or reactivity.

All in-person services are available within a 40-mile radius of Des Moines. Virtual sessions can be delivered worldwide.

For more information, visit: http://www.homewardboundbehavior.com