You got a dog for joy, friendship, adventure, but lately, it feels like they bring more conflict than comfort.
We’ve helped thousands of people and their pets to find harmony. We know what it takes to be successful in a behavior change journey, and we want to help you.
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Yes! After helping thousands of families, we’ve identified what each behavior change journey needs to be successful.
While guiding pet families through numerous journeys, we’ve found that, regardless of the issue, the foundations are the same.
If you are ready to start taking action, helping your pup navigate the world, and mending your relationship, you’ve come to the right place.
You can do this
No really. You can.
Trust and Safety
You need to trust your dog again. That takes communication – here’s what you’re missing.
Do not pass “go”, enrichment comes first.
Why you haven’t seen success.
Answering all of your fantastic questions!
Ellen Yoakum is a Behavior Consultant and Trainer through Pet Harmony Training. She is a Karen Pryor Academy – Certified Training Partner, a Certified Professional Bird Trainer, a Separation Anxiety Pro Trainer, and has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Washington.
Having both personal and professional experience with a wide range of problem behaviors (see Griffey pictured here), she knows how hard living with a pet with behavior problems can be.
Ellen is dedicated to bringing the most up-to-date information to the table. Through a collaborative effort, a kind and compassionate learning environment, and a commitment to Least Intrusive, Minimally Aversive (LIMA) training Ellen curates her years of education and experience to provide a plan that will work for both you, and your pet. She is there to support and empower you in reaching your goals.
After all, in this behavior change journey, you are your pet’s champion. Sometimes you just need a little help.
Allie Bender, CDBC, CPDT-KA, SBA is the co-owner and founder of Pet Harmony, LLC and the co-author of Canine Enrichment for the Real World. She believes in working with animals by addressing underlying causes behind undesirable behaviors. She also believes in working with people to find the best solutions for your situation and household.
Allie has been working with rescue groups and shelters since 2006 in various capacities, including founding a student-run organization, Students Helping Rescue Animals, to aid local shelters with fundraising, supplying volunteers and providing education to the public about animal shelter issues.
Allie graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in animal science from Iowa State University. During her education, she spearheaded a research study exploring the effects of enrichment on stereotypical behavior in shelter dogs. After graduation, Allie was employed with local animal welfare organizations including a humane society and low-cost spay/neuter clinic.
Allie has been training animals professionally since 2012. In 2014 she moved to Utah to work as a dog trainer at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary. In 2015 she was promoted to Lead Dog Behavior Consultant. During her time at Best Friends, Allie was fortunate to be invited to speak multiple times at the Best Friends National Conference, make TV and commercial appearances, and provide nationwide behavior and training workshops with esteemed colleagues.
In 2016, Allie made the difficult decision to leave Best Friends and return to Illinois to be closer to family and to start her new business, Pet Harmony. She is a certified dog behavior consultant (CDBC) through the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants, certified professional dog trainer–knowledge assessed (CPDT-KA), a shelter behavior affiliate (SBA) through the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants, and an Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT) Canine Life and Social Skills (C.L.A.S.S.) evaluator, and is certified by TAGteach at the primary level.