Hi! I'm Ines!

I'm a professional dog trainer who is sharing my journey as I transition to positive reinforcement based dog training methods.

What is a 'Crossover Trainer'?

Crossover trainers are animal trainers who have transitioned or are transitioning to positive reinforcement based dog training. They come from all kinds of backgrounds but have now found themselves in search of science-based, less-force training methods and techniques for one reason or another. 

My Mission

  • Promote tolerance and understanding towards those who have not made the transition.
  • Promote the use of positive reinforcement with people as well as with animals.
  • Set people and dogs up to succeed instead of fail.
  • Provide resources to others who are on the journey along side me.
  • Treat every person and animal with the utmost respect.

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What are you struggling with right now?


  • Bany

    Reply Reply 6 December, 2014

    Hi my name is Bany and I’m the proud owner of a German Shepherd Mix, rescued from The Middle East. He’s a fabulous dog who gets along great with my pack and he’s good with a few of my friend’s dogs but that’s about it. When we are walking outside, if I see another person walking their dog across the street, I have to change my route or else he just wants to launch at them. He barks, growls and pulls towards them. Now I have to say, he’s paralyzed & does walk in a wheelchair but nonetheless, he’s very strong! The other thing he’ll do is re-direct his anger so if anything gets in his way, my other dog’s leash, your pant leg…anything, he’ll grab it as he’s growling & barking at the other dog. I’ve tried giving him treats before to associated it in a positive way, it doesn’t work. When he see’s another dog, he doesn’t care what you are trying to give him, he just wants to ‘attack’ kind of. So I just change my route and try to avoid it as much as possible. But I do wish this would be solved, once and for all. Any advice?

  • Kathleen

    Reply Reply 9 April, 2014

    I have an almost 12mo old Dalmatian. He is a super awesome dog. I left a comment on the post about the dog whisperer in regards to a local dog trainer and a prong collar. Right now, my only issue is when we are sitting on the couch, he likes to come up and stand on my lap. He is looking out the windows, but I don’t think he needs to stand on my lap to do that. He’s very handsy and likes to climb up on us and put his “arms” around our necks. He’s super smart, so I can’t figure out why I can’t get him to stop this behavior. I do believe that our puppy class damaged him a little.
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  • Lorelei Shannon

    Reply Reply 29 March, 2014

    We adopted a chihuahua/rat terrier mix last summer, and he has recently become very destructive when we are gone. We are currently crating him when we are gone, but I hate to do that long term, as we are all at work/school all day. Help?


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