Welcome to my website! My name is Lisa Giroux. I'm located in the Niagara region of Southern Ontario, Canada. I own three Australian Shepherds, one lovely spoiled housecat, an African Grey parrot and a Hahn's Macaw.
After years of teaching people to get things right with their dogs, I decided to put together a resource website for dog owners. This is the result! The training tips you will find on this site are tried and true. The methods are gentle and easy to implement. The article subjects are based on the most common questions that I get on a day-to-day basis.
What makes my resources and methods different and successful? It's hard to define, but it has to do with the reason I do this in the first place. I love animals. I want their lives to be better. I love people too! I discovered long ago that training dogs is easy; it's helping people train their dogs that can be tricky. In order to help the dogs, I have to get through to you, the owner, and help YOU, the owner. As soon as I can do that, the dog is doing better. In other words, happy owner, happy dog! So my methods are designed to bring you relief from stress as soon as possible while also providing the dog with a better life. As you read through my articles on the Training Tips page, you will understand exactly what I mean. For me, it's about improving the family dynamic, keeping people safe, and providing a better life for animals.
In the photo above you see me with Cypher, one of my former companions, doing what we loved most--hiking in Gros Morne National Park in Western Newfoundland. You can find out more about me and my menagerie on the Contact Lisa page.
If you've come here because you're frustrated and need help, you've come to the right place. Head on over to the Training Tips page.