Rhonda’s passion for helping dogs and people led her to become a professional dog trainer in the Burlington, Vermont area. Rhonda started her private training business Vermont Dog Pack in 2007 and an online course called My Dog Camp in 2014 to teach others how to run their own dog hiking and training business.
In 2017, Rhonda found a training method in dog training called Training Between the Ears invented by Mark McCabe that revolutionized how she trained dogs and thought about dog training. TBTE focused on the dog’s emotions rather than the dog’s behavior and that’s when she was introduced to NLP.
Rhonda’s dog training program is similar to Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) in that it helps dogs feel differently about their triggers. This NLP style of dog training helps to rewire their brains, changing how they view the world. This is how Rhonda trains reliable dogs- focusing on a dog’s opinion about the world not just their behavior.
Rhonda developed a strong interest in NLP for humans because of how much anxiety client’s had about their dogs, many having PTSD from previous dog fights. She now helps clients through her NLP Life Coaching & Hypnosis practice and is passionate about helping other dog trainers learn how to also help the dog parent for a complete training transformation on both ends of the leash.